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McFly Truck @ Silicon Con Valley Comic Con 2017

I attended the Silicon Valley Comic Con This past weekend. It was the first one I’ve been to one and I enjoyed everything about it. From the cosplayers, to the celebs roaming around, to the artists working on art right in front of your eyes. It was great!

But. I absolutely loved this thing. Mint condition too. Car cosplay is great too!

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There was also Top Gun helmets on display.  Inspiration for piloting my own fighters.

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Chevette Auto-x recap and a Gemini, Vauxhaull, Chevette photo dump

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Vomit bags located in the seat pocket…

Reno SCCA holds autocrosses at the Stead Airport in Stead fairly often.  The airport is 15 mins away from my house in Reno. I’m used to events that are 45 min+ away from my house. It’s a nice change to have something so close. It was short as well only lasting 4 hours for my group. They even had free runs after 4 pm. Such a club up here. Small gallery set:

I’m still having troubles with my fuel cutting out, vapor locking, and overall killing the driving experience. Made some mods since the last drift event to help but it still seems to not be enough. I have an interesting solution coming soon… I did get a new battery. XS Power 680. Its basically a copy of the odyssey batt. Works for me. The car starts consistently every time now. 

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Size matters… yata yata…

I’ll be installing some new suspension on the chevette soon. There’s another Reno drift on August 17th. Gotta get it straight by then. For the front, it looks like I will have some issues with the sway bar and steering arms. Lowering in general also scres me because of how low the torque arm is mounted… Something might have to be done there. Everything else looks straight forward. Stay Tuned on these upcoming mods!  Gallery: 

Now.. Some of that there inspiration.

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So many styles, varieties, and flavors. There is no set path. I don’t think too many cars have that about them. 

Chevette Update *VIDEO CONTENT*

The weather has been nice enough (lazy *ahem*) to make a walkthrough video. This has been something that I have been trying to do since I got the car. Everyone loves videos… So here it is! (I’ll try to get more videos going)

Also, I am preparing for the first Reno Drift coming up on the 29th. I picked up a set of drift spares last week. They are nothing special; some 17×7’s +42 universal 4 lug (meaning: look for these on the Z as well). I have this set of 4 and the 13’s that came with the car as well which equates to four sets of tires. I should be good.

 

I kinda like how the 17's look

I kinda like how the 17’s look

So fitted. Such Underflush

All I need now is to figure out my differential situation and I’ll be set. I also may have some plastidip action coming soon.

Stay Tuned!

All your patents are belong to us.

Elon Musk is a monster. An innovative genius.

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Who? Who in the tech/innovative industry would surrender their “competitive advantage” for the “greater good”? Especially with the threat of that kind of information finding its way into the eyes of companies(and countries) who would/can do it cheaper/possibly better (China).  Companies get sued for billions of dollars for things like this. (See Samsung and Apple). Its like an open invitation fort tech companies to “challenge” Tesla and even Elon Musk himself or maybe even help him finish the journey that he is already on. From a tech stand point, open sharing of information inspires growth and  innovation. From a business standpoint, I’m sure there are people who have money in Tesla that are squirmy from this news.

From the man himself:

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you

He may have started something very interesting …or may have thrown away a lot of money.