Archive for October, 2013

Homecoming

October 23, 2013

I spent the last 5 days on Long Island with my dad’s family. Walking around Patchogue with my dad and eating empanadas with everyone were my favorite parts of the trip. When my great uncle came to Patchogue you could count the number of Ecuadorians on your fingers, but now there’s enough for them to have their own little grocery store. Pretty cool.

Anti-rattle kit

October 22, 2013

Anti-rattle kit

I have an old truck and the windows rattle. I just chalked it up to old trucks not having much in the way of suspension and bad LA roads, but with a little research I found out that it’s a common enough problem that there are kits to remedy the rattling. $200 later i’m approaching Lexus levels of NVH….lol

What happened to old cars being cheap?

October 4, 2013

What happened to old cars being cheap?

I’m a big fan of Bringatrailer.com. I probably check it an average of twice a day when i’m on site because they do a good job of posting interesting cars and the Porsche and BMW geeks go hard at each other over the crazy money that people are starting to pay for Porsche 356’s and E30 M3’s.

Sidebar: Do you know how much you’ll pay for a “proper” 356 restoration? Easily upwards of $100,000… For a car that has a vw engine and doesn’t look as good as a half dozen cars from the late 1960’s and early 70’s.

Anyways, yesterday bat posted a 1932 Ford Sedan selling for $100k. today they posted a coupe that looks pretty similar to the untrained eye for $18k, and it got me thinking about the huge price differences you see for similar cars. Honestly, I don’t think i’d ever buy a car I wouldn’t feel comfortable driving a car I had to worry about someone nicking in the 99 ranch parking lot. Some old cars you can’t just take too a bodyshot or buy parts from a catalog and that sucks. Ditto for trucks that are too nice too drive. One of these red C10’s t is $35,000 and one is $6,500. Cheaper one probably makes more hp…

Epic Win

October 4, 2013

A couple weeks ago, Novia Liu and I made our way to Hollywood Bowl for M83 w/ Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. I’ve only seen one other show at Hollywood Bowl, but it was memorable and and it’s a great venue for a date (especially at night). the weather was cooperative and being hollywood bowl we were able to bring in all the food and drink we wanted. If someone you even kind of like is playing Hollywood Bowl you should go, but I’ve been wanting to see M83 for a couple of years now and missed seeing them at FYF last year because of work so I was especially happy that Silvia had never been and was down to come with.

Btw, today I woke up feeling stronger than ever 🙂