Feb 202017
 

Don’t have a spare tire for your car… take it from your bicycle.

Shows how a bicycle wheel can be built strong enough to support a car. Bill Mould partnered with Bryan Higgins, a high school senior, to build and install a bicycle wheel on a car, put the full weight of the car on the wheel, and then drive the car.

 

Feb 082017
 

How To Of The Day: How To Hot Wire A Car

Today we’re going to learn an always fun skill that will land you in jail if used improperly. As always, this article is FOR LEGAL PURPOSES ONLY. We don’t promote any illegal activities here.

This can be used to start your car when you’ve lost your keys, or to get a car going in an emergency or survival situation. You just never know when this skill will come in handy.

These methods are surprisingly simple. They may not work with all cars, particularly new ones that require microchip activation to get started.

The “Hot Wire” Method For Starting A Car

This method requires rewiring the car to bypass the ignition system.

  1. First you need to determine if the steering wheel lock can be disabled. Pull the steering shaft off the back of the steering wheel. Look for a little disk with holes that the lock pops into. If possible, remove the disk.
  2. Use a screwdriver to remove the access cover underneath the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the harness collector to gain access to the ignition wiring.
  4. Find the two red wires. Strip 1/2 inch of insulation off of each end, and then twist the wires together. Make sure the exposed wires do not touch any metal. Make sure these wires stay twisted when driving, as you will lose power if they come loose.
  5. Find the brown wire. Strip 1/2 inch of insulation off of the end.
  6. Touch the end of the brown wire against the twisted ends of the red wires until there is engine ignition.
  7. Once the engine is going, keep the brown and red wires separate, to avoid sparks and draining the battery.

The Screwdriver Method For Starting A Car

This method uses a drill to disable the lock pins, and will destroy the key switch. Once this is done, the key mechanism will be permanently damaged. Any key, screwdriver, or flat piece of metal will be able to start the car from this point on.

  1. Drill into the key hole, about 2/3 up, where the inner flap starts. Drill into it as deep as a key would.
  2. Remove the drill bit, allowing the lock bits to fall into place.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 a few times, until all the bits are in place.
  4. Put a flat head screwdriver into the keyhole, and turn it the way you would a key.

Remember that these methods may cause damage to a car, so use only as a last resort.

Always wear insulated gloves when working with wires.

And again… only for legal purposes!

 
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Jan 112017
 
Man Furious After Cops Issue Him Ticket For Warming Up His Car In His Own Driveway

Cops Issue Man Ticket For Warming Up His Car In His Own Driveway

Apparently in parts of the USA, warming up your car in your own driveway can land you in jail, or worse. Residents across the land of the free are quickly learning how unfree they actually are as they are issued citations for everyday activities such as allowing your engine to warm up on a cold morning.

Nick Taylor, of Roseville, Michigan, has taken to social media to express his anger over police issuing him a notice of extortion (citation) for doing what millions of people every morning do across the country.

“Every person warms up their car,” Taylor said. “We live in Michigan!”

If you don’t think a citation for warming up your car will land you in jail — try not paying it. If you don’t think a citation for warming up your car can lead to your death — try resisting your captors when they come after you for nonpayment.

However, if the public were truly at risk by a car running in a driveway, this cop should have notified Taylor of it — in the interest of public safety. But that did not happen.

All tickets are enforced with the threat of violence. To deny it is to deny reality. So, when government officials begin issuing threats of violence for everyday activities such as warming up your car, it’s time to start paying attention.

“Vehicle parked in drive with keys in ignition, motor running — no one around,” the Roseville officer wrote on the ticket in a sorry attempt to justify the extortion.

The officer never attempted to knock on Taylor’s door to inform him of the asinine law, and instead issued a demand for money.

“That would have been respectful,” Taylor said. “I had no clue that this was a law, an ordinance.”

When asked by WDIV 4 why cops were stealing money from people for warming up their cars, police said the key component of the case is whether the key is in the car. Using a remote starter is OK because the key isn’t in the car. If the key is in the car, it’s a state and local violation, because somebody could take off in the car.

“You’re putting the public at risk,” Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. “This is purely a public safety issue.”

However, if the public were truly at risk by a car running in a driveway, this cop should have notified Taylor of it — in the interest of public safety. But that did not happen.

Instead, this officer showed that revenue collection and revenue collection alone was his mission by doing nothing to stop the supposed risk.

Taylor quickly went to Facebook after receiving the citation and let his feelings be known. The idea of being extorted for warming up one’s car apparently resonated with people as it has shared more than 13,500 times as of Monday.

After seeing the post on Facebook, Chief Berlin had no problem publicly noting that he wished ill-will on Taylor.

“You see the disparaging comments he made about my officer?” Berlin said. “Drop dead.”

Taylor said he didn’t mean to call the officer a name, but noted how ridiculous the ticket was.

“Unattended car?” Taylor said. “I’ve done this every day for seven years. Every person warms up their car. We live in Michigan.”

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Source Matt Agorist / The Free Thought Project

Chinese Car Copies

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Jan 032017
 

The guys at Selectcarleasing.co.uk take a look at the many car model rip-offs that have recently come out of China.

In the motoring industry, a lot of pressure, trust and reliability falls upon the shoulders of the designers. The people who spend days, weeks, months, possibly years making cars better looking, faster, lighter, more eco-friendly and safer, so that we the consumers, can get that thrill we feel once we get behind the wheel of a car we’ve been saving our hard earned cash up for.

However, in China, a new breed of “designers” has risen. These designers are a little less imaginative then the other ones around the world. Why? Well, thanks to China’s notion of property, or lack of should we say.

As a result, China are copying cars and getting away with it. The cheek!

Take a look of some of China’s best/worst motoring rip offs.

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How Can I Make A Traffic Light Turn Green?

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Dec 012016
 

Before you run through a red light because it’s been five minutes and come on already, there may be a few ways you can get the light to turn green. This video breaks down how to do it.

Enjoy!

If you’ve ever been stuck at a red light on a country road, you know it can be annoying. No other cars for miles, but you can’t shake the feeling that if you run the light, one will appear out of nowhere and slam into you. Today we have some tips that might just make that light turn a little faster or, at the very least, kill some time while you’re waiting for the light to change.

 
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Famous Fictional License Plates

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Nov 282016
 

An infographic featuring the most noteworthy license plates from movies.

Over the years, cars in films have provided us with some of the great cinematic moments – the cork-screw jump in The Man with the Golden Gun, epic chases in Ronin & the Bourne Identity, Steve McQueen’s alliance with his Mustang in Bullitt, and of course… The Italian Job.

There’s no doubt that writers & directors will spend plenty of time agonising over which cars to use in a particular scene to have the biggest impact. But we’ve found some amazing examples of film makers going a step further and using personalised numbers plates for the main cars in their films to add that extra bit of interest to the story.

The DeLorean from Back to the Future, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Bluesmobile and of course the most famous car in film history – the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger… they’ve all got fascinating stories, and they’re all in our ‘Famous Fictional Licence Plates’ infographic.

Famous Fictional License Plates

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Mexican Nissan vs. American Nissan

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Nov 062016
 

A 2015 Nissan Tsuru, made in Mexico, goes head on with a 2016 Nissan Versa made in the US.

Is it any wonder why Nissan will stop making the Mexican Tsuru next May?

“They don’t make ’em like they used to.” Chances are, you’ve heard that before. And thank goodness they don’t.

Case in point, the Nissan Tsuru – a common sight in Mexico as taxicabs, the Tsuru is essentially a ‘new’ 1992 Sentra. It’s cheap, simple, and as the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows, has the ability to turn into a four-wheeled accordion in the event of a crash.

The IIHS collaborated with the Latin and Global NCAP groups to show how a Mexican market-spec 2015 Nissan Tsuru would fare against a U.S.-spec 2016 Nissan Versa sedan, all in a bid to not only highlight the differences between U.S. and Mexican automotive safety requirements, but to also get cars with zero-star crash test ratings – like the Tsuru – off Mexican roads.

To say the least, the results are alarming. Both cars were travelling at 40 mph, or just over 64 km/h. While the Versa‘s airbags and structure do a formidable job in keeping the dummy relatively unscathed, we definitely can’t say the same about the Tsuru. Let’s just say, after seeing how the Tsuru’s A-pillar deforms so quickly, a steering wheel flying off is the last thing we’d worry about.

According to the NCAP, more than 4,000 fatalities in Mexico were linked to Nissan Tsuru crashes between 2007 and 2012.

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Video: Woman’s Soul Leaving Her Body After Fatal Crash

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Oct 112016
 

This is the disturbing moment the ‘soul’ of a passenger killed in a horrific road accident purportedly rises above their dead body. In a chilling scene showing the aftermath of a crash between a truck and a motorbike, a grainy spectre appears to hang in the air above the corpse.

This is the disturbing moment the ‘soul’ of a passenger killed in a horrific road accident purportedly rises above their dead body.

In a chilling scene showing the aftermath of a crash between a truck and a motorbike, a grainy spectre appears to hang in the air above the corpse.

Critics however have slammed the video, claiming the images are photoshopped and forged a scene that is ‘disrespectful’ to those involved.

CCTV outside the Phibun Songkram Camp in Lopburi, Thailand, captured the tragic event.

A truck slammed into the bike, killing the passenger instantly. The rider was thrown off when the bike collided with a power pole.

Almost immediately after the passenger was killed the figure appeared.

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Wagon Car

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Sep 052016
 

Wagon Car

Not your father’s Radio Flyer wagon.

Enjoy!

When Herb Cook of Gowanda heads out to his garage, it’s because he wants to play with his wagon.

It’s pretty obvious that his bright red Radio Flyer is not like the one we had as kids. For starters, this one is a lot bigger and gets 18 miles to the gallon. Herb said, “We usually run it 55 to 65 miles per hour.”

Herb’s wife June wasn’t surprised when her husband said he planned to turn a 1993 Ford pick-up truck with a 160,000 miles on it into a wagon. The project took about a year to complete, but it began with stripping the truck down to the chassis.

Herb did a lot of the work and June helped. They had the steel body manufactured. According to Herb, “I had no way of bending 14 gauge steel.”

This one-of-a-kind wagon gets plenty of second looks. June and Herb have a ball driving it around, sometimes in parades and sometimes just for the fun of it out on the open highway.

The big kid’s motorized Radio Flyer makes people smile when they see it and that’s okay with Herb, he said, “If it can make people laugh and smile a little bit, that’s my reward for building it.”

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