Category Archives: Daily Rants

Hello new year…

Getting ready to start off another year of tinkering and restorations. My goal is to keep the cars long enough to enjoy them longer. In the past three years I’ve had 14 different cars and motorcycles. That’s a lot of repairs on issues people did not want to spend the money on repairing.

Da’ Man Cave…

I’ve been working on the man cave for some time now. I’ve always like the look of a clean functional garage that was fun to work in, have all the necessary tools and a good entertainment setup. The garage is a decent size area but I have have too many toys in it so it looks really cluttered.

Bye bye Direct TV…

I finally made arrangements to get rid of the Direct TV services and switch over to Xfinity. I used to have their service many years ago but unsubscribed when they kept increasing the monthly cost. I now have both internet and television services from the same provider.

2015 Prius 3 update…

I’m totally impressed with the Prius and the gas mileage it has been getting. I’m getting about 50.5 miles on a gallon of 87 octane gas. That’s very impressive and helpful since the there has been a recent gas tax increase. 

I’ve been using the ECO mode exclusively. I tried using the power mode but it’s not necessary in the flat lands I commute in daily. 

Drive in movies speaker mod…

I bought one of those drive in theater speaker boxes you use to listen back in the days. The first challenge was opening the thing up. It used the security screw heads which make the case tamper proof. I had to use a dremel tool cut out the center section which then allowed access to the tamper proof head.

So why I am messing with this speaker? I plan making a theme car display the next time we have an opportunity to participate in a car show like the this past summer at the Lincoln Center Live event.

 

2015 Prius 3 1st week…

Well, shit I’m impressed. This is the ultimate in commuting efficiency. My first tank of gas I️ was able get approximately 50 miles a gallon. That was without using the Ecco mode the first few days. To be more exact I️ went 456 miles on 9.05 gallons of gas. That’s a bit over 50 mpg.

As far as comfort it’s very comfortable. I️ like the fact the previous owner tinted the rear side heavily but left the front windows at 35%. That will keep the cops from pulling me over for a fix it ticket.

2015 Prius Smart Key…

My commuter mobile only came with one smart key. I went to have my oil changed and asked the service guy what it cost for a spare made with all the functionality as the master key. He quoted my $400! Not including taxes! WTF!! I’ve never heard of a car key or any type of key that cost so much.