Probe March Update (BingeTokyo Action!)

Summary: The stuck tie rod ends from my previous post got unstuck. The good people (person) at DreamStreet Garage aligned the car (as best they could), and I took it to NCM, one of the most technical tracks in the country for a track day. And I didn’t die. First session went about like this: …

Probe: Stage 1, suspension and clutch

A seven day thrash complicated by illness and my day job has ended. The original suspension has been replaced by Tokico Illumina shocks with ground control coilovers, 500lb springs, and a new clutch. The suspension was mandatory for what I’m going to be doing. The clutch was optional. I didn’t know the condition of the …

Probe Stage 0 Complete!

We’re at what I’m calling “Stage 0.” I have a car that can be driven safely on public roads. Even highways at speed. As long as the temperature is above 40 degrees. Work since the last update has been more extensive than I’d planned. I’d hoped to be cleaning it and moving it outside so …

January Probe update!

She’s been together, then apart, then together, now apart again. It’s sitting on all four wheels most of the time now. The priority this past week was fixing the rusty tailgate so the car would be watertight again, and I could reattach the factory spoiler. The repair started with a trip to Cody’s. He has …

2019 Riyadh Global Auto Salon

Way back in late July, I got a phone call that would lead to one of the bigger adventures of my life to this point. Optima Batteries was looking for cars for a project – the first ever large car show in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was an ambitious plan: a car show …

Updates Galore, and a HUGE announcement!

It’s been awhile, but there’s been a lot going on, and I’ve either not had time to write, or I’ve been unable to because we had to keep some stuff on the down-low. But the embargo is pretty much lifted and things are in motion that can’t be stopped, so here’s an update. Back during …

Doing the E-Dash thing, part II – Did it work?

Did it work? No.     Longer answer: Nooooooooo. I took the car down to NCM for a big double weekend. The DriveAutoX event on the pad on Saturday, and an SCCA Time Trial regional on Sunday. My E-dash didn’t survive the first autocross run. It would randomly reboot. The little Pi3 just couldn’t hack …