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21 Jan

Jet Vette?

http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/21/autos/jet-turbine-corvette/index.html

12 Mar

Fuel System Repair Update

I have been driving a 2014 Impala for the past week while my car gets fixed. It’s a nice car, but you would not expect a new car to have issues, right? Well, so far I have discovered that the air conditioner doesn’t work (we had two days in the near 80’s this week) and the electronic entertainment system (My Link) doesn’t like my iPod. It’s probably because it has over 35,000 songs. :shock:

Hopefully I get my car back tomorrow.

Hopefully I won’t have to take out a small loan to pay for it.

07 Mar

Corvette Fuel System Issue

For some time now, I have noticed a significant issue with fuel odor after filling the tank. It was especially noticeable in the early morning after the car had been shut in the garage overnight. Yesterday I got my car inspected (making it legal to drive again) and this morning I dropped it off at the shop. I just got “the call” with the results.

There is a crack in the cross-over tube between the two tanks. Because the fuel system is kept pressurized, when the tanks were both full that meant that fuel was basically leaking out inside the car and then evaporating. That’s not the only news. While I was waiting for the shuttle van to take me to work, the service tech came over to me and asked if I had checked my tires lately. Well, no, because I had less than 5,000 miles on them. It turns out that my front-end alignment was completely out of wack, and the passenger tire was bald on the inside and the driver tire was down to fibers showing.

So here I was, driving to work on one bald tire and one with fibers showing, with gas fumes collecting behind the seat. :shock: Not a fun place to be. I’m fortunate that the two issues are both being fixed, and that nobody got hurt.

Wow.

I did find this article that details the Corvette fuel system. It’s an interesting read. I knew there were two tanks, but seeing the actual system diagrams was interesting.

12 Feb

Museum Sinkhole

A sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum. According to various news reports, several cars were consumed but the unique 1983 prototype C4 was saved.

Full store on CNN.com

01 Oct

C7 Quarter Mile

First Corvette C7 Drag Video

16 Sep

Vette Sells For Record 3.2MM

http://autos.yahoo.com/photos/record-3-2-million-corvette-convertible-1378747173-slideshow/

23 Jun

Music Library… Now Less Filling, Still Tastes Great!

I have a fairly large collection of music compact discs. I’ve mentioned several other tools that I use to help manage my collection (including the Easy Pro disc polisher). Today I wanted to post a review about the cd storage sleeves formerly from Jazz Loft. They are attractive, reduce the amount of space required to store my collection, weigh less, and provide 100% of the functionality of regular jewel cases. For details, read on. Continue Reading »

21 Feb

Corvette Nomad Concept Car

Someone has spent a boatload of money recreating a Corvette Nomad concept car, and it’s up for sale on eBay! They’ve written up a nice article about it on the eBay Stories web site.

01 Sep

Brad Wing For Heisman!

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Sports Illustrated Article: Non-traditional Heisman Watch

Includes Brad Wing (LSU punter) as well as Barrett Jones from Alabama and Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end from South Carolina. 8-)

31 Aug

Vandy Wins The “Could Of” Battle But Loses The Game…

The SEC kicked off football with an exciting game last night as South Carolina traveled to Tennessee to take on Vandy. The game went back and forth with a ton of exciting plays as Marcus Lattimore fumbled on his first carry, but Vandy gave the ball back on an interception soon after. USC went ahead 10-0 before Vandy battled back to take a 13-10 lead. The Commodores had a surprisingly effective defense which was helped out when the starting QB for USC spent some time on the bench due to an injured shoulder.

Ultimately it came down to a 4th down pass that Vandy needed to complete to keep their last drive alive. Replays showed a very clear pass interference call that was missed, leaving Vandy to wonder “what if” and USC happy to leave town with their first victory, and an important in-conference (in division) victory at that.

But USC hardly looked like a top ten team last night, and I think Vandy exposed some weaknesses that other teams might be able to exploit.

Can’t wait for Michigan / Alabama this weekend. 8-)