Category Archives: On The Road Again (Road Trips)

Navy Freedom

When stuck in training in a military atmosphere, it never seems to fail the thought of your passion, whatever it may be, to go racing through your head. In my case it was driving, racing, mechanics, anything with an engine and or wheels. So upon my freedom and some R&R I had to do what I like doing and that was time with my car. Lucky for me I was not the only one. Two friends that endured the same lack of sleep, mental stress and at time physical stress wanted and shared the same freedoms I did. We changed and off we went to the car wash to dust off the ladies for a night out.

Clearly in the 100 degree plus weather drinks were a must. Here is an HN showing complete dedication as you will see wit he pictures to come.

The corpsman had just purchased this fine an example of a DC5. It is stock minus some springs and an intake/exhaust, yet the fun it brings to its owner can be seen on his face.

I can only assume a spot was seen

Did he get it?

I guess not…

This being his first car Classified as a sporty car, I can see why the need to be detailed about certain scuffs, stains, or water spots. It happens to us all.

I have never seen a matte black civic in person before, in fact, I have only seen maybe three or four matte colored cars ever. So when a shipmate of mine had his civic painted I was quite intrigued and needless to say the bystanders were also. Here are some pics…




The paint is a bit of a chore to take care of as black tends to get dirty quite quickly but the actual washing of the car is quite simple really. Especially seeing as wax is not needed. The military has quite a bit of car enthusiast within it and that does bring a comfort in knowing I am not the only one interested in this money pit of a hobby….well until next time. Laters.


Mini trip

I decided to go on a mini trip to visit some friends this weekend. In total the drive was 6hrs. This also gave me an opportunity to give an update (old but new to most) on some shoes I got a hold of. There was nobody around so thought I would test out the camera on the I pad….


Figured I would take a few while I wait for it to top off


Wanted to see how these would come out….


I want a poster of this one….


Well full tank and am off again….


Symphony In The Making

After the trip it seemed it was missing something.  The whole time the new car to me seemed to have no soul.  Maybe it was the fact it was new and not broken in yet or braking causing the history blood, sweat, and tears.   Like most, funding was limited and made do with what I had in collecting parts new and used….and even tools…

Replacement for a worn pipe cutter

Replacement for a worn pipe cutter

When on a budget, sometime the need to think outside the tool-box is needed, as funds for tools themselves can expensive.

Not bad condition for a used part.  Was less than 2 Jacksons.

Not bad condition for a used part. Was less than 2 Jacksons.

Fairly good welds

Fairly good welds

The muffler section was also modified as was the complete mid section of the piping.  The outside looked as if it were not modified, until that is, it was started up….

As a whole the system seemed to awaken the character of the car and yes performance is always a plus.  Not bad considering all was to be had for a couple of Franklins and the system was from headers back.  This was not the end for more was still to come….til next time


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