Thursday, December 27, 2007

Interior color choice

Kanter was nice enough to send us a dozen or so samples of interior color choices for the front and rear seats. We sorted and picked threw them. Threw the light color blues to the side, then took out any other blues that had other colors in them. Some had some small accents of red, light blue. After all the sorting we had 6 dark blues to choose from. Dad, Troy and I picked our color then we all asked each other what the other choose. Amazingly we all choose the same blue for the seats. We also all agreed to keep the seats vinyl since Beer is so dang hard to clean out of carpet. About 2 minutes later I got a phone call telling me Hell froze over since we all agreed on something without any arguing, bickering, or discussion. Hey, putting this many Ruland's in one room to decide the fate of anything can become a longer process then the U.N. arguing over how hard they should slap the hand of a dictator pissing off the world. I can admit, we are a bull headed bunch when it comes to things like this, we all defend our opinions to the end.

Picture of the blue? It's blue, ok. I'll have some up when we actually go to reupholster the seats. I'll also have some more pics when I steal my digital camera from home. My trusty old Kodak finally bit the big bullet and won't power up.

Update, pic above!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I don't know if this can be called racing, but I love it. This site and racing organization was posted in the tech forum I am a member of

Ok, I'll call it racing. Just a very, very different kind of racing. If there is ever a race close enough I think I will be entering. 4-6 drivers can be a little hard to come by but I think I can manage it from some racers I know from MSCC. Add in my two brothers and we should have enough guys to push a car to the grid and hope it holds together. It also shouldn't be to hard to find a beater and get it road worthy enough to at least qualify. From the video there looks to be some decent cars being entered.

Racing in the LeMons.

I'll have to discuss this possible future race with my fellow teammates at Spot Dog Racing (our old AutoX team name) and also see if we can get support from RedHead Racing.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Cam choice

We are at a point with Dan's MKIII build that we are looking at cam choices. One of the toughest things to do on a engine build. Get it right, and your ripping up the streets. Get it wrong and your a slow arse POS that doesn't make power where it should.

Many choices in Jegs, to many at this point to list but that is where we are at now. Dan has made some choices by RPM range and I'm plugging the numbers into Performance Trends Engine Analyzer program I have. Hopefully we find one that sticks out as the choice to make.

On another front. My brother Troy is coming home sooner then later now and will have to get something to drive. His choices, all though strange, are oddly fitting for him. From a 1975 Fiat, 66 Impala to a mid 80's Porsche. Always trying to be different. Which is cool.

On the Edsel front Dad has put a little time here and there in and has the fenders on, much of the outside trim and is starting to finalize the engine compartment. No pics, sorry, but I'll get some going soon.