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64Mali 64Mali Jul 12, 2019.

Fathers Day Weekend Parts Picking

Fathers Day Weekend Parts Picking

So a friend and I have decided we want to make some AutoArt to sell. Engine block tables, Cam Lamps, Etc. Well he needed to get a part for his car from a junkyard and wanted my help extracting it, so it was a perfect opportunity to start picking. I had a timer set on my phone when an hour was up. This place is a candyland to people like me.

Yes I’m removing an intake manifold while he is...

64Mali 64Mali Jul 10, 2019.

Damnit 2016

Damnit 2016

http://racingbeatnews.com/events/in-memoriam-jim-mederer.html

It’s a loss for the world of spinning doritos

64Mali 64Mali Jul 03, 2019.

Merry Christmas et all.

Merry Christmas et all.

Merry Christmas everyone meet Sparky.

This was my present from my Brother in law. He made it as well as some others for presents this year.

I hope everyone’s holiday is going well. It’s been weird not being able to be on Oppo, the network at the client site is very restricted and tracked. That and I have to be in a manufacturing clean room with no computer or phone.

Merry Christmas happy holidays

64Mali 64Mali Jul 03, 2019.

Getting Excited (Mazda Event) 

Getting Excited (Mazda Event) 

So in a few short hours I start my trek to Mt. Washington NH to start the setup for the 3rd Annual Great Mazda Climb. Being a Mazda owner, and a sponsor of the event (Family Garage Paradise Auto), I will be cooking for what now seems to be over 120 people for the event. Nothing like having Mt. Washington Auto Road all to yourself.

http://forum.mazda6club.com/usa/342162-gre…

Any Mazda owners...

64Mali 64Mali Jun 23, 2019.

I'm Flying Jack (Mali Update)

I'm Flying Jack (Mali Update)

This weekend was pretty productive. The body now floats over the frame. Thursday night my new dash and suspension parts came in. I need to get those on as the boxes take up a lot of room.

First up was removing the front end, Hood, Fenders,Grill. I left the radiator support as I really did not want to drain the cooling system yet. I will be replacing the radiator at a later date. Also ignore...

64Mali 64Mali Mar 14, 2018. 5 comments

What Do These Things have in Common (Lotus Update)

What Do These Things have in Common (Lotus Update)

Europa parts, Cow Poop, and a TVR. A tale of parts hunting in CT part 1.

The whole point of the trip was to go buy some original Lotus Europa wheels to replace the non fitting ones currently on the Europa. Thanks to the magic of Craig’s list I found them, a deal was struck and off to CT we went. The guy said he used to have a 180HP Eurpoa and these were going to be his everyday spare wheels....

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64Mali 64Mali Mar 08, 2018. 10 comments

Its been a while.  Major Europa Update

Its been a while.  Major Europa Update

So while I have not posted in a while, a lot has happened with the Europa in the meantime. So time for a bit of recap: Warning very very picture heavy.

The body got separated from the frame, it took a while to get all the rusted bolts off. Granted not much holds the frame and body together. To separate the two parts my dad engineered a 4 post high lift jack since we had no real lift available....

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64Mali 64Mali Dec 17, 2017. 16 comments

Am I crazy (Road Trip Plan)

Am I crazy (Road Trip Plan)

So my wife and I have always enjoyed driving and we seem to drive everywhere. So after I gave her her Christmas present we started talking about planning a very long road trip.

Quick background, this is her Christmas present (wrenches play a big part in our family) The top is the license plates of where our families are from (Mine Left, Hers Right) and below are all the places we have been as...

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64Mali 64Mali Dec 16, 2017. 6 comments

Small Lotus Update 

Small Lotus Update 

So not much has happened in between all the holidays. Still waiting on parts to arrive from overseas so I can rebuild the suspension. Meanwhile to allow for storage of the car and for it not to be in the way my dad rigged up a electric car hoist. Short version an electric winch pulls up on the cables to lift the body or body/frame out of the way, its nice and simple when the car weighs next to...

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64Mali 64Mali Dec 16, 2017. 11 comments

Teaser Pics from The Great Mazda Climb 

Teaser Pics from The Great Mazda Climb 

Just a few quick teasers from the Event of climbing Mt. Washington with about 60 Mazdas.

More details / Photos to follow in a later post. I have to finish going through all the photos.

Panoramic stolen from Kurt W. off the FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/7939375…

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64Mali 64Mali Dec 15, 2017. 5 comments

Keep Oppo Music

Keep Oppo Music

My parents are cleaning up their house and asked if I wanted one of the platinum records that belonged to my Grandparents, of course I said yes. My uncle was the producer for Kansas for years and toured with the band. So he gave the Award albums to my grandparents.

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64Mali 64Mali Nov 03, 2017. 20 comments

I went to a BBQ, and Fought with a Mini. 

I went to a BBQ, and Fought with a Mini. 

So this Saturday was a BBQ for the local Mazda club (NEMAC), I went expecting some food, maybe use of the pool and to do no work on a car. Boy was I wrong.....

This is not going to be a short post.

First a tiny bit of back story, the Mini was parked in 2013 at the house while the owner originally was being deployed, 6 months turned into 18 months and one very bad Massachusetts winter. So it...

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64Mali 64Mali Nov 03, 2017. 18 comments

Pics of your Car in the Wrong Place

Pics of your Car in the Wrong Place

Anyone else have pictures of your car where they shouldn’t be? This one is of my old 6 parked inside a facility I was packing up.

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64Mali 64Mali Nov 03, 2017. 20 comments

Hi Oppo, I'm Colin.

Hi Oppo, I'm Colin.

Well now that The mods mistakenly gave me authorship privileges I figured I would introduce myself. I’m Colin, I break things.

I’m an engineer, questionable mechanic, and a decent fabricator, and superior jury rigger. I always have way to many projects than time.

The 1964 Rust Box Family Hauler 

So I wanted a classic car but having a kid I wanted 4 doors. Also I like 4 doors so don’t judge....

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64Mali 64Mali Nov 03, 2017. 8 comments

I Helped my Dad buy A lotus

I Helped my Dad buy A lotus

So being that I own a Towburban and can run a trailer I helped my dad go buy the car hes been going after for a few years now, a Lotus Europa. We had tried to buy one about 7 years ago as a project but it had sold within an hour of showing up on CL. So this time when I found one we called made a deal and 24 hours later I grabbed the truck and a Uhual and trecked 200 miles north to upstate...

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64Mali 64Mali Oct 31, 2017. 14 comments

Parts, More Parts, And a Car Fire (Europa Update)

Parts, More Parts, And a Car Fire (Europa Update)

The good news is it wasn’t one of my cars that caught fire this time. Though Towburban doesn’t like 99Deg weather in traffic (more on that later).

So last post I mentioned that I was going back for more Lotus Europa parts. This was that trip, but first I played around Powder Coating the wheels that were picked up previously.

What Do These Things have in Common (Lotus Update)

Europa parts, Cow...

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64Mali 64Mali Oct 28, 2017. 12 comments

Show me Your Sparks.

Show me Your Sparks.

Everyone loves making sparks while working. I have a long history of taking a grinder to parts of Mazdas. So here is some of them and lets see yours.

Also

Never, ever , ever turn your back on your friends while working.

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64Mali 64Mali Oct 27, 2017. 16 comments

Lets Get Stripping, (Europa Update)

Lets Get Stripping, (Europa Update)

Its been a while since I have posted, life certainly gets in the way of things. Some progress has been made on the Europa. Its been 98% stripped down and the body is almost fully released from the frame.

As it turns out having a giant hole in your roof means the inside of the car gets water, funny thing, and water = rust. Every nut, bolt, linkage Etc. was rusted on this car. I see a lot of...

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64Mali 64Mali Oct 15, 2017. 8 comments

Darn Snow Storm (Long Rant)

Darn Snow Storm (Long Rant)

Warning this may be a long rantey post.

So as many of you saw Mass got hit by a nice heavy wet snowstorm last Friday. Well that day was one of my worst on records. First a tiny bit of back story, my MIL was staying at my house and the plan was on Friday she would take my daughter to pick up my wife so they could go to the wake that was Friday. I was going to drop the wife at work with her car...

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64Mali 64Mali Oct 15, 2017. 18 comments

Craigslist Find.  I'm running out of room. 

Craigslist Find.  I'm running out of room. 

All for the cost of 1 beer. I brought a 6 pack he returned 5.

Jaguar 5.3 V12 block with 1 head. Engine Stand, and a good TH-400 Transmission with lockup Torque Converter.

Its going to become a table, possibly like this.

On an unrelated note. I have a TH-400 transmission for sale out of an 84 Jag XJ... 65k on it.

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