Gathered here are the Oppositelock posts that people put a good deal of effort into writing las Wednesday. It includes PRNDL, the Marcos Mantis GT, a little DIY guide and more.
- If You Drive An Automatic, Are You Really An Enthusiast? - His Stigness
There are some on Oppositelock that would say no, you’re not an enthusiast if you drive a car with the most popular transmission. But I disagree, just because you might have had to compromise, or you picked a car that didn’t even have a manual option does not discredit your enthusiasm for the glorious automobile.
- A Warning: Drive Smart, Seriously, It's F'd Up Out there - 05sonic3valve
I often read articles on here about the "rules of the road". Use turn signal, keep right, dont speed. Sometimes, that's not enough. I was in an accident this morning (Yes, both myself and my Jeep are okay). Driving to and from work for me is generally about the time of rush hour, both ways, and again, I drive a Jeep, so going fast and swerving through traffic is something that is rather impossible.
- Cars that time forgot - Marcos Mantis GT - themanwithsauce
I'm going to break the mold for these posts and post a car I actually would not own. It's ugly, it's British, it's from a former kit car maker that has now gone bust, and it's powered by a ford mustang engine. Yet, despite all this, I can;t help but have a certain amount of respect for it… Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you for your consideration, the Marcos Mantis GT.
- Dear Mitsubishi; Please stop. It's over - Mazarin
Mitsubishi, you used to be cool, man. You used to be THE GUY. You used to be big and all-wheel-drive, and twin-turbo'd. You used to be small and turbo'd. You used to be small, turbo'd, and FWD. AND RWD. You used to be beautiful. You had big eyes, Pop-ups, chiseled physique, wide stance. You used to be bad-ass-practical. 300HP? Boosted? AWD? And I can put people in the back seat? AND I didn't have to pay $30K+ for it. You used to be a movie star. You used to be on posters.
- How to "Ferrari" Your Car in Three Easy Steps... - Bullit Ride
After obtaining the necessary parts I set out to replace the timing belt, water pump and camshaft seal. Once I got to the cam seal I noticed that half of the cam seal carrier must be part of the cap for the first camshaft journal, so in order to properly replace the seal I’d need to remove the valve cover. Not knowing I’d be taking off the valve cover I hadn’t bought a new valve cover gasket. So seeing as I had a couple days to kill waiting to get a new valve cover gasket from the $tealership I decided to freshen up the valve cover using some of the left over Ferrari valve cover paint (a.k.a. VHT Red Wrinkle paint) from when I built my M20 stroker motor.
You see it perhaps dozens of times a day: a car that has "notches." You might ask: "What's a notch?" I define a notch as a "cut" made in a simple shape - usually a rectangle - that gives that shape more complexity. By and large, notches are employed for cosmetic purposes and serve no practical function. Nevertheless, designers seem to love notches, because they're showing up on a large percentage of car designs. Also check out part 2.
- What happened to the Dealership? - Dan Mosqueda
Small town America is really something to behold. It has charm and oozes with its own history. We drove from Colorado to Missouri this week and stopped by my Father-In-Law's hometown in rural Kansas. It's actually a beautiful town that is doing fairly well due to the zillions of wind mills on the nearby Wind Farm and the taxes they produce.
The Best of the Rest
Offroadkarter shared his day racing at MIR. Turbotiny spotted a Ford Racing 500 Cobra Jet and a Camaro SS RS. Louros picked up a 1 owner e21 as a project car. MayoKetchup got a butt load of pictures from a car even in Puerto Rico (Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). His Stigness put his C230K on the dyno. Lepie's e60 M5 met a demise it did not deserve. PlayerWAN picked up a bug eye WRX and Snakesm13 bought an s2000.
As always, If I've missed something and you would like me to include it, let me know.
There were several posts that asked questions and sparked some good discussion last Wednesday. Take a peek and chime in on some of them listed below:
- What is the most comfortable seat ever put in a car?
- Can you Push Start a car with keyless ignition?
- Here's A Fun Game
- Pagani vs Koenigsegg
- What's the most beautiful car made in the last 25 years?
- Show me the best picture you took all summer
- One Car Garage. British Leyland
Just the #tips
- Classic Formula Ford - no holds barred
- 2013 LSPR onboard with Dave Higgins & Craig Drew
- A film made by Shell and re-discovered: "1955 Belgian Grand Prix"
- James Hinchcliffe Does Kimi Impressions
- Driving School to Stop Teaching Manuals
- "The Real Thing" Time Lapse vid
- Photographer hit by rally car at LSPR. Driver responds with video
- Tucson Zombie Survival Machine
- Karma to live on with V8 Corvette power
- Quit fucking around with lasers!
- 2014 SRT Viper gets 'Rain Mode'
- Slack-Jawed Senior Has A Pickup, Wants To Beat Bikers With Bat
- Adam Carolla working on Paul Newman racing documentary
These posts have already been shared with Jalopnik directly but deserve to be mentioned again because they were first posted in Oppositelock:
- Chinese showcase automotive engineering with dancing Engine Man
- Best Episodes to Introduce Someone to Top Gear?
- Alonso to celebrate questionable record on his helmet