Automotive Computers Electronics

New Corrado, Vintage PC Goodness to come, October Update

Hello all! As you may or may not have noticed, comments on this site were broken, and now are fixed. Since I have been consistently updating wordpress, but not really wanting to update my theme, comments ended up breaking within the last month or two with the recent updates. At any rate, I have updated […]

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Things that I’ve been working on…

Here is a random post with several things I’ve been working on over the last month that I figure you might enjoy..   This is a 1996 Bluebird Wanderlodge, I’ve been doing various things to it. I enjoy the drivers area as it kind of reminds me of a space shuttle with all the instrumentation […]

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Dubs Along the Rockies 2014

  DATR This year was in Parker Colorado, the turnout wasn’t bad. It wasn’t as large as it had been some years, but still larger than it was others. I had a great time talking to folks and checking out all the really cool setups. I decided to take video of a car show for […]

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Stingray Corvette Day 2 & 3

Work continues on the exhaust and finalization of dynamat in a couple of places that I could fit scraps that were directly panels to the outside body. This included the triangles that make up the C-Pillar and support the back window. I also did a section of the firewall up by the ran tray, as […]

Dave's 1973 Corvette Stingray Front - DoogieLabs
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Stingray Corvette Build Day 1

With my friends moving to North Carolina in a couple of weeks, and a disassembled car that needs to make the drive from Colorado to NC there is only one thing that needs to be done.. LOTS OF FREAKING WORK! heh I believe it’s a 1973 Corvette Stingray, the engine was built by my buddy […]

Automotive Life and General

Was that… April?

I’m not completely sure, but I think it was here and gone. What was supposed to be another month of progress in my venture into self employment, quickly turned into rushing to get one thing done after another. I guess I’ll take it from the top, the first week of April was bulk trash. A […]

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Late January update!

SGI Fuels are now in stock! Well things have been kind of slow in the way of progress of personal projects because I have been busy trying to get my stuff together and listed on eBay. I recently made the next round of purchases of computer equipment and a bunch of it will be listed […]

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Initial Fuel Vaporizer design and testing

You’ve heard aboutfuel injection and carburetion, what about vaporization? Running an engine on nothing but fuel vapors is definitely not a new idea. People have experimented for ages (as early as 1930, maybe even earlier.) with various methods to optimal fuel delivery into an engine. The two most popular methods we use today to fuel […]

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1982 Yamaha XS 850 Cafe Racer Intro

So I got a new bike.. I put my stereo up for sale on Craigslist, and was offered the below as a trade. This picture is the original cell phone picture taken by the previous owner. After doing some quick research I decided to go for it and snagged a truck to pick it up. […]

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Automotive Performance Tip / Tutorial: Headerwrapping your DownPipe; the Why and How-To

When working on my buddy’s Corrado I decided to take the opportunity to teach everyone how to properly use header wrap when wrapping up your down-pipe or header. It’s my first real attempt a tutorial video hopefully it is easy to follow and entertaining. Definitely welcome to feedback. Cheers!   5 / 5 ( 1 […]

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Blog and news for Friday, July 22nd 2012

Maintenance Notice! The Icebox server will be moved to a new location no later than August 31st, 2012. We expect the move to take a few hours and there will be minimal service interruption. We expect the move to take place on a Sunday evening. Please continue to check back and I’ll post an exact […]

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White Corrado Lives Again!

After a few years of sitting waiting for some new parts, the car finally lives again! The car was a little grumpy to get started, after having issues with the fuel pump wiring, and replacing some missing relays it fired up. After it was warm and I checked for leaks I went ahead and shot […]

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Work goes on

Another Corrado has made its way into the shop, the motor was received new piston rings and bearings from me in 2008, was driven 20 miles and has sat ever since awaiting shift linkage and axles and some other details. The time has come to finish this one up, since its much closer than the […]

Automotive Electronics

Whaaa?

Welcome 🙂 Finally got around to getting the new site together. Totally new look, totally new foundation. Freaking awesome. Its taken some adjusting to the new format but I’m finding it more useful than the old layout. So, whats new at the shop? Lots, I have started shaving the engine bay of my Corrado (project […]

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News and Blog for Tuesday, June 14th 2011

Oh boy has it been a long time! One thing leads to another and in short I have been busy. A month went by like it’s nothing, man don’t blink or you’ll miss summer! Anyways, lots of loose ends need tied up I have a few things that I’m trying to get posted at the […]

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News and Blog for Monday, April 16th 2011

Whats up! I have been busy with shop stuff which is the tradeoff when it comes to cars versus electronics. From week to week I have to choose which one I would like to spend time on. Finally got the new bumper and corner lights installed in this Jetta, I really like them it transformed […]

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News and blog 4-15-2011

So the Xbox died about two weeks ago! Crazy too, I think the Corrado has been listening to me brain storm whats in store for it. Just after I took these pictures of a probably more than 5 year old setup still functioning normally: Closeup of XBMC I actually REALLY enjoy Xbox Media Center in […]

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News and Blog for Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Whats up everyone! So things have been going good, I have been busy and things have been progressing slowly on all fronts, that may not be ideal for me as I like things done “now” but at least its forward progress. I have been working on various shop projects and putting together a plan that […]

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News & Blog for Thursday, October 7th 2010

Its starting to get colder here, summer is winding down, just when it gets good like always it becomes crap outside. Well this last bit of time has been interesting, I have driven the Corrado and even broken it again. I purchased that replacement engine for a lump sum of $500. I guess it was […]

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News for Monday, July 12th 2010

Well, I had my first issue since swapping in the new stuff. Imagine the one thing that I decided to skimp on lets go. This is a perfect example of “If you don’t do it right the first time you’ll end up doing it over again until its done right.” So it was Friday night, […]

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Blog for Wednesday, June 30th 2010

It’s Alive!!! Still working away on the Van, I have been getting as much done as I can, minimizing my time on any other tasks like hanging out with the girlfriend.I just want this all finished up so I can get on with my summer, there are many hiking, camping, and other summertime experiences awaiting […]

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Blog for Thursday, June 24th 2010

Just wanted to you let you all know that I haven’t disappeared. I have been devoting so much time to finishing the Van that I haven’t had time to post all the pictures I have taken. (and there are a ton!) Give me about another week and then I will have lots of eyecandy for […]

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News for Friday, June 11th 2010

Whats up everyone! PAINT IS HERE! Very nice, it came in $100 under the budget, its multistage and is Magnetic Gray, a 2009-2010 Toyota/Scion color and pictures don’t do it any justice: I really didn’t want to open the can, but I really really wanted to take a picture and at least give everyone an […]

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News and Blog for Wednesday, May 26th 2010

Much more progress on the engine, I cleaned the heads which will also get jet-washed again at the machine shop. They were pretty cruddy before but they did come out nice and clean: Overall very clean: I had a whole bunch of these green jars laying around the house, so I decided to use 24 […]

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Blog for Tuesday, May 11th 2010

I don’t like the weather this week, it’s delaying my project. Its supposed to snow on Wednesday, my day off and the transmission for the Van on gets built that same day. That will roughly translate into a muddy, messy car 🙁 Over the last few days I have been helping friends with their projects […]

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Blog for Monday, May 3rd 2010

Another busy and not busy week in the books. I haven’t been posting as often as I like but I haven’t had too much extra to show for it either. Okay, well maybe a little. I have finally be able to pick up on few things I haven’t worked on in what seems like Months. […]

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Blog for Monday, April 26th 2010

Major Progress is coming soon I promise! The weather has been up and down here lately which has left me slightly more time to work on the electronics end of things. What time I did get outside was spent assembling the intake manifold so it looked very nice. The intake manifold isn’t 100% complete on […]