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Progress is great!

Posted: March 4, 2012 in talking crap

A very productive weekend was had. Ben and Ken pulled out the alternator and determined that it was dead. Ben ordered a new alternator which cost about $180. Now that we bought a fuel pump at around $100 or so and the alternator, we’re pushing the budget but we’ll sell some parts to make up […]

We didn’t do any welding because while we have welding talent, we don’t know how to MIG weld. Therefore, 2 weeks ago, we got the car over to Evil Genius Racing and had them put in the cage (long story but the BD Racing cage wasn’t so good), the seat, and a kill switch. Doug […]

We have a cage, in pieces

Posted: February 6, 2012 in talking crap

We have a lot of welding to do! [Edit: We didn’t use this cage at all. We went with a custom Evil Genius cage that was most excellent]


Posted: February 4, 2012 in talking crap

We got the car running! (Yeah, I know, big deal, right?) Finally, we put the fuel filter into the tank and put it back in the car and resurfaced the brakes. It wasn’t a quick job, but after hoisting it up in there, getting a fresh battery and adding some gas, things started working without […]

Got the seat!

Posted: January 25, 2012 in talking crap

After a lot of research, I decided on a beautiful Corbeau FX1 seat and ordered it along with a 5-point harness and the needed seat mounting hardware. I got the stuff from for a great price. Ordered it on Sunday night and it got here on Wednesday with free shipping!

It’s happened; the people at LeMon’s squandered a perfectly good entry by accepting Back to the Crapper. Watch Ben, Peter, Ken, and the rest of our team attempt to maneuver our rolling brick across Sears Pointless at Infineon Raceway. We’re still a couple of racing suits and helmets away from being ready, but we’re looking […]

Ben is awesome!

Posted: January 15, 2012 in talking crap

We had to replace the fuel pump and remove all the rust from it. Ben definitely delivered. The fuel pump is new, but everything else is original.  

Progress is good

Posted: January 14, 2012 in talking crap

Today we actually got some good work done. In order to get the roll cage ordered (which will take no more than 5 days to make!), we had to do take some crucial measurements. Therefore, we decided to do what was necessary: rip out all the crappy interior pieces that only add weight to the […]

Car 82, Back to the Crapper, has been entered to race in the Sears Pointless on March 24-25! Now, we can only hope and wait that our entry gets accepted by the venerable judges at 24 Hours of LeMons! We are ready to drive (once we get the car put back together, but we’re confident […]

Roll cage-orama

Posted: January 10, 2012 in talking crap

The next thing to figure out while we work on the other parts is the roll cage. The MR2 isn’t an easy car to get a LeMons legal cage for since it’s an old model and there aren’t any factory cages for it. We looked around and found an insanely expensive ($1000+) cage from Auto […]