Brasso

Brasso – more than just metal polish

If your headlights are cloudy up like a rough looking Monday afternoon and you can barely see the bulb behind the glass/plastic/Plexiglas/acrylic/lexan/whatever – it’s high time to break out the elbow grease and the headlight cleaner. However if you don’t have proper headlight cleaner on hand, we have discovered something that also works well…

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Capri

From the cupboard part 2: I’d buy that for a dollar!

On December 19, 1969 someone bought a copy of the Herald and used it to line the cupboards in the den of spanners I now call my home. Whoever you were, thank you – as I’ve discovered a treasure trove of 60’s Australian automotive flashbacks! In the second part of our three part series we continue with a look through the classifieds, to find out what might be an absolute nest egg by today’s standards…

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Ferris ad

From the cupboard part 1: Wire in a Ferris!

On December 19, 1969 someone bought a copy of the Herald and used it to line the cupboards in the den of spanners I now call my home. Whoever you were, thank you – as I’ve discovered a treasure trove of 60’s Australian automotive flashbacks! In a three part series we start with a car radio that judging by the mustache involved, could charm the pants off anything…

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kill switch

Killed the pump, but bruised the battery.

It happened in this order: killed the fuel pump sender, then flattened the battery, then had to push my tank like wagon closer to my wife’s car to get it started and finally I got the kill switch working.

But hey, the good news is: The kill switch is working. Now if you want to steal my war wagon you’re going to have to brake your fingers to find the switch or put your back in it and push. And trust me, with this behemoth, pushing it anywhere is the last thing you want to do..

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backflip

I’ll just leave this here: F1 backflip

So in the spirit of Bargain Bangers, I’ve created another segment here at Drive Another Day and dubbed it ‘I’ll just leave this here’. The premise is pretty simple – press play on the video, enjoy. No lengthy back story, no link to lengthy reads on Wikipedia just something mind-blowingly glorious involving a car of some description.

To kick things off we start with a backflip over a formula one car. Did we mention the car is moving? And that the stunt man attempting the backflip is not actually looking at the car as it races towards him at 100kph?…

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lancefield

Lotusing around Lancefield

Swap meet time again! Time for Baz the father in law and myself to wheel and deal and find that much needed part to his latest project. This time we found ourselves in the freezingly cold and then later on in the day quite toasty small Victorian town of Lancefield ready to discover bargains a plenty.

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