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It took me six weeks to get around to writing, but Part 20 of the Impala Hell Project saga is done. If you haven’t read Parts 1 through 19, go here.

Impala Hell Project!

July 4th, 2011

The 1965 Chevy Impala sedan I owned from 1990 through 2000 was the most significant motor vehicle I’ve ever owned— more miles driven, more hours of wrenching, more junkyard trips, more everything than any other car or truck. Finally, I’m writing its story. Head over to TTAC to read the first five parts.

24 Hours of LeMons fanatics have been hoping for a vintage NASCAR-style entry for years, and Legend of LeMons Unununium Medal winner Speedycop and his henchmen came through at the Southern Discomfort race last month.  

Last time you saw my ‘66 Dodge A100 project, the “new” 318 was installed and running. Today, after a couple of weeks of procrastination and slow-motion wrenching, the van took its first drive around the block.

How Could This Happen?

November 1st, 2010

Since I’m in the early stages of a Hell Project involving a forward-control mid-60s Detroit van, my jaw dropped when I saw that someone had allowed Little Joe to go to The Crusher. How? Why?

I finally got around to swapping in the allegedly good 318 that came as part of the deal for my ‘66 Dodge Sportsman Custom van, and whaddya know— it is a good engine!

The junkyard near my house has quite a few machines that we’d all prefer to see surviving on the street. For example, this 46-year-old IHC flatbed.

One of the nice things about my house in California was its proximity to the Oakland Pick-N-Pull. If I needed an ‘85 Civic starter at 4:50 PM, I knew I could be at the yard before its 5:00 closing time. Now I’ve just discovered a well-stocked self-service yard within a few miles of my new [...]

Remember the shiny red FJ40 Land Cruiser parked near the mean-looking ‘76 FJ55 Land Cruiser we saw last week?

And the Real Winner Is…

October 11th, 2010

Yeah, yeah, so an Alfa took the win on laps this afternoon. That’s nice, but what true LeMons aficionados really care about is the Index of Effluency… which also went to an Alfa!

Yes, this is a 1966 Ford F250 with a vegetable garden in the bed.

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