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Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet yesterday at 05:22. 15 comments

C8 Interior Everyone else:WOW SO MANY BUTTONS (pronounced Boo-tonnz) Me: THERE’S NO WHERE TO EVEN PU

C8 Interior
Everyone else:WOW SO MANY BUTTONS (pronounced Boo-tonnz)
Me: THERE’S NO WHERE TO EVEN PU

C8 Interior
Everyone else:WOW SO MANY BUTTONS (pronounced Boo-tonnz)
Me: THERE’S NO WHERE TO EVEN PUT A F*(&@#& STICK.

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Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 18, 2019 at 12:10. 2 comments

I made some purchases for the Exocet

I made some purchases for the Exocet

The exhaust is annoying me. It’s a bit too loud and bit too harsh so I purchased a 4 inch round glasspack muffler that should hopefully change the tone a bit and bring things down to sanity level of volume. Of course, I need a way to get it on there - so enter the $38.99 flux core welder from Ebay. Oh boy.

Also, to be clear - I’m not using that mask. I bought a real one along with a set of...

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Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 18, 2019 at 05:21.

Why is SF in Northern California?

Why is SF in Northern California?

Hopefully this map that I made helps at explaining it. The folks in the Radwood facebook group are really having trouble.

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 17, 2019 at 14:19.

Went GoKarting Tonight

Went GoKarting Tonight

Posted a pretty good time considering #1 and #2 were K1 employees. Maybe they have amazing skills, or maybe their karts got turned up to maximum. Maybe a bit of both. Unlike the first race, I actually got an okay number of clean laps.

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This was my first time in electric karts. I think they’re 90% as fun as gas karts....

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 16, 2019 at 14:25. 1 comments

That was fast. Sierra Rally sold out in under 12 hours.

That was fast. Sierra Rally sold out in under 12 hours.

I’m really glad I got on that as soon as they posted it.

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Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 16, 2019 at 09:45. 4 comments

Got my Spaghetti T-Shirt (Super Speeders)

Got my Spaghetti T-Shirt (Super Speeders)

Rob Ferretti (aka Super Speeders Rob) did a little short run T-Shirt. Got it in the mail today and I have to say, not bad. Material is a little thin, but decent. The graphic seems VERY nicely printed. I think it was done on one of the new crazy DTG t-shirt printing machines.

I’ve also grown facial hair. Can’t see it in the picture, but the sideburns come down and join forces. Not sure what if...

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Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 16, 2019 at 05:34. 5 comments

Just signed up for the DWA Sierra Rally

Just signed up for the DWA Sierra Rally

The folks behind Radwood have been putting on these rallies every once in a while. The sign ups went online today to Patreon members and without a job on the immediate horizon - hey, why not? Plan is to take the Exocet so we’ll see how many of those 145hp go away when we go over a mountain pass.


Rally — DWA!

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Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 15, 2019 at 19:32.

Wish Me Luck: Exocet and Quick Life Update

Wish Me Luck: Exocet and Quick Life Update

CHP VIN Verification is tomorrow for the Exocet. My fingers are crossed that all goes well. When I pulled into the driveway the other day after a long drive, the directionals had stopped working. I set it aside to debug later and now they work. Ugh. Here’s to hoping that they work great until after I leave the CHP lot.

The driver’s rear brake light has also mysteriously shattered. No idea how....

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 15, 2019 at 15:11.

Automotive Regrets?

Automotive Regrets?

I had planned to rent a fast happy-birthday-me car on Turo and enjoy the PCH today. Instead, I had to cancel my vacation day to work. None of the justifications in the world (“if I don’t, it hurts our ability to be around in 6 months”, “I’m a leader and need to be there”, etc) will make up for cancelling those plans. Maybe 30 is when you start making your list of regrets in life. I guess I can...

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 15, 2019 at 13:07.

Went for a fairly long Exocet ride today + Bonus Prius Photos

Went for a fairly long Exocet ride today + Bonus Prius Photos

Today was my 32nd birthday. I would probably put it in the top 5 of least eventful / most boring. Even my roommate wasn’t around so I spent a bit of time tinkering on the Exocet - tightening a few things (clutch pedal, wiring tray) and trying to temporarily get rid of my exhaust rattle/bang. Afterwards, I look it down to Redwoods and blasted around a bit. Man, I don’t know how fast it is, but...

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 15, 2019 at 03:25.

Wear Your [expletive] Seat Belt

Wear Your [expletive] Seat Belt

I saw this meme on Facebook today. I can’t even describe how absurd it is. For the most part it’s baby boomers that spread this crap. Seat belts, empirically, save lives. As do airbags. They also reduce serious injuries in a crash - proven statistically over and over for many decades. You can deny climate change, religion, the Easter bunny (which we all know is real), and the 2020 Supra...

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 15, 2019 at 02:44.

They don't make them like they used to

They don't make them like they used to

The old BMW films were better. James Brown getting a new lease on life after a drag race with the devil (plus a cameo by a vintage Marilyn Manson)? Cmon, that’s awesome.

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 15, 2019 at 02:09.

Rental Car Roulette

Rental Car Roulette

My parents are coming out to the Bay Area next month and we’re driving from SF to Yellowstone/Montana. We rented an “L-Class” SUV from Hertz. I’m hoping for a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I may see if the location (it’s my local place) will take a special request. It’s kind of the only complete-package SUV in the fleet for that class. Everything else is either gutless, dull, harsh, or just plain...

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 15, 2019 at 01:47.

In case you missed it, the Exovette is official

In case you missed it, the Exovette is official

Exomotive took the wraps off their new Exo-prototype: The Exovette. You’ve guessed it, C5 guts for an Exo car.

I think one of the important things that people often don’t realize about Exomotive cars (versus deathcarts) is that these things are actually engineered - not just backyard slapdash with the wrong angles and wrong pipe. You can really see it in the rear end with gas tank protection...

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 15, 2019 at 01:32.

Coupon Stacking FTW: Brotella T6 for $2.86/quart

Coupon Stacking FTW: Brotella T6 for $2.86/quart

55.69 - 4.50 coupon - 5% amazon store card - 14 rebate = $34.63 for 3 gallons. That’s a good price.

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Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 14, 2019 at 23:40.

7 PSI of Greatness

7 PSI of Greatness

I took a friend for a drive today in the Exocet. We did a run up to Point Reyes and Bodega Bay. Honestly, we only got maybe 1-2 total minutes out of 6 hours of driving where there wasn’t some bonehead in an SUV not using the turnouts. We should station flag people at the turnouts on highway 1 to flag in anyone with a line of cars behind them. It’s the start of tourist season so I’m not...

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 14, 2019 at 22:29.

[Update] It's late, but attempting C&C in Davenport CA tomorrow

[Update] It's late, but attempting C&C in Davenport CA tomorrow

[Update] I’m an idiot, I overslept, checked my phone, and realized the C&C is actually SUNDAY and not SATURDAY. Determined not to let that stop me, I went and drove some of my favorite roads anyways. So the post below still counts.

In related news, I got carspotted:

If you’re in the Bay Area or Santa Cruz/Monterey, come say hi. I’ll have the Exocet. GPS address is: Whale City Bakery Bar &...

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 14, 2019 at 21:11.

Some Bitching About Online Streaming

Some Bitching About Online Streaming
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFJeremy Clarkson reacts to trying to watch old episodes of Top Gear via online streaming.

You wake up one morning and decide that you want to watch to Top Gear- specifically the episodes in season 9 where Clarkson, Hammond, and May to go to Florida (pre-cash for clunkers) and buy $1000 cardsso you go to Netflix because...

Nick Needs an Exocet Nick Needs an Exocet Jul 14, 2019 at 20:50.

How would you categorize Miata generations as pizza?

How would you categorize Miata generations as pizza?

Someone in the Miata MX-5 Enthusiast Club asked what makes the NC generation different. I explained with pizza. Let me know what you think.

NA: Margherita - very pure and light
NB - Pepperoni - same base, a bit zestier
NC - Hawaiian - a little heavy and sweet for most people
ND - Fresh Basil Margherita - return to the original but updated

They’re all pizza and all great in their own ways. The NC...

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