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Übel Übel Jul 11, 2019.

Catchy Tunes? Catchy Tunes.

Catchy Tunes? Catchy Tunes.

And a fantastic video to boot!

Übel Übel Jul 10, 2019.

Baja Ghia (AKA the post formerly known as CAH)

Baja Ghia (AKA the post formerly known as CAH)

Game is honey nut hereios, password is “donald” DUE TO ADVERSE SERVER CONDITIONS, WE HAVE BRAVELY GIVEN UP.

Übel Übel Jul 09, 2019.

Restrung the ukes today

Restrung the ukes today

Decided to add a splash of color to them with some Aquila Reds (red copper added to the strings to increase density) on the Baritone:

And alternating Aquila Supernylgut and Aquila Lavas (same strings, different color) on the tenor:

Übel Übel Jul 08, 2019.
Übel Übel Jul 04, 2019.

Crack pipe or crack pipe: Track Car edition

Crack pipe or crack pipe: Track Car edition

Cool car, but holy shit that price is on all sorts of drugs

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Übel Übel Jul 03, 2019.

My car and driver subscription is about 43 years behind

My car and driver subscription is about 43 years behind

This just showed up in my mailbox today, the 1972 August edition of Car and Driver. I ordered it about a week ago because of the cover article (read the whole thing here:http://www.karmannghiaconnection.com/72roadtest.htm…), which is a pretty nifty comparison between the Karmann Ghia and the 356. Neat little piece to start my collection.

Yeah,I know the picture’s sideways but I’m on mobile and...

Übel Übel Jul 03, 2019.
Übel Übel Jul 03, 2019.

Whoops I accidentally made progress on the rat scooter

Whoops I accidentally made progress on the rat scooter

With any luck, this is as disassembled as it’s going to get. The frozen rear drum has been split in two, and now everything seems to be moving freely (except for the drum mechanism itself which is going to need some brute force recalibration). Pretty much all of the cables need to be replaced and the tires and chain are shot, plus I’m trying to get my hands on some cafe-style handlebars for...

Übel Übel Jul 01, 2019.
Übel Übel Jun 23, 2019.

I've been getting some good mail lately

I've been getting some good mail lately

This time it’s the final print of the drawing I commissioned of the Karmann Ghia. Couldn’t be happier with the results!

Übel Übel Jun 13, 2019.
Übel Übel May 08, 2019.

Added another uke to the collection

Added another uke to the collection

Picked up the Oscar Schmidt on the left today, used. Baritone, solid spruce top, and they were only asking $150 for it (I also got 'em to toss in a gig bag), so I was basically losing money not buying it. It sounds fantastic, but I'm going to have to pick up a new set of strings for it real quick.

As for the other two, the one on the far right is a junker Meijer soprano uke that got me into...

Übel Übel Apr 30, 2019.

I've seen people put fake AMG and ///M badges on cars

I've seen people put fake AMG and ///M badges on cars

But this is the first fake GTI I’ve seen (well, noticed). Dude went all out, even got the right wheels. Problem is, he forgot the taillights and that the MkIV GTI was only a 2dr in the US.

Übel Übel Apr 20, 2019.

Took the Karmann Ghia to a cruise-in tonight

Took the Karmann Ghia to a cruise-in tonight

The show was alright, they ran out of space so it was a bit of a clusterfuck. A couple neat cars there, including an E-type coupe and a Daytona Coupe kit (no pics, phone was dead). On the way out a member of the local VW club in a really nice lowered Rabbit Diesel followed me out of the show and snapped some impromptu roller shots.

In other news, the GTI is in the shop so I’ve been DDing the...

Übel Übel Apr 16, 2019.

She lives! 

She lives! 

Fuel pump is repaired, all new brake components up front, and a set of new plug wires later, and she is back on the road.

Aside: On the inaugural drive,I got stuck behind two different slow pokes at different points. It takes talent to go too slow for 50hp.

Übel Übel Feb 24, 2019.

EDClopnik

EDClopnik

All these watch posts have me wanting some EDC stuff. What keeps your pockets heavy when you’re out on the town, Oppo? Here’s my list:

-Movado 800 Series

-Bifold Wallet

-Car Keys

-Kershaw CQC-5K

-Standard-issue pink Bic + LighterBro case

Übel Übel Dec 10, 2018.

Y'all are doing winter mode wrong

Y'all are doing winter mode wrong

The right way is the smallest steelies possible with gigantic, meaty rubber, none of this OEM-sized alloy crap. If your car doesn’t ride like it’s on air bags, you fucked up somewhere.

Übel Übel Dec 08, 2018.

Final NAIAS post for the day

Final NAIAS post for the day

Sat in an Elio. Even at 6'5" I had tons of room, and being able to stick both arms out of the windows at the same time is incredibly novel. The shifter linkage on the 5 speed felt pretty damn ropey and the interior was pretty Spartan, but as a whole it didn’t feel particularly cheap. As a whole, I’m really impressed with the thing.

Übel Übel Dec 06, 2018.

Cards Against Oppo Against Humanity

Cards Against Oppo Against Humanity

Game is HERE HERE HERE, password is “denton”, let’s be all offensive together

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