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Comment of the Day: Sometimes a Small-Block Chevy Swap Isn't the Answer Comment of the Day: Sometimes a Small-Block Chevy Swap Isn't the Answer

Today we showed you a Porsche 944 with a Chevy small-block under a modified hood. While some readers consider this modification an improvement, one does not. This reader is, of course, correct.

Watching Gear Oil Splash Through This Clear Differential Cover Is Deeply Satisfying Watching Gear Oil Splash Through This Clear Differential Cover Is Deeply Satisfying

Taking any remotely interesting mechanical contraption and replacing one of its covers with a transparent one almost always yields deeply satisfying visuals. And that’s the case here with this Ford F-150's clear rear differential cover, which shows gear oil splashing around the bearings and gears.

Off-Road Vlogger Records His Jeep Wrangler Going Up in a Huge Fireball Off-Road Vlogger Records His Jeep Wrangler Going Up in a Huge Fireball

In late August, a YouTube vlogger recording a fun little expedition out in Oregon ended up stuck in the middle of nowhere, helplessly watching his 2013 Jeep Wrangler turn into a huge fireball. He filmed the whole thing, and the resulting video is just bizarre.

One Year Later, Michigan Man Ordered to Sell 20 Cars a Month Is Out 160 Cars but Remains Upbeat One Year Later, Michigan Man Ordered to Sell 20 Cars a Month Is Out 160 Cars but Remains Upbeat

One year ago today, we introduced Ron Dauzet, a Michigan man who was being forced by his local township to sell 20 cars per month because the 218-vehicle collection on his property ran in violation of a local blight ordinance. On Sunday, I caught up with Ron and took photos of his property, which now looks totally…

Porsche's New 'Electric Pit Stop' Breaks EV Charging Station Duties Into Modular Blocks and Skinny Poles Porsche's New 'Electric Pit Stop' Breaks EV Charging Station Duties Into Modular Blocks and Skinny Poles

Yesterday, Porsche showed off its new electric vehicle charging station architecture, which involves breaking up a number of tasks that might normally all be done within a single charging “cabinet” into rectangular modules and slim charging poles. Here’s how it works.

These Are the Cars With the Least Frustrating Infotainment Systems These Are the Cars With the Least Frustrating Infotainment Systems

JD Power study shows cars with fewest infotainment-related complaints, Renault-Nissan goes all-in on Android, BMW is working with mining companies to reduce battery costs, and a look at Hurricane Florence’s impact on the local auto industry. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.

This Epic Ford Super Duty vs. Tow Truck Battle Ended in an Arrest

If there’s any vehicle that might have a chance at breaking free from a massive Ford F-450 tow truck, it’s a Power Stroke diesel-powered Ford F-250. Watch this huge Super Duty yank the tow truck’s front end sky high as the former’s driver attempts to free his apparently repossessed truck.

Watch A North Carolina Family Drive a VW Jetta Onto a Porch in Preparation for Hurricane Florence Watch A North Carolina Family Drive a VW Jetta Onto a Porch in Preparation for Hurricane Florence

To prepare for Hurricane Florence, one North Carolina family decided to try to drive their Volkswagen Jetta up two supremely sketchy makeshift ramps, and onto the front porch. It’s not to save the car from the storm like we saw with last year’s hurricanes, either—it’s for a very different reason.

Chevrolet Colorado Side Curtain Airbags Keep Deploying On Easy Off-Road Trails Chevrolet Colorado Side Curtain Airbags Keep Deploying On Easy Off-Road Trails

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is supposed to be a rough-and-tumble, body-on-frame, solid rear axle-having pickup that can handle off-road trails with ease. And yet, a number of trucks’ airbags are deploying on mild off-road trails, leaving owners with major hassles. Here’s what’s going on.

How We Helped Get Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Into A Nissan Figaro How We Helped Get Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Into A Nissan Figaro

It wasn’t long ago when not many folks knew about Gary Duncan’s amazing collection of eclectic Japanese cars. Then Jalopnik wrote a story on it, and ever since, our friend the Virginia dealer and JDM importer has been getting calls off the hook—including one from a producer working on a piece with Bill Gates and…

Man Gets Stuck in Cadillac XLR for Over 13 Hours After Electric Door Release Handles Stop Working Man Gets Stuck in Cadillac XLR for Over 13 Hours After Electric Door Release Handles Stop Working

Late last month, a 75-year-old Cleveland man got stuck in his hot Cadillac XLR for 14 hours after an issue with the car’s electrical system rendered the power door release buttons useless. The ordeal had the man convinced he was going to die, the Washington Post reports.

Look At This Totally Rusted-Out Toyota Tacoma Look At This Totally Rusted-Out Toyota Tacoma

Yesterday, I was feeling a bit down about my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle after discovering that its engine is basically shot. But today I’m all cheered up, because my friend Jamie reminded me of what my Golden Eagle is not: a totally rotted out shitbox. Seriously, just looking at these pictures of a first-gen…

The Number of Nuts Stuffed Into This Nissan Murano's Engine Bay Is Astonishing The Number of Nuts Stuffed Into This Nissan Murano's Engine Bay Is Astonishing

A Nissan Murano recently rolled into Mike Thomson’s shop at a Nissan dealership in Ontario, Canada because of a check engine light. Upon popping the hood, Thomson and his team discovered hundreds of nuts stashed in every nook and cranny of the engine bay.

Car Sells Three Times in One Auction as Bidders Rally to Help Orphaned Children Car Sells Three Times in One Auction as Bidders Rally to Help Orphaned Children

After their son and daughter-in-law died in a motorcycle crash earlier this year, a Canadian couple decided to put their son’s Pontiac Parisienne up for auction to help raise his two young children. But instead of buying the car, bidders donated roughly $76,000 in an emotional showing of support, Global News reports.

'Mission Creep' Is Threatening to Take My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle Project Into Infinity 'Mission Creep' Is Threatening to Take My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle Project Into Infinity

I was just going to replace a single broken exhaust bolt in my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle’s cylinder head, when I discovered some major issues that threaten to turn this “short” repair into a genuine time-suck. This phenomenon is called “mission creep” and for decades, it’s been plaguing wrenchers around the…

Absurd Video Shows Upside Down Toyota Land Cruiser Become Runaway Toyota Land Cruiser  Absurd Video Shows Upside Down Toyota Land Cruiser Become Runaway Toyota Land Cruiser 

A video has surfaced on the interwebs showing a tractor flipping a rolled-over Toyota Land Cruiser upright. But the SUV diver apparently hadn’t set the park brake, because the off-roader then barrels down a steep hill into thick woods in what has to be among the saddest off-road recoveries I’ve ever seen.

A Canadian Turned a Cadillac Brougham Limousine Into a Snowmobile and It's Glorious A Canadian Turned a Cadillac Brougham Limousine Into a Snowmobile and It's Glorious

Robert Falck from Vancouver is selling a 1989 Cadillac Brougham limo that has skis instead of front wheels, and tracks instead of rear wheels. It’s a wacky build that was made specifically for the big screen, and it can be yours for only $6,000.

Installing a Trailer Hitch on a Mazda Miata Is Incredibly Easy and Fixes the Car's Biggest Flaw Installing a Trailer Hitch on a Mazda Miata Is Incredibly Easy and Fixes the Car's Biggest Flaw

It may sound like blasphemy adding weight to a new Mazda Miata, but the lovable convertible sports car is small, and owning one really puts a squeeze on how much stuff you can carry. So my friend David decided to install a trailer hitch, and surprisingly, the whole job was extremely easy.

Australian Cops Are Seizing Illegally Lifted Pickup Trucks as Part of a Lame Crime Initiative Australian Cops Are Seizing Illegally Lifted Pickup Trucks as Part of a Lame Crime Initiative

In much of the U.S., if you want to build a lift kit for your truck out of rusty junkyard parts, you can. But in Australia, things are different. The country has strict rules on vehicle modifications, and now police are seizing jacked-up trucks and fining drivers as part of “Operation Lift,” Australia’s 7 News Gold…

The Rest Of This Year Looks Rough For New Car Sales The Rest Of This Year Looks Rough For New Car Sales

A gloomy sales outlook for the rest of the year, a devastating earthquake affecting Toyota production, and a deep-dive into the effects of BMW’s South Carolina operations on the state’s economy. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Sept. 10.

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