Posted by admin in Classic Cars Tuesday, 18 November 2014 20:41 No Comments
Sam Becker names 5 older cars on the Auto Cheat Sheet that are almost extinct. Car collectors are always looking for that car that will appreciate in value. My roommate in college owned #2 and I was a frequent passenger. We weren’t that impressed with it back in the day, so I can’t imagine it got better with age. My spouse and I have owned a few classic cars through the years such as 1971MG Midget, an 1967 Austin Healey 3000, a 1979 Mazda RX7 with the rotary engine that used to make loud backfiring noises at stop lights (I would look around, pretending to be searching for the source of that loud noise), 1978 and 1979 280z, a 1990 red Porsche Carrera 911 C-4 Cabriolet and a few others. The Porsche was definitely my favorite. We’ve never considered buying any of the 5 listed here but maybe these cars are like a hot stock tip, read on and you decide.
One watch of the commercial above and you’ll agree that they just don’t make them like they used to. One model that was pretty damn cool in its heyday but has seemingly been forgotten by all but a few is the Chrysler Laser, which also saw life under a different name as the Plymouth Laser and Dodge Daytona. These cars were the quintessential 1980s models, equipped with an option of a 2.2 or 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Billed as Chrysler’s first sports car, the Laser was reborn as the Plymouth Laser at one point, and then the Dodge Daytona. The Laser was in production from 1984-1986, and the Daytona from 1984 until 1993.
Posted by admin in Cars Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:32 No Comments
Halloween is just 2 days away and what could be more fun than Scary Cars. CarTalk.com listed 10 top scary cars and if you follow them on Facebook, you can see many more that have been submitted by their fans. Some off these vehicles would be less scary if their owners had cleaned under the hood with The BenchtopPRO parts cleaner.
With Halloween coming, we asked Tom and Ray to give us their Top 10 scariest cars. They came through and were even kind enough to tell us for whom exactly the cars are scary. Read on, if you dare (imagine spooky laughter here)…
1969 Ford Mustang
Scary for: Bystanders and other drivers
Looks like an early Ford Mustang, right? It is, on the outside anyway. The inside, however, is all Ford Falcon, a pedestrian vehicle if ever there was one. So what, you say? Well, drop a Boss V-8 into a Ford Falcon and what do you get? An overpowered car that doesn’t have the shocks, brakes or structural rigidity to turn or stop well. In other words … look out!
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
Scary for: Bystanders and other drivers
Garish? Sure, but that’s not our complaint. This was the height of muscle-cardom. This was when American car manufacturers figured out how to make humongous, powerful engines. Sadly, they hadn’t yet figured out how to do handling, so you had an overpowered rear-wheel-drive car with no weight in the rear end. As a result, when there was half a drop of rain on the ground this thing spun around like Dizzy Dan from the Battling Tops. Anything but perfect weather, and it was totally uncontrollable.
Posted by admin in Classic Cars Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:32 No Comments
If you are into classic cars, than Jay Leno is king of the mountain, with about 130 automobiles and 92 motorcycles. Jay was interviewed on The Today show regarding his new TV show on CNBC called Jay Leno’s Garage. Besides the great cars and motorcycles, he is using a 3-D printer to make replacement parts. All he and his team needs now is The BenchtopPRO parts cleaner to clean dirty greasy parts as they restore cars and motorcycles.
Jay if you read this, we will be happy to send you one. Best of luck, we will be watching!
Posted by admin in Just for Fun Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:36 No Comments
What’s more fun for a car enthusiast than getting to a stop light and laying a little rubber. It’s easier now with the 2015 Ford Mustang GT Line Lock burnout feature. Watch and enjoy!
Posted by admin in Lawn Mower Repair Wednesday, 24 September 2014 19:55 No Comments
Consumer Report published a comprehensive list of the steps to take to prepare your lawn mower for the winter season. They forgot one handy tip and that would be to clean the dirty greasy parts on the engine as well as the cutting blade and underside of the lawn mower using The BenchtopPRO parts washer.
With the mowing season coming to an end, you may be tempted to just shove your mower into the shed. Don’t do it. Bad things can happen to your mower when it’s sitting idle. By ignoring simple maintenance tasks now you’re taking the chance that your mower will be out of commission in the spring, or worse, need replacing. Here’s a to-do list from the mower team at Consumer Reports.
Empty the gas tank. Gasoline left sitting in the fuel tank for months thickens into what repairmen call varnish. The ethanol in today’s gas also stiffens rubber and plastic parts and coats linkages. Some people have success adding fuel stabilizer to gas—some are designed to counteract ethanol’s effects—and storing it that way. For the most assurance, add the proper amount of stabilizer or instead pour in some ethanol-free fuel (available for about $6 a quart at some outdoor-gear dealers, Sears, and home centers) and run it dry. Once the machine cools down, drain the carburetor bowl, too; a simple bolt holds it in place. Have gas left over in the can? Add it to your car’s fuel tank and buy fresh gas for your leaf blower or snow blower.
To read additional steps including changing the oil, washing the underside, changing spark plugs and more Go Here
Posted by admin in Bike Repair Friday, 29 August 2014 11:32 No Comments
Our local sportsman, Cody is back in action. This time he is cleaning the gear sprockets on his bike with The BenchtopPRO parts washer. After a long summer of riding, he degreases the sprockets without taking them off of the bike.
Posted by admin in Parts Washer Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:43 No Comments
All of us have car questions. Sometimes they even occur in an emergency situation. Chances are if you look on a car forum for the make of your vehicle, you can find the answer to almost any question related to your car. Car Forum participants are extremely knowledgeable and very generous in sharing their experience. We happen to have a 2001 Lexus SUV that has over 280,000 miles. This car has transported hundreds of kids including our three on numerous outings and vacations. Last winter our car had traction issues that created a very scary driving experience. We were far from home and driving through the mountains on a snowy road. Should we pull over or continue. We looked up the info on a Lexus Forum and knew just what to do.
If you are not familiar with car forums, Google the make of your car along with your problem and a list of Forum threads will appear with your answer. If you don’t find what you are looking for, you can always pose a question and someone is sure to answer. Consumer Report has a general forum for auto maintenance and repair questions.
Posted by admin in Parts Washer Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:23 No Comments
The BenchtopPRO made an appearance on All Girls Garage this week. Bogi, one of the hosts of the show, put The BenchtopPRO in action cleaning a rocker arm for a 1970 ‘Cuda and said their was no better product for the job than The BenchtopPRO. She also mentioned some great benefits of The BenchtopPRO such as safe for your hands and the environment, no gloves needed. She also described the microbes and explained how they eat the dirt and grease and tasked the microbes with, “Eat all the dirt little microbes”.
Posted by admin in Uncategorized Thursday, 10 July 2014 18:12 No Comments
The BenchtopPRO bioremediating parts washer shines on Two Guys Garage with Willie B and Kevin Byrd.
Posted by admin in Parts Washer Wednesday, 25 June 2014 21:22 No Comments
The knowledgeable hosts from Truck U enthusiastically share some of the benefits of The BenchtopPRO parts washer.