is a tumblr devoted to images of chrome: the lettering, logos, and ornaments adorning old automobiles (and bicycles and cameras and appliances).
posted by gamera
on May 23, 2012 -
Whether it's trailer hitches or complete rebody customizations; Ford
all provide guides to body builders or upfitters to make safe and reliable modifications to light and medium duty trucks and vans. The guides contain wiring diagrams; dimensions and specifications (eg: how much weight can you put on your van's roof
); emissions information; and information on areas to avoid mounting equipment in for safety. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Oct 10, 2009 -
We put together Bringatrailer.com because finding great vintage cars online has become too much of a hassle. There is no need to keep sifting through hundreds of hopeless projects or overpriced dealer inventories to find that one car you’ve been looking for. We pick the winners and save you the trouble… the best bargains, the best dream cars, and the best rarities.
posted by machaus
on Sep 22, 2008 -
How To Clean Stuff.
From kitchen and bath, to flooring and carpets. Indoors, outdoors, your car, dog, colon and bong. More than 800 cleaning tips in all. Submit your best ideas. Each one that gets published, the site will contribute to the Clean Water Fund
posted by netbros
on May 29, 2008 -
For years, MDI
has been developing a car that runs on compressed air. Last month, they signed an agreement
with Tata Motors to produce the MiniCat - a zero-emissions vehicle that will travel up to 180 miles on $3 worth of fuel. See it in action here
posted by Afroblanco
on Mar 19, 2007 -
The Supercharger was a fantastic innovation, but it has its downsides. Volkswagen tried solving them by adding both a Supercharger and a Turbocharger, in their TSI engines
, but this solution is relatively expensive.
Perhaps the new invention by Atonov has merit. Instead of using a standard Roots supercharger
, it uses a more efficient centrifugal supercharger
, and adding a small two-speed automatic transmission
to the loop, ensuring that the engine operates on boost throughout the rev range.
It may not sound like much, but it may change the way superchargers are working forever, allowing smaller engines with higher performance, or adding obscene amounts of power to large engines
posted by SharQ
on May 5, 2006 -
Openly and unapologetically, the world's No. 1 oil company disputes the notion that fossil fuels are the main cause of global warming. Exxon opposes the very idea of capping global-warming emissions
- From the article Exxon Chief Makes A Cold Calculation On Global Warming
. A interesting read, whatever your opinion on the oil industry is...
posted by SharQ
on Jul 4, 2005 -
Flipping the bird at Hummers. Collaborative web photography just doesn't get much better than that. (With the possible exception of the Mirror Project, which, by the way, just hit 20,000. Congratulations!)
posted by brownpau
on Dec 17, 2003 -
Pssst! Wanna Buy A Reliable, Second-Hand Car?
You could do worse than start with Honest John
, a plain-speaking, fiercely independent Cockney motor car wonk who'll see you right, no problem. If you're obsessive about reliability, i.e. don't have the time or inclination to look after your wheels and just want the damn thing to get you from A to B and back again, check out the often surprising Reliability Index
for the most
and least trustworthy
automobiles. [Eurocentric warning! Btw, what are the most reliable independent car guides - preferably free and online - in the U.S, Canada, etc?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Nov 20, 2003 -
This and other pro-small billboards are popping up in downtown Atlanta. No doubt they have cousins (little ones, I'm sure) springing up in your cities. I couldn't believe my eyes, because the billboards seemed to be promoting the ever-so-British Mini Cooper
The Mini is... well... just like it says, the veritable opposite of the stereotypical American SUV. Yes, it is the type of car Mr Bean
would drive. But when you see them in their natural Anglo habitat, you can't help but notice they're just perfectly suited to zipping to and from wherever. The site lets you find a dealer, build your own Mini and save it for future reference. The catch is that you have to fill out an opt-in form, but with lines like this as part of your agreement, how could you resist?"- I agree to chase squirrels around the park now and then and giggle like a madman while doing it."
Yeah. I want one. But will the American public?
posted by grabbingsand
on Mar 14, 2002 -