The Truth About Cars » Do-It-Yourself http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 19:43:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Old Man Says to Hell With the Government, He’ll Fix Potholes Himself, Dammit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/old-man-says-hell-government-hell-fix-potholes-dammit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/old-man-says-hell-government-hell-fix-potholes-dammit/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:20:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316698 If this catches on, local governments will have to choose between anarchy and saving on infrastructure repair. An 84-year-old man in rural Nova Scotia, Canada just did what many of us have always fantasized about — he rolled out his own heavy equipment to fix the road in front of his house, according to Global News. […]

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If this catches on, local governments will have to choose between anarchy and saving on infrastructure repair. An 84-year-old man in rural Nova Scotia, Canada just did what many of us have always fantasized about — he rolled out his own heavy equipment to fix the road in front of his house, according to Global News. […]

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Saturn on the Down Low, a Progress Report http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/saturn-low-progress-report/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/saturn-low-progress-report/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:26:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=963042 It’s taken a while to get started on the project to make my daily driver Saturn SL1 into a better handling car. I had the parts but it took a few weeks to be able to get the work scheduled at a shop that was willing to install my own components. Now that the work […]

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It’s taken a while to get started on the project to make my daily driver Saturn SL1 into a better handling car. I had the parts but it took a few weeks to be able to get the work scheduled at a shop that was willing to install my own components. Now that the work […]

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Ford Engineer Uses OpenXC to Build Haptic Shift Indicator http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/ford-engineer-uses-openxc-to-build-haptic-shift-indicator/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/ford-engineer-uses-openxc-to-build-haptic-shift-indicator/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:57:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497459 When cars started getting digitized, first with fuel injection, then electronic ignition and ECUs, some enthusiasts thought that would foretell the end of hot rodding. That’s proved to be a false prophecy, what with developments like the Megasquirt engine management system, high performance “chips” and tuning via the OBD port. Last year, Ford Motor Company, […]

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When cars started getting digitized, first with fuel injection, then electronic ignition and ECUs, some enthusiasts thought that would foretell the end of hot rodding. That’s proved to be a false prophecy, what with developments like the Megasquirt engine management system, high performance “chips” and tuning via the OBD port. Last year, Ford Motor Company, […]

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The Joy of Wrenching http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/the-joy-of-wrenching/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/the-joy-of-wrenching/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 06:11:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443710 Yesterday was my day off, and by “day off” I of course mean, “day in which I work my ass off sans remuneration”. No doubt this’ll strike a chord with those of you who also have older houses with plenty of, uh, character. It was a day no thumbs would die by accidental hammer-blow: there […]

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Yesterday was my day off, and by “day off” I of course mean, “day in which I work my ass off sans remuneration”. No doubt this’ll strike a chord with those of you who also have older houses with plenty of, uh, character. It was a day no thumbs would die by accidental hammer-blow: there […]

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