Hank Watson's Garage Hour - Cars, Trucks, Beers & Guns

Nothing like climbing into a little history, especially when it's the great Japanese and USDM stuff from the late '80s and '90s. You name it - CRX, EF, EG and EK, S-13 and S-14, good seats and bad grounds, cotton and foam intakes, STILLEN, RNC, Jackson, HKS, Road & Track, Flyin' Miata, GTR, NSX, VQ, 350 and 370Z, fart pipes and blow-offs, 1J and 2JZ, straight fours and sixes, FJ40s and 80s, and whatever else we come up with.

Meanwhile, the Garage Hour breaks in some new meat with the introduction of Mr. Intolerant, plus sips of What It Is kolsch and Dark Cherry Seltzer from Trinity Brewing.

Direct download: HWGH072721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Nothing like climbing into a little history, especially when it's the great Japanese and USDM stuff from the late '80s and '90s. You name it - CRX, EF, EG and EK, S-13 and S-14, good seats and bad grounds, cotton and foam intakes, STILLEN, RNC, Jackson, HKS, Road & Track, Flyin' Miata, GTR, NSX, VQ, 350 and 370Z, fart pipes and blow-offs, 1J and 2JZ, straight fours and sixes, FJ40s and 80s, and whatever else we come up with.

Meanwhile, the Garage Hour breaks in some new meat with the introduction of Mr. Intolerant, plus sips of What It Is kolsch and Dark Cherry Seltzer from Trinity Brewing.

Direct download: HWGH072721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

The answer is "crap!" Geeks ain't fooled by a thin logic, and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort goes late-night weirdsauce (and possibly some other places) on the safety fraud that DRLs have become. Because there's always situational affects, there's also a look at good running lights on semis and bikes, lane-spltting, single DRLs and marker lights, and a little on why "automatic" headlights are not very.

Just to keep things super, there's also self-driving canolis, sharpies, plastics, skillsetting the sheep, hydration, and Han shot first.

Direct download: HWGH072221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

The answer is "crap!" Geeks ain't fooled by a thin logic, and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort goes late-night weirdsauce (and possibly some other places) on the safety fraud that DRLs have become. Because there's always situational affects, there's also a look at good running lights on semis and bikes, lane-spltting, single DRLs and marker lights, and a little on why "automatic" headlights are not very.

Just to keep things super, there's also self-driving canolis, sharpies, plastics, skillsetting the sheep, hydration, and Han shot first.

Direct download: HWGH072221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

From green lawns versus gravel yards (cop-out) to the human question of whether you're less of one if your car is more man than you, the Garage Hour doesn't phone it in. We've got the real-world impact of folks who can't figure out how their headlights work (uhhh, taillights are good), plus a hard look at the new trend for the victims of Tesla's robot-drive auto-wash self-steering crashes to sue from outside the restrictive NDAs that the company puts on its consumers. Then it's all beers and rock and roll and space-phalluses.

Fatso Jetson, KMFDM, Ministry, Dog Fashion Disco, Blazing Haley, Bjork, Black Label Society, Cabbage Boy and Hum join in, because awesome.

Direct download: HWGH071721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

From green lawns versus gravel yards (cop-out) to the human question of whether you're less of one if your car is more man than you, the Garage Hour doesn't phone it in. We've got the real-world impact of folks who can't figure out how their headlights work (uhhh, taillights are good), plus a hard look at the new trend for the victims of Tesla's robot-drive auto-wash self-steering crashes to sue from outside the restrictive NDAs that the company puts on its consumers. Then it's all beers and rock and roll and space-phalluses.

Fatso Jetson, KMFDM, Ministry, Dog Fashion Disco, Blazing Haley, Bjork, Black Label Society, Cabbage Boy and Hum join in, because awesome.

Direct download: HWGH071721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT

Let's do the thing - great rock (QOTSA all day), great crashes (who needed that yacht), earth-shaking stamping mills, loads of government graft on the back of fraudulent electric transit unicorn farts, the mystery of disappearing nuke plants, and 'You Can't Quit Me Baby".

While we're at it: Gillig Phantoms, dump trucks, sinkholes, Arby's, Miata VS Mustang, and if you know what you're doing, why can't you do it?

Direct download: HWGH071421mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

Let's do the thing - great rock (QOTSA all day), great crashes (who needed that yacht), earth-shaking stamping mills, loads of government graft on the back of fraudulent electric transit unicorn farts, the mystery of disappearing nuke plants, and 'You Can't Quit Me Baby".

While we're at it: Gillig Phantoms, dump trucks, sinkholes, Arby's, Miata VS Mustang, and if you know what you're doing, why can't you do it?

Direct download: HWGH071421.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:39am EDT

Down in the lab... It's a 1% battery episode: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's tank was on empty for this one, but somehow a good think-piece happened.  There's reports on the health of our Second Amendment (w/ improvements!), cannon building versus cannon owning, money-making schemes from the Asterisk administration, and being the 2A every day.

Surprises: Joke Biden was wrong again, arm braces brace your arms, scary features are not scary, the Dems want to keep you fearful, cactus needles hurt your face, and it's not Indiana's fault, Chicago.

Direct download: HWGH070421mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

Down in the lab... It's a 1% battery episode: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's tank was on empty for this one, but somehow a good think-piece happened.  There's reports on the health of our Second Amendment (w/ improvements!), cannon building versus cannon owning, money-making schemes from the Asterisk administration, and being the 2A every day.

Surprises: Joke Biden was wrong again, arm braces brace your arms, scary features are not scary, the Dems want to keep you fearful, cactus needles hurt your face, and it's not Indiana's fault, Chicago.

Direct download: HWGH070421.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

PPIHC 2021 is in the books, and the Garage Hour goons were in the mix (George's, baby!). From early on the hill to fine sips afterwards (plus a little racing), we were in it and we have tales to tell.  Drivers?  Shute, Dallenbach, Dumas, Millen, Astier, Vasholtz, Schrantz, Donahue, Clay, Pobst and 100 more.  Cars?  LMPs, sprinters, stockers, Trans-Am, Cadillac, Porsche, BMW, Bentley, Camaro and Mustang, plus zip-ties, downforce and turbochargers.  So many turbos.

Because racecar, there's more: Engineers, Bottomless and Boulder Park, Contagion, Deep Purple, Eagles of Death Metal and Gruntruck.  Oh yeah, and beer.

Direct download: HWGH062721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

PPIHC 2021 is in the books, and the Garage Hour goons were in the mix (George's, baby!). From early on the hill to fine sips afterwards (plus a little racing), we were in it and we have tales to tell.  Drivers?  Shute, Dallenbach, Dumas, Millen, Astier, Vasholtz, Schrantz, Donahue, Clay, Pobst and 100 more.  Cars?  LMPs, sprinters, stockers, Trans-Am, Cadillac, Porsche, BMW, Bentley, Camaro and Mustang, plus zip-ties, downforce and turbochargers.  So many turbos.

Because racecar, there's more: Engineers, Bottomless and Boulder Park, Contagion, Deep Purple, Eagles of Death Metal and Gruntruck.  Oh yeah, and beer.

Direct download: HWGH062721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

Four hours of mixing better be worth a nut - the Garage Hour captured a truckload of mamma's muffins during practice and testing at the PPIHC, and spliced the sexiest sounding road-racey bits into this episode.  There's tales of awesome from George's, Double-Cut and Cog, with Millen(s), Donahue, Becker, Crouch, Vasholtz, Gogelein, Wickstrum, Dallenbach, Strauch and Fouch.

There's also hotter plugs, the smell of coolant, more Amon Tobin (Chaos Theory by popular demand, yous!), and the death of the Blue Yeti (time for the yetipult).

Direct download: HWGH061521mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

Four hours of mixing better be worth a nut - the Garage Hour captured a truckload of mamma's muffins during practice and testing at the PPIHC, and spliced the sexiest sounding road-racey bits into this episode.  There's tales of awesome from George's, Double-Cut and Cog, with Millen(s), Donahue, Becker, Crouch, Vasholtz, Gogelein, Wickstrum, Dallenbach, Strauch and Fouch.

There's also hotter plugs, the smell of coolant, more Amon Tobin (Chaos Theory by popular demand, yous!), and the death of the Blue Yeti (time for the yetipult).

Direct download: HWGH061521.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

The Garage Hour asks: is your kid gun-safe?  Borne of a perfect rant that took shape in the garadtch and made it all the way to the mic, we went for broke on 2A goodness and wound up with a whole episode. There's also details of Texas' embrace of "Constitutional carry", the court's arsing of Kalifornistan's "assault" weapon ban, an ammo company's feelings on Biden voters, and, oh yeah, 7,000,000 Aguila bullets stolen by Mexican cartels.

Props to Breitbart and Gateway Pundit for the copious coverage...  Also starring Tigger (springs in my butt), racecars (because), The Precious (10mm), Funyons, the Federalist Papers, the Blue mic fails, and truckloads of Amon Tobin.

Direct download: HWGH060921mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

The Garage Hour asks: is your kid gun-safe?  Borne of a perfect rant that took shape in the garadtch and made it all the way to the mic, we went for broke on 2A goodness and wound up with a whole episode. There's also details of Texas' embrace of "Constitutional carry", the court's arsing of Kalifornistan's "assault" weapon ban, an ammo company's feelings on Biden voters, and, oh yeah, 7,000,000 Aguila bullets stolen by Mexican cartels.

Props to Breitbart and Gateway Pundit for the copious coverage...  Also starring Tigger (springs in my butt), racecars (because), The Precious (10mm), Funyons, the Federalist Papers, the Blue mic fails, and truckloads of Amon Tobin.

Direct download: HWGH060921.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

#Becausegearhead - it's the first-ever Garage Hour.  Combine big-AM talk radio w/ a first-time show host who's just found out how to talk to more people about cars, trucks, beers and guns, and that's this.  From facts on the disaster caused by Obama's auto bailout (local impact, attacks on Republican dealership owners, Ford's debt, and why GM and Chrysler ain't cool anymore) to a little ditty about why watermelon environmentalism won't mix with real improvement, and you can see a lot of Justin Fort's baby monster here.

..And like always, there's more: Goodyear MT/R Kevlars, Saleen's bankruptsy, Scarecrow's diet, Econolube 163, and wherever the Hell is Hank Watson.  Have some.

Direct download: HWGH060609mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT

#Becausegearhead - it's the first-ever Garage Hour.  Combine big-AM talk radio w/ a first-time show host who's just found out how to talk to more people about cars, trucks, beers and guns, and that's this.  From facts on the disaster caused by Obama's auto bailout (local impact, attacks on Republican dealership owners, Ford's debt, and why GM and Chrysler ain't cool anymore) to a little ditty about why watermelon environmentalism won't mix with real improvement, and you can see a lot of Justin Fort's baby monster here.

..And like always, there's more: Goodyear MT/R Kevlars, Saleen's bankruptsy, Scarecrow's diet, Econolube 163, and wherever the Hell is Hank Watson.  Have some.

Direct download: HWGH060609.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

So much good stuff! The gearhead goons use clay bars for perfect paint (technique and tricks): clay behavior and quality, keeping the clay (and the paint) clean, detailer versus water (enabling the slide), and putting clay to stuff that's not auto paint (yuuuup!).  There's also hillclimbing and Pikes Peak Hillclimb (coming up, plus Indy just passed), fun roads in Colorado, track snobs versus motorcyclists, and building the skillset.

We've also got the new 2021 Distractomatic, Tesla spying for (or on?) China, China spying on us all (thanks, Joe!), and rescuing hikers and bikers for fun and 'froading. Oh yeah, and Ministry, Incubus and Trinity's Citra Pale.

Direct download: HWGH060121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

So much good stuff! The gearhead goons use clay bars for perfect paint (technique and tricks): clay behavior and quality, keeping the clay (and the paint) clean, detailer versus water (enabling the slide), and putting clay to stuff that's not auto paint (yuuuup!).  There's also hillclimbing and Pikes Peak Hillclimb (coming up, plus Indy just passed), fun roads in Colorado, track snobs versus motorcyclists, and building the skillset.

We've also got the new 2021 Distractomatic, Tesla spying for (or on?) China, China spying on us all (thanks, Joe!), and rescuing hikers and bikers for fun and 'froading. Oh yeah, and Ministry, Incubus and Trinity's Citra Pale.

Direct download: HWGH060121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

Shooting from the hip never was better radio - great pile of gearhead goodness here, including tips and tricks for automotive detailing (with detailer - Mother's, Griot's, ECP, Glaze Distributing, and buying in bulk).  There's also a useful thought-piece on the proper storage of gasoline - with everyone putting it in garbage bags nowadays, we'd probably best notify Darwin.

More?  DetailGuide.com for cleaner cars, Armor-All for better or worse, turbo swaps for driveability, avoiding frozen garages (because water), earthquake weather, plus excellent industrial and electronica.

Direct download: HWGH051621mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Shooting from the hip was never better radio - great pile of gearhead goodness here, including tips and tricks for automotive detailing (with detailer - Mother's, Griot's, ECP, Glaze Distributing, and buying in bulk).  There's also a useful thought-piece on the proper storage of gasoline - with everyone putting it in garbage bags nowadays, we'd probably best notify Darwin.

More?  DetailGuide.com for cleaner cars, Armor-All for better or worse, turbo swaps for driveability, avoiding frozen garages (because water), earthquake weather, plus excellent industrial and electronica.

Direct download: HWGH051621.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

Toyota corporate gets out against electric cars while Joe Basement plays down for the "struggle" (ahem, dog whistle?), impossible physics of UFOs (transmedium, anyone?) and WW2 gerry cans, giant TV screens and hot ads add to distracted driving (thanks, Ford)...  Why not double down and throw hot peppers in your eyes, (Hell) spoken poetry, and polymathematical paws (now, with thumbs).  Because gearhead!

You're not going to repell firepower of this magnitude - from gearheads, cops, Jeepers and tops (not where they belong), it's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH051421mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

Toyota corporate gets out against electric cars while Joe Basement plays down for the "struggle" (ahem, dog whistle?), impossible physics of UFOs (transmedium, anyone?) and WW2 gerry cans, giant TV screens and hot ads add to distracted driving (thanks, Ford)...  Why not double down and throw hot peppers in your eyes, (Hell) spoken poetry, and polymathematical paws (now, with thumbs).  Because gearhead!

You're not going to repell firepower of this magnitude - from gearheads, cops, Jeepers and tops (not where they belong), it's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH051421.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Put an ongoing gearhead and a retired agency guy on-air and there's no telling what will happen.  Drop them in a live setting (like Colorado's Trinity Brewing Company) and you'd better hide the cask.  Special guests include Tall Jon, First Jon and Clark's Beard.

This time, it was a grand pile of geek speak, with specialized weapons, gerry cans, the Dude Food Beta Kitchen (with panko, crumbles and phone), Forsaken Bacon, plus beers like Raspberry Kolsch, Cask Flo, Slapricot and Slap Yer Berry.

Direct download: HWGH051121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

Put an ongoing gearhead and a retired agency guy on-air and there's no telling what will happen.  Drop them in a live setting (like Colorado's Trinity Brewing Company) and you'd better hide the cask.  Special guests include Tall Jon, First Jon and Clark's Beard.

This time, it was a grand pile of geek speak, with specialized weapons, gerry cans, the Dude Food Beta Kitchen (with panko, crumbles and phone), Forsaken Bacon, plus beers like Raspberry Kolsch, Cask Flo, Slapricot and Slap Yer Berry.

Direct download: HWGH051121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

A little bit of everything in this one...  US taxpayers get screwed by big gov't contractors (as well as the supremacy of the B-1B, F-35 and F-22), turbocharger fixes for Subaru Legacy Outbacks and the EJ-255 (JB Weld!), how two-fisted royal Prince Phillip created his own hearse with a custom Land Rover pickup, how green energy is destroying Germany one industry at a time, and the mess that is illegal-immigrant coyotes driving like crazy people to escape the border patrol and local law enforcement.

There's more fun stuff:  peanut butter versus chocolate, wallet-sitting versus your income, and the schism between wanting a new (used) car and needing it.

Direct download: HWGH050721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

A little bit of everything in this one...  US taxpayers get screwed by big gov't contractors (as well as the supremacy of the B-1B, F-35 and F-22), turbocharger fixes for Subaru Legacy Outbacks and the EJ-255 (JB Weld!), how two-fisted royal Prince Phillip created his own hearse with a custom Land Rover pickup, how green energy is destroying Germany one industry at a time, and the mess that is illegal-immigrant coyotes driving like crazy people to escape the border patrol and local law enforcement.

There's more fun stuff:  peanut butter versus chocolate, wallet-sitting versus your income, and the schism between wanting a new (used) car and needing it.

Direct download: HWGH050721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

One of those raining in the garadtch/lab in defilade/tech in freakout Garage Hour shows where an absolute pile of unthunk topics turn into really good gearhead radio.  Go figure: everything from the press-release media's attempts to paper over low repeat-purchase numbers for hybrids and electrics to great old parts boxes and what we find inside (inluding crashy bits from an otherwise great canyon run).  There's also kudos for the Japanese (that seems to be a theme lately) and a big raspberry for GM's plans to move another factory south of the border.

There's also a few little kitties on the run route (plus bears, elk and a bobcat), the finalé for the $500 commuter, plans for wintermobile # next, and our effort to get another Blue mic now that we found this Yeti.

Direct download: HWGH050421mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

One of those raining in the garadtch/lab in defilade/tech in freakout Garage Hour shows where an absolute pile of unthunk topics turn into really good gearhead radio.  Go figure: everything from the press-release media's attempts to paper over low repeat-purchase numbers for hybrids and electrics to great old parts boxes and what we find inside (inluding crashy bits from an otherwise great canyon run).  There's also kudos for the Japanese (that seems to be a theme lately) and a big raspberry for GM's plans to move another factory south of the border.

There's also a few little kitties on the run route (plus bears, elk and a bobcat), the finalé for the $500 commuter, plans for wintermobile # next, and our effort to get another Blue mic now that we found this Yeti.

Direct download: HWGH050421.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The Garage Hour's got gearhead news (because people seem to like it), so hereyago:

- DC carkackings, lousy "expert" drivers, Ryan Hampton on lousy journalist drivers, and police who shouldn't be street racing (because they're not very good).

- More new-car suspension parts falling off, this time of Subies.

- Why dependence on global markets is a bad thing.

- More tales of why Tesla's Auto Creepy-Drive is a bad thing.

- Beer with Full Sail's Session Lager.

Just to keep it awesome, we've also got Schroedinger's garbage can, Uber versus your phone, the Magnusson-Moss Warranty act, bricked electrics and fixing Sylvester Stallone with a hammer.

Direct download: HWGH042521mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

The Garage Hour's got gearhead news (because people seem to like it), so hereyago:

- DC carkackings, lousy "expert" drivers, Ryan Hampton on lousy journalist drivers, and police who shouldn't be street racing (because they're not very good).

- More new-car suspension parts falling off, this time of Subies.

- Why dependence on global markets is a bad thing.

- More tales of why Tesla's Auto Creepy-Drive is a bad thing.

- Beer with Full Sail's Session Lager.

Just to keep it awesome, we've also got Schroedinger's garbage can, Uber versus your phone, the Magnusson-Moss Warranty act, bricked electrics and fixing Sylvester Stallone with a hammer.

Direct download: HWGH042521.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

...Crammed it all into this one.  Script writer: go script yourself.  With a device-thwarting free-news cable-cobbling in-lab intro, this is classic Garage Hour goodness.  Better hydrate.  Fried cheese curds, cheating Chinese Teslas, F1 or circle-track, Bilstein 5100 and 6112 on under your 4Runner, de-Wayneing the NRA, U.S. bombers in India and John Ratcliffe's UFOs.

Even more: Body Armor?  Drank it.  Flopping tablets?  Fixed 'em.  Affirmative action for F1?  Figures.  '60s Chicaco P.D.?  Need 'em.  The greys?  Found 'em.

Direct download: HWGH040121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

...Crammed it all into this one.  Script writer: go script yourself.  With a device-thwarting free-news cable-cobbling in-lab intro, this is classic Garage Hour goodness.  Better hydrate.  Fried cheese curds, cheating Chinese Teslas, F1 or circle-track, Bilstein 5100 and 6112 under your 4Runner, de-Wayneing the NRA, U.S. bombers in India and John Ratcliffe's UFOs.

Even more: Body Armor?  Drank it.  Flopping tablets?  Fixed 'em.  Affirmative action for F1?  Figures.  '60s Chicaco P.D.?  Need 'em.  The greys?  Found 'em.

Direct download: HWGH040121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

From haversacks to FIPG, Boogerbutt and B-sides, booing Seinfeld and ewwing Yuengling, Justin #2's Tourette's and the curdish (cheese) apocalypse, UZIs and a .38 in the briefcase, plus donations to the Cajun Navy and situational awareness, it's an alchivated Garage Hour (now, with beer!). 

This episode was originally oriented towards fine sips at Trinity Brewing and some discussion of good tactics for buying and selling things online and/or in the flesh, but you know detours...  Admit it, you prefer them.  #BecauseGearhead.

Direct download: HWGH040721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

From haversacks to FIPG, Boogerbutt and B-sides, booing Seinfeld and ewwing Yuengling, Justin #2's Tourette's and the curdish (cheese) apocalypse, UZIs and a .38 in the briefcase, plus donations to the Cajun Navy and situational awareness, it's an alchivated Garage Hour (now, with beer!). 

This episode was originally oriented towards fine sips at Trinity Brewing and some discussion of good tactics for buying and selling things online and/or in the flesh, but you know detours...  Admit it, you prefer them.  #BecauseGearhead.

Direct download: HWGH040721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

Surprisingly good gearhead talk radio right here (and it's pure rando-power): you can't fight skill of this magnitude without a prescription (or a warrant).  There's pork shoulder on the grille and Richard III's skeleton under the parking lot, a thought or two on United Airlines hiring people because of their ability to fly to Duluth, and a reminder that it's tool time (spring means folks have the fool notion their garages are meant to be clean).

Like always, it's more: the Psychonauts, Josh Homme (with Kyuss or QOTSA), soccer with Nelson & Bambalas, snowboarding with Teresa & Bondurant, Aunt Lou's Fiestaware and stickers by Freeb.

Direct download: HWGH040221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

Surprisingly good gearhead talk radio right here (and it's pure rando-power): you can't fight skill of this magnitude without a prescription (or a warrant).  There's pork shoulder on the grille and Richard III's skeleton under the parking lot, a thought or two on United Airlines hiring people because of their ability to fly to Duluth, and a reminder that it's tool time (spring means folks have the fool notion their garages are meant to be clean).

Like always, it's more: the Psychonauts, Josh Homme (with Kyuss or QOTSA), soccer with Nelson & Bambalas, snowboarding with Teresa & Bondurant, Aunt Lou's Fiestaware and stickers by Freeb.

Direct download: HWGH040221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Creepy pinko nerds have infested the White House and they're after your liberties, particularly your right to roam. Among them is a second-generation marxist and small-town mayor who couldn't get potholes paved, Pete Buttgieg. While preaching his gospel, he made the mistake of saying the quiet part out loud, admitting he and his statist cronies want to track every mile you drive and CHARGE YOU FOR IT. Not on our watch - the Gearhead Consultancy has warned you about the "mileage tax" for a decade.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was having a bad day on this episode, so enjoy the ride - he didn't. There's a lot of information and unbridled finger-pointing in this one too, so you might learn something.

Direct download: HWGH032321mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

Creepy pinko nerds have infested the White House and they're after your liberties, particularly your right to roam. Among them is a second-generation marxist and small-town mayor who couldn't get potholes paved, Pete Buttgieg. While preaching his gospel, he made the mistake of saying the quiet part out loud, admitting he and his statist cronies want to track every mile you drive and CHARGE YOU FOR IT. Not on our watch - the Gearhead Consultancy has warned you about the "mileage tax" for a decade.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was having a bad day on this episode, so enjoy the ride - he didn't. There's a lot of information and unbridled finger-pointing in this one too, so you might learn something.

Direct download: HWGH032321.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

It's time for gearhead class: smart thinking for your next run to the salvage yard (Junkyard 102!).  At the intersection of knowledge and function is the junkyard (Best Auto, this time) you too can be the function whore.  From impounds to rebuilds, rotating stock and picking up nuts and bolts, we'll help you know what's usable and what's junk (hah!).

This episode's got a good slathering of additional sauce: Chef Jeff and Dave Lozeau, Fu Manchu and New Jersey brunos, plus Breck Brew's Vanilla Porter.

Direct download: HWGH032121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

It's time for gearhead class: smart thinking for your next run to the salvage yard (Junkyard 102!).  At the intersection of knowledge and function is the junkyard (Best Auto, this time) you too can be the function whore.  From impounds to rebuilds, rotating stock and picking up nuts and bolts, we'll help you know what's usable and what's junk (hah!).

This episode's got a good slathering of additional sauce: Chef Jeff and Dave Lozeau, Fu Manchu and New Jersey brunos, plus Breck Brew's Vanilla Porter.

Direct download: HWGH032121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

It's gearhead news from the Garage Hour: stuff goin' on that you ought to know.

- Ford ships a $900,000,000 plant to Mexico after promising its workers it would be in Ohio.

- How leaving your $60,000 Wrangler in low-four while towing is a 52,000rpm mistake.

- A rich Chinese guy gets out of a crash-tantrum in New York City by waving the elitist-pity sign.

- A funny tale of how to cause billions in damage with tanks.

- New rovers on Mars (awesome) and old tricks in space (repo man's coming for your satellite!).

- A VERY upsetting tale of a small brewery in Kalifornistan beset by tiny tyrants and wrongheaded bureaucrats.

There's more exploding, too - thermometers, projects, and political attacks on your hobbies.  Fortunately, there's also Trinity Brewing's Dark Cherry Radler, Josh Homme and QOTSA, KYUSS and Vultures, plus "Season in the Abyss" and another terrible move/great soundtrack (Orbital/Kirk Hammet).

Direct download: HWGH031221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

It's gearhead news from the Garage Hour: stuff goin' on that you ought to know.

- Ford ships a $900,000,000 plant to Mexico after promising its workers it would be in Ohio.

- How leaving your $60,000 Wrangler in low-four while towing is a 52,000rpm mistake.

- A rich Chinese guy gets out of a crash-tantrum in New York City by waving the elitist-pity sign.

- A funny tale of how to cause billions in damage with tanks.

- New rovers on Mars (awesome) and old tricks in space (repo man's coming for your satellite!).

- A VERY upsetting tale of a small brewery in Kalifornistan beset by tiny tyrants and wrongheaded bureaucrats .

There's more exploding, too - thermometers, projects, and political attacks on your hobbies.  Fortunately, there's also Trinity Brewing's Dark Cherry Radler, Josh Homme and QOTSA, KYUSS and Vultures, plus "Season in the Abyss" and another terrible move/great soundtrack (Orbital/Kirk Hammet).

Direct download: HWGH031221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

Don't start drinking too beforehand.  In this selection of random consulting, the Garage Hour does sawzalls (sorry, reciProcating saws) and blowtorches, a review of butane VS MAPP, the false sense of safety caused by electronic stability nannies, soup VS goulash (w/ a two-meat chili chaser), plus real beer chasers @ Trinity Brewing like Soul Horkey, Slap Yer Mammy, Garden of the Hops, Raspberry Kolsch & Idaho 7 Pale.

Cohosts in this episode include Dr. Hibbert, fire, a foot-thick sheet of ice, the BFH (the "F" is for "friendly"), Seattle weather, sheddy sheds and Johnny Cash.

Direct download: HWGH030921mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Don't start drinking too beforehand.  In this selection of random consulting, the Garage Hour does sawzalls (sorry, reciProcating saws) and blowtorches, a review of butane VS MAPP, the false sense of safety caused by electronic stability nannies, soup VS goulash (w/ a two-meat chili chaser), plus real beer chasers at Trinity Brewing like Soul Horkey, Slap Yer Mammy, Garden of the Hops, Raspberry Kolsch & Idaho 7 Pale.

Cohosts in this episode include Dr. Hibbert, fire, a foot-thick sheet of ice, the BFH (the "F" is for "friendly"), Seattle weather, sheddy sheds and Johnny Cash.

Direct download: HWGH030921.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

The Garage Hour goons have Second Amendment news you ought'a know:

- Is gun control code for people control?

- A list of companies that use the money you pay them to attack the 2A (some you might know).

- Why leftist and marxist neurotics are desperate to thwart the 2A (because it's a threat to them).

- New reps speak out on how 2A rights are even more valuable to poor, inner city taxpayers (who needs to protect themselves more?).

- Why most restrictions on firearms rights are racist, sexist, elitist and statist (just ask the NRA).

- The state of Washington and DC both triumph over gun-grabbers (or, Tiny Jerk Laws + Loopholes & Lobbyists).

When the bureaucrats line up to give you their best Body Snatchers impression, you know you're on the right (constitutional) side.  Be a brick in the wall with the Garage Hour, with Americans like AWR Hawkins, Burgess Owens, Lauren Bobert and Herschel Walker.

Direct download: HWGH030621mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

The Garage Hour goons have Second Amendment news you ought'a know:

- Is gun control code for people control?

- A list of companies that use the money you pay them to attack the 2A (some you might know).

- Why leftist and marxist neurotics are desperate to thwart the 2A (because it's a threat to them).

- New reps speak out on how 2A rights are even more valuable to poor, inner city taxpayers (who needs to protect themselves more?).

- Why most restrictions on firearms rights are racist, sexist, elitist and statist (just ask the NRA).

- The state of Washington and DC both triumph over gun-grabbers (or, Tiny Jerk Laws + Loopholes & Lobbyists).

When the bureaucrats line up to give you their best Body Snatchers impression, you know you're on the right (constitutional) side.  Be a brick in the wall with the Garage Hour, with Americans like AWR Hawkins, Burgess Owens, Lauren Bobert and Herschel Walker.

Direct download: HWGH030621.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Jeez - this episode is all over the place.  From Led Zeppelin VS Southern Culture on the Skids to Ray's blimp-bomb over Akron, you're not going to be able to find your seat.  We couldn't even find the door.  Fortunately, there's lots of goodies: a review of pegboard (poseur alert?), the new Garden of the Gods Beer Train, some overenthusiastic geeking around on rollaways and cowboy movies, and some crazy crap about magazine drills.

There's also a crapton of good music - QOTSA, Anthrax, Helmet, Rammstein, Corrosion, Slot and the Desert Sessions.  Now go organize your toolbox.

Direct download: HWGH030321mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

Jeez - this episode is all over the place.  From Led Zeppelin VS Southern Culture on the Skids to Ray's blimp-bomb over Akron, you're not going to be able to find your seat.  We couldn't even find the door.  Fortunately, there's lots of goodies: a review of pegboard (poseur alert?), the new Garden of the Gods Beer Train, some overenthusiastic geeking around on rollaways and cowboy movies, and some crazy crap about magazine drills.

There's also a crapton of good music - QOTSA, Anthrax, Helmet, Rammstein, Corrosion, Slot and the Desert Sessions.  Now go organize your toolbox.

Direct download: HWGH030321.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Gearhead News #2: you ought'a know this.

- The gov't wants to waste more of your money on the barely solvent USPS with electric mail vans (because windmills worked out so well).

- Ford's new Broncos are falling apart because of a shortage of bolts (did management forget how to?).

- Archeologists dug a chariot out of Pompeii's pyroclastic cement (would your Camaro last that long?).

- The F-35 keeps getting its ass handed to it by 30-year old planes.

- Ford is worried that the NRA's bankrupsty will cost them 150-so cars.

- The Chinese bat plague just killed Fry's.

On top of stories about cars, trucks, beers and guns, we've got Thomas Edison, bikes and cars on Palomar, Lemmy & Limbaugh, and Trinity Brewing Company's DDH-45 on sip.

Direct download: HWGH022221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

Gearhead News #2: you ought'a know this.

- The gov't wants to waste more of your money on the barely solvent USPS with electric mail vans (because windmills worked out so well).

- Ford's new Broncos are falling apart because of a shortage of bolts (did management forget how to?).

- Archeologists dug a chariot out of Pompeii's pyroclastic cement (would your Camaro last that long?).

- The F-35 keeps getting its ass handed to it by 30-year old planes.

- Ford is worried that the NRA's bankrupsty will cost them 150-so cars.

- The Chinese bat plague just killed Fry's.

On top of stories about cars, trucks, beers and guns, we've got Thomas Edison, bikes and cars on Palomar, Lemmy & Limbaugh, and Trinity Brewing Company's DDH-45 on sip.

Direct download: HWGH022221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

Forgot we did this one...  Garage Hour goons do lots of towing, and there's some easy to-dos that'll get it done.  From truck and trailer to balls and hitches, there's tricks and technique that you might have missed (and we have already done wrong twice so you won't).

Like a good gearhead, there's more: trailer, truck and tire maintenance, good co-pilots, and why what you're hauling matters.  Gravy: Super Duty mirrors, Dennis Farina and Hunter S. Thompson, flakey trailer owners, plus why it's good to be afraid of Americans ('cause we're comin').

Direct download: HWGH020221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

Forgot we did this one...  Garage Hour goons do lots of towing, and there's some easy to-dos that'll get it done.  From truck and trailer to balls and hitches, there's tricks and technique that you might have missed (and we have already done wrong twice so you won't).

Like a good gearhead, there's more: trailer, truck and tire maintenance, good co-pilots, and why what you're hauling matters.  Gravy: Super Duty mirrors, Dennis Farina and Hunter S. Thompson, flakey trailer owners, plus why it's good to be afraid of Americans ('cause we're comin').

Direct download: HWGH020221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

Why not? The Garage Hour goons usually focus on one topic (before veering off), but tonight, it's a weekly look at gearhead news.  J.D. Power's reliability ratings (Lexus and Porsche at the top, Chrysler, Tesla, and Fix It Again Tony at the bottom), pompous nuisance Bruce Stiffstein elites his way out of a DUI, Tiger crashes into some woods.

Meanwhile, Roush Racing puts coffee mugs in the kitchen and calls itself green, ethanol makes your dinner more expensive, and F1's new prez tries to eliminate the parade-effect that's killed what little is left of interest in the series.  After that, we've got a Toyota guy from Texas who pulled out 145 stuck motorist in two days (Texans do everything big).

Direct download: HWGH022021mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

Why not? The Garage Hour goons usually focus on one topic (before veering off), but tonight, it's a weekly look at gearhead news.  J.D. Power's reliability ratings (Lexus and Porsche at the top, Chrysler, Tesla, and Fix It Again Tony at the bottom), pompous nuisance Bruce Stiffstein elites his way out of a DUI, Tiger crashes into some woods.

Meanwhile, Roush Racing puts coffee mugs in the kitchen and calls itself green, ethanol makes your dinner more expensive, and F1's new prez tries to eliminate the parade-effect that's killed what little is left of interest in the series.  After that, we've got a Toyota guy from Texas who pulled out 145 stuck motorist in two days (Texans do everything big).

Direct download: HWGH022021.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT

It was so damn cold we couldn't stay home.  The Garage Hour goons gathered at Trinity for sips of Idaho 7 Pale, Soul Horkey and Slap Yer Mammy, then tried to keep warm over topics like how batteries behave in the cold (to discharge or drain?), trickle charging, block heating, garage heating, Denver versus puffy jackets, the great "drive north" plan and surfing girlfriends.

#Becausegearhead, there was more - homemade ARs, "Firefox", mug fixin', India's affinity for US beer, and advice for newbs.  ...And thankfully (for the listeners) the cohosts were stacked deep - "Regular" Bill was joined by Santa Ana winds, tumbleweeds, topiaries and a Pinto.

Direct download: HWGH021021mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

It was so damn cold we couldn't stay home.  The Garage Hour goons gathered at Trinity for sips of Idaho 7 Pale, Soul Horkey and Slap Yer Mammy, then tried to keep warm over topics like how batteries behave in the cold (to discharge or drain?), trickle charging, block heating, garage heating, Denver versus puffy jackets, the great "drive north" plan, and surfing girlfriends.

#Becausegearhead, there was more - homemade ARs, "Firefox", mug fixin', India's affinity for US beer, and advice for newbs.  ...And thankfully (for the listeners) the cohosts were stacked deep - "Regular" Bill was joined by Santa Ana winds, tumbleweeds, topiaries and a Pinto.

Direct download: HWGH021021.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Whether you like longhorns in the backyard or hounds in the garage, the Garage Hour went down to Texas and gearhead radio happened.  We filled airtime with music - so much blues and country - and stomachs with deer sausage and "The Weatherfordian" from Edgewise Eight Brewing.  Jeeps, trailers, "Fight Club" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" also happened, then we screwed up a bunch of artists' names.

Who'd we get?  Pantera, Faith No More, Stone Foxes, Beau Weevils, Dead Weather, Chris Stapleton, Pixies, Band of Heathens, Clutch, Sabbath, Them Crooked Vultures, Jerry Reed, Primus, Robert Johnson, Charlie Daniels, Hank Jr., Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith.  There.

Direct download: HWGH020121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:15am EDT

Whether you like longhorns in the backyard or hounds in the garage, the Garage Hour went down to Texas and gearhead radio happened.  We filled airtime with music - so much blues and country - and stomachs with deer sausage and "The Weatherfordian" from Edgewise Eight Brewing.  Jeeps, trailers, "Fight Club" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" also happened, then we screwed up a bunch of artists' names.

Who'd we get?  Pantera, Faith No More, Stone Foxes, Beau Weevils, Dead Weather, Chris Stapleton, Pixies, Band of Heathens, Clutch, Sabbath, Them Crooked Vultures, Jerry Reed, Primus, Robert Johnson, Charlie Daniels, Hank Jr., Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith.  There.

Direct download: HWGH020121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Taxpayers beware. We're warning you - when ignorant bureaucrats and isolated executives start talking about how they're going to save you, it's time to revolt (hah! electric car pun...).  There are lots of reasons why electric cars are still a fart on the wind.  If you're a geek, consider a few: efficiency, power production, charging time, convenience, "0" emmisions, waste, capabilities, conditions, readiness, and parts and equipment - electrics fail across the board.  You can't plan for a trip by shooting yourself in the foot.

Remember, crony capitalism isn't bad capitalism, it's bad socialism.  GM (and other electric-car makers) want to conspire with crooked politicians to use solar panels and windmills to shove the future right up your ass, and it's worse than you think.

Direct download: HWGH021221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

Taxpayers beware. We're warning you - when ignorant bureaucrats and isolated executives start talking about how they're going to save you, it's time to revolt (hah! electric car pun...).  There are lots of reasons why electric cars are still a fart on the wind.  If you're a geek, consider a few: efficiency, power production, charging time, convenience, "0" emmisions, waste, capabilities, conditions, readiness, and parts and equipment - electrics fail across the board.  You can't plan for a trip by shooting yourself in the foot.

Remember, crony capitalism isn't bad capitalism, it's bad socialism.  GM (and other electric-car makers) want to conspire with crooked politicians to use solar panels and windmills to shove the future right up your ass, and it's worse than you think.

Direct download: HWGH021221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

More good stuff! The Garage Hour does another snowy night episode in this one, but we tromped out into the storm to Trinity Brewing for fine sips with Mr. Three-Letter Agency himself ("Regular" Bill) and FNC Spidertruck to have a beer melee (Space Force IPA, Garden of the Hops, Rasberry Kolsch, Sour Horkey, Stay Here from 2017, and Obnoxious Redhead (probably a beer)) and discuss fine shovelling (plastic versus aluminum, plus steel!).

Don't worry: there's more than just a review of US military policy in the Pacific viavis the pinko peril posed by China. As promised, we've got a little ditty on whether your all-wheel drive Subaru will save you from inclement weather, and why the Subie solution isn't saving Denver from its bursting bubble.

Direct download: HWGH012221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

More good stuff! The Garage Hour does another snowy night episode in this one, but we tromped out into the storm to Trinity Brewing for fine sips with Mr. Three-Letter Agency himself ("Regular" Bill) and FNC Spidertruck to have a beer melee (Space Force IPA, Garden of the Hops, Rasberry Kolsch, Sour Horkey, Stay Here from 2017, and Obnoxious Redhead (probably a beer)) and discuss fine shovelling (plastic versus aluminum, plus steel!).

Don't worry: there's more than just a review of US military policy in the Pacific viavis the pinko peril posed by China. As promised, we've got a little ditty on whether your all-wheel drive Subaru will save you from inclement weather, and why the Subie solution isn't saving Denver from its bursting bubble.

Direct download: HWGH012221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

When in Rome...  The Garage Hour goons got stuck between an icicle and a snowball, and a show happened.  How about the mechanics of hot-rod shovels (leading edge, baby!), bowling for rioters, upping the anty on three feet of snow with a 20-foot articulated loader, plus driving with Rhythm of Snow, Larry Hagman's chopper-chase movie and a lush kind'a lost for Thanksgiving?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Gearhead Consultancy drove a truck up OBiden's nose for the stupid all-electric car plan for the US Gov't (because you can't fix socialism).

Direct download: HWGH012121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

When in Rome...  The Garage Hour goons got stuck between an icicle and a snowball, and a show happened.  How about the mechanics of hot-rod shovels (leading edge, baby!), bowling for rioters, upping the anty on three feet of snow with a 20-foot articulated loader, plus driving with Rhythm of Snow, Larry Hagman's chopper-chase movie and a lush kind'a lost for Thanksgiving?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Gearhead Consultancy drove a truck up OBiden's nose for the stupid all-electric car plan for the US Gov't (because you can't fix socialism).

Direct download: HWGH012121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Because gearheads care (here to help!): we've got some logic on why buying products from countries that don't respect intellectul property or design integrity (ahem, China's a nice example) can lead to more than a crappy iPhone charge cord (ie: real risk to you).  We're the Garage Hour, so our logic pivots from performance parts - when you need to depend on hard parts, what happens if they're soft?

It's in there: the adventure of shopping for made-better, #getChinesegobroke, buycotting, fake quality, counterfeit branding, fradulent controls, intentional defect, disregard for life, and respecting the goods that have earned their reputation (knockoff handbag, anyone?).

Direct download: HWGH011221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT

Because gearheads care (here to help!): we've got some logic on why buying products from countries that don't respect intellectul property or design integrity (ahem, China's a nice example) can lead to more than a crappy iPhone charge cord (ie: real risk to you).  We're the Garage Hour, so our logic pivots from performance parts - when you need to depend on hard parts, what happens if they're soft?

It's in there: the adventure of shopping for made-better, #getChinesegobroke, buycotting, fake quality, counterfeit branding, fradulent controls, intentional defect, disregard for life, and respecting the goods that have earned their reputation (knockoff handbag, anyone?).

Direct download: HWGH011221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

You may think you drive well (be honest), but do you brake properly?  So many brake problems - the Garage Hour has your answers (plus more questions):  Heel or toe?  Slotted or drilled?  OE or aftermarket?  Repair or modify?  Good design or good practice?  There's also bits from Baer, Brembo, Stop-Tech and Stillen...

The gearhead goons have that, plus engineer-approved technique for protecting your brakes, stories from testing, and a little sideshow about taking care (bribery) of the grease monkeys who take care of you.

Direct download: HWGH011021mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

You may think you drive well (be honest), but do you brake properly?  So many brake problems - the Garage Hour has your answers (plus more questions):  Heel or toe?  Slotted or drilled?  OE or aftermarket?  Repair or modify?  Good design or good practice?  There's also bits from Baer, Brembo, Stop-Tech and Stillen...

The gearhead goons have that, plus engineer-approved technique for protecting your brakes, stories from testing, and a little sideshow about taking care (bribery) of the grease monkeys who take care of you.

Direct download: HWGH011021.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

Candy-coated Garage Hour right here, starring Green Tip and Pepe/Frank/Derailment Monster at Freedom:30 - everything from old 870s to new bolt-carrier groups, including what coatings are the best and what parts can break (there's a good piece on this at ConcealedPatrior).  ...Plus tons of good details on cerakoting from the pros.

It's the dynamite insights on applying Cerakote that put the weight in this episode - prep, bake, temps and types, abrasion and lasangakote - it's in there.  Also in there is the growing problem of voting green-tip fraud, plus parts from Strike Industries and Geissele.

Direct download: HWGH010221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Candy-coated Garage Hour right here, starring Green Tip and Pepe/Frank/Derailment Monster at Freedom:30 - everything from old 870s to new bolt-carrier groups, including what coatings are the best and what parts can break (there's a good piece on this at ConcealedPatrior).  ...Plus tons of good details on cerakoting from the pros.

It's the dynamite insights on applying Cerakote that put the weight in this episode - prep, bake, temps and types, abrasion and lasangakote - it's in there.  Also in there is the growing problem of voting green-tip fraud, plus parts from Strike Industries and Geissele.

Direct download: HWGH010221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

"Is something wrong, or are you a Jeeper?"  It's to the credit of the Garage Hour's fistfulls of gravity that we can sit down in a garage cold enough to hang meat with two rookie cohosts and still crush the episode... The Gearhead Consultancy gathered up Johnny the Brother and Eric the Jeeper to take an NOE run at engine swaps (and the explosions that create them), why Toyotas don't, Vise-Grips for fun and brake lines, plus binging on Golden Eye and Liquid Wrench

.

Additional stars of this show include grandpa's garage, canals, Jeep parts, Umberto's TV and the sandwich couch.

Direct download: HWGH122820mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

"Is something wrong, or are you a Jeeper?"  It's to the credit of the Garage Hour's fistfulls of gravity that we can sit down in a garage cold enough to hang meat with two rookie cohosts and still crush the episode... The Gearhead Consultancy gathered up Johnny the Brother and Eric the Jeeper to take an NOE run at engine swaps (and the explosions that create them), why Toyotas don't, Vise-Grips for fun and brakes, plus binging on Golden Eye and Liquid Wrench

.

Additional stars of this show include grandpa's garage, canals, Jeep parts, Umberto's TV and the sandwich couch.

Direct download: HWGH122820.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort uncorks a killer road-trip examination of other drivers and what's wrong with them from the cab of his Powerstroked Super Duty.  100% note-free and completely unhinged, this episode is a genius pile of observations about better road trips, manipulating other drivers, mileage versus miles-per-hour, plus learning from the freeway.

This episode of the Garage Hour is joined by excellent random cohosts, including a 7.3 diesel Supe and a psychic iPod, Passat Guy, Lexus Guy, Accord Guy, Duramax Guy, the Iowa State troopers and a hillside cemetary.

Direct download: HWGH122120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort uncorks a killer road-trip examination of other drivers and what's wrong with them from the cab of his Powerstroked Super Duty.  100% note-free and completely unhinged, this episode is a genius pile of observations about better road trips, manipulating other drivers, mileage versus miles-per-hour, plus learning from the freeway.

This episode of the Garage Hour is joined by excellent random cohosts, including a 7.3 diesel Supe and a psychic iPod, Passat Guy, Lexus Guy, Accord Guy, Duramax Guy, the Iowa State troopers and a hillside cemetary.

Direct download: HWGH122120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

Why yes, we digress.  It's in there (this time - we promise) with everything from a murderous feline to tow truck technique, plus seasons in Chicago, the 2020 Egg Nog GP, and Ken Andrews of the band Failure.  While we're at it, there's actually a topic, too - detailing in the off-season because you care about how you look during the on-season.

Winter is mean. Keep your rig clean even it it's not pretty, because little dings get big when you neglect them.  Torn mats, harbored moisture, cracked clearcoats, destroyed fabrics - winter can make them all worse.  You're a gearhead - do it right.

Direct download: HWGH121220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Why yes, we digress.  It's in there (this time - we promise) with everything from a murderous feline to tow truck technique, plus seasons in Chicago, the 2020 Egg Nog GP, and Ken Andrews of the band Failure.  While we're at it, there's actually a topic, too - detailing in the off-season because you care about how you look during the on-season.

Winter is mean. Keep your rig clean even it it's not pretty, because little dings get big when you neglect them.  Torn mats, harbored moisture, cracked clearcoats, destroyed fabrics - winter can make them all worse.  You're a gearhead - do it right.

Direct download: HWGH121220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

Don't ruin the giving season with gift cards and missed targets.  You can pimp your geek-power by thinking up ideal presents for all the aspiring gearheads on your list (and elevate your satisfaction in the process).

The Garage Hour goons lay out automotive tools you didn't know about, used tools needing using too, shopping at pawn shops, and tools that fill a need.  There's more, too: consumable gifts (drinkable, shootable or chemical), buying in bulk (don't be a cheap screw), plus parts for guns, cars and houses, as well as books (= timeless technique).

Direct download: HWGH120220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Don't ruin the giving season with gift cards and missed targets.  You can pimp your geek-power by thinking up ideal presents for all the aspiring gearheads on your list (and elevate your satisfaction in the process).

The Garage Hour goons lay out automotive tools you didn't know about, used tools needing using too, shopping at pawn shops, and tools that fill a need.  There's more, too: consumable gifts (drinkable, shootable or chemical), buying in bulk (don't be a cheap screw), plus parts for guns, cars and houses, as well as books (= timeless technique).

Direct download: HWGH120220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Scratch that itch - what's that line from Dirty Harry?  "I gots to know!" The Gearhead Consultancy is fueled by the geek brain, always connecting the dots, pulling the threads, and more often than not, poking da' bears.  We got a truckload of itches scratched and laid out some questions about why the mask fear-pressure freakout ain't making sense at a nuts-and-bolts level.

Don't box yourself in with conventional logic, because it's usually wrong.  This is an experimental intellegental - spitballing the whosits and debating the whatnots about the Chinese bat plague.

Direct download: HWGH120120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

Scratch that itch - what's that line from Dirty Harry?  "I gots to know!" The Gearhead Consultancy is fueled by the geek brain, always connecting the dots, pulling the threads, and more often than not, poking da' bears.  We got a truckload of itches scratched and laid out some questions about why the mask fear-pressure freakout ain't making sense at a nuts-and-bolts level.

Don't box yourself in with conventional logic, because it's usually wrong.  This is an experimental intellegental - spitballing the whosits and debating the whatnots about the Chinese bat plague.

Direct download: HWGH120120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

If you don't take care of small repairs, they'll rot into big ones - it can be said about a million things, including ex-girlfriends and garbage disposals, but in this case, it's the easy stuff like brake pads, fuel filters, timing belts, tires, batteries and 100 other silly fixes that will bite you in the shiny metal ass if you don't deal with them pronto.  So: don't be THAT guy, because SMBF.

Joined on the episode by Tyrannosaurus Desk and Fancy Pen, Hostus Maximus delves deeply into this used-car spinoff topic, rummaging through the geek-food that comes from connecting the technical dots, one little fix at a time.

Direct download: HWGH112120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

If you don't take care of small repairs, they'll rot into big ones - it can be said about a million things, including ex-girlfriends and garbage disposals, but in this case, it's the easy stuff like brake pads, fuel filters, timing belts, tires, batteries and 100 other silly fixes that will bite you in the shiny metal ass if you don't deal with them pronto.  So: don't be THAT guy, because SMBF.

Joined on the episode by Tyrannosaurus Desk and Fancy Pen, Hostus Maximus delves deeply into this used-car spinoff topic, rummaging through the geek-food that comes from connecting the technical dots, one little fix at a time.

Direct download: HWGH112120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

Wow.  This is why we don't drink BEFORE the show - no script, bottle openers and too many secrets.  ...Somehow a fun episode happened - rare form, this one.  On-air sauce includes copious dude food, vintage rock, sunken ships and submarines, Dodge VS Ford, U.P.'s turbine locomotives and towing houses.

It doesn't stop there - introducing Mr. Three-Letter Agency himself, "Regular" Bill, as well as Silent Lauren and Tyrannosaurus Desk, plus standardbearers Wrath of God, DDH45 and 11th-Anniversary nectar from Trinity Brewing.

Direct download: HWGH111220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

Wow.  This is why we don't drink BEFORE the show - no script, bottle openers and too many secrets.  ...Somehow a fun episode happened - rare form, this one.  On-air sauce includes copious dude food, vintage rock, sunken ships and submarines, Dodge VS Ford, U.P.'s turbine locomotives and towing houses.

It doesn't stop there - introducing Mr. Three-Letter Agency himself, "Regular" Bill, as well as Silent Lauren and Tyrannosaurus Desk, plus standardbearers Wrath of God, DDH45 and 11th-Anniversary nectar from Trinity Brewing.

Direct download: HWGH111220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

Why ruin each day with two piece of shed drives from noisy kids to crappy boss and back - enjoy your commute instead.  The Garage Hour goons have been molesting traffic since watching "Bullitt" in high school, and you can too.  This episode has ideas on what to leave behind when you back out of the driveway, how to make every on-ramp an exercise of talent, and how to best time a close-fender fly-by of your boss's new Jag on the 15 South.

While we're at it, this episode's got other goodies to keep you from being traffucked - opportunities to build skillset, tricks for making the multi-lane superslab slice-and-dice a pleasurable endeavor, and how to keep traffic carma in your pocket.

Direct download: HWGH111020mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:39am EDT

Why ruin each day with two piece-of-shed drives from noisy kids to crappy boss and back - enjoy your commute instead.  The Garage Hour goons have been molesting traffic since watching "Bullitt" in high school, and you can too.  This episode has ideas on what to leave behind when you back out of the driveway, how to make every on-ramp an exercise of talent, and how to best time a close-fender fly-by of your boss's new Jag on the 15 South.

While we're at it, this episode's got other goodies to keep you from being traffucked - opportunities to build skillset, tricks for making the multi-lane superslab slice-and-dice a pleasurable endeavor, and how to keep traffic carma in your pocket.

Direct download: HWGH111020.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

The Gearhead Consultancy would like to assist you in your efforts to find a good used car. More importantly, we're geeks and we're here to help, specifically help you make hay with a $500 pony. This isn't rocket-surgery, kids, it's a few rules like working from the cheapest to most expensive parts, knowing the platform's faults, and knowing when to fix and when to live with it.

We'll walk you through a litany of easy fixes that looked like disasters (electrical gremlins - the dreaded power suck, bad brake lights, stupid switches and vaporized valve-cover gaskets). Things you can do yourself: ask a geek, lurk the forums (full of geeks), learn the "knowns" (become a geek).

Direct download: HWGH110220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

The Gearhead Consultancy would like to assist you in your efforts to find a good used car. More importantly, we're geeks and we're here to help, specifically help you make hay with a $500 pony. This isn't rocket-surgery, kids, it's a few rules like working from the cheapest to most expensive parts, knowing the platform's faults, and knowing when to fix and when to live with it.

We'll walk you through a litany of easy fixes that looked like disasters (electrical gremlins - the dreaded power suck, bad brake lights, stupid switches and vaporized valve-cover gaskets). Things you can do yourself: ask a geek, lurk the forums (full of geeks), learn the "knowns" (become a geek).

Direct download: HWGH110220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

It's here - beer radio with the Garage Hour goons.  What beers?  Hazy Doodle, Hype Forager, Pliny the Elder, TPS Report, Pale Pumpkin & Dark Tourist, and beer for space (cadets).  What breweries?  Pizza Port, Russian River, Metric & Red Leg, and obviously, Trinity.

There's so much more, we're just going to pile it right here: Infinite hops, beers to (plus for and from) India, mystery water, timely harvests, sizely barrels, available bottles, home-brew go-tos, (not very) automated canning lines, receycled brewery parts, San Diego beach communities (tame!) and because #geekshelp.

Direct download: HWGH102820mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

It's here - beer radio with the Garage Hour goons.  What beers?  Hazy Doodle, Hype Forager, Pliny the Elder, TPS Report, Pale Pumpkin & Dark Tourist, and beer for space (cadets).  What breweries?  Pizza Port, Russian River, Metric & Red Leg, and obviously, Trinity.

There's so much more, we're just going to pile it right here: Infinite hops, beers to (plus for and from) India, mystery water, timely harvests, sizely barrels, available bottles, home-brew go-tos, (not very) automated canning lines, receycled brewery parts, San Diego beach communities (tame!) and because #geekshelp.

Direct download: HWGH102820.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Too much good stuff.  The Garage Hour goons got together for an hour of cars, trucks, beers and guns at F:30 in Colorado, and good talk happened all over the place.  Joined by Distraction Monster, the F.N.B., Mr. Chungus, Butters, Arson, the Russian, with a late appearance by Green Tip and some wild asses, Hostus Maximus tries to get a rope around this episode and almost pulls it off.

Good stuff may include:  silencers, Blackwater shotguns (the AR-style Century 12), Trinity's "Stay Here" stout (three years on-tap), "Typhoon of Steel" (read it), riot balls or pepper balls, and the advent of speciological appropriation!  #becausegearhead

Direct download: HWGH102120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

Too much good stuff.  The Garage Hour goons got together for an hour of cars, trucks, beers and guns at F:30 in Colorado, and good talk happened all over the place.  Joined by Distraction Monster, the F.N.B., Mr. Chungus, Butters, Arson, the Russian, with a late appearance by Green Tip and some wild asses, Hostus Maximus tries to get a rope around this episode and almost pulls it off.

Good stuff may include:  silencers, Blackwater shotguns (the AR-style Century 12), Trinity's "Stay Here" stout (three years on-tap), "Typhoon of Steel" (read it), riot balls or pepper balls, and the advent of speciological appropriation!  #becausegearhead

Direct download: HWGH102120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

The much-requested followup to our September used-car what-the-Hell episode - it's Used Cars 101. Sadly, the Gearhead Consultancy needed about eight hours to cover all the bases on what to look for when buying something used for yourself, but there was time to hit the high points. Long story Fort, anchor your eyeballs in common sense and don't be a fool (plus some things like what to care about and questions to ask).

Have no fear - specificity IS here. We run down a checkoff list of areas to eyebang, like body, suspension, state-of-wear, overall condition, starting and running, plus traps and tricks set by flippers. Justin case, bring a geek.

Direct download: HWGH101220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

The much-requested followup to our September used-car what-the-Hell episode - it's Used Cars 101. Sadly, the Gearhead Consultancy needed about eight hours to cover all the bases on what to look for when buying something used for yourself, but there was time to hit the high points. Long story Fort, anchor your eyeballs in common sense and don't be a fool (plus some things like what to care about and questions to ask).

Have no fear - specificity IS here. We run down a checkoff list of areas to eyebang, like body, suspension, state-of-wear, overall condition, starting and running, plus traps and tricks set by flippers. Justin case, bring a geek.

Direct download: HWGH101220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

There is no Zuul, only Dana (50 and 60). The Garage Hour goons dove into a Dana 50 steer-axle on an F-250 and it was easy (never done it before). Career guys might laugh, but there's plenty of geeks with tool-skill who might be skeered to take one apart.  Don't be - and the Gearhead Consultancy is here to help.

From parts sources like West Coast Diffs and AutoZone, Ventures Truck Parts and Denny's, to the comfort you can get by picking up the phone (geeks unite!), the Dana 50 is easy, and any geek will do (it).

Direct download: HWGH101020mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

There is no Zuul, only Dana (50 and 60). The Garage Hour goons dove into a Dana 50 steer-axle on an F-250 and it was easy (never done it before). Career guys might laugh, but there's plenty of geeks with tool-skill who might be skeered to take one apart.  Don't be - and the Gearhead Consultancy is here to help.

From parts sources like West Coast Diffs and AutoZone, Ventures Truck Parts and Denny's, to the comfort you can get by picking up the phone (geeks unite!), the Dana 50 is easy, and any geek will do (it).

Direct download: HWGH101020.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

We're here:  It's Colorado time.  Garage Hour goons finally found a free hour (with all the minutes next to each other) to chat beer at Trinity, and it's siptastic.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort even pinned down Matt Dettmann, the new captain of this beermaking cornerstone, and then it was trube this and yeast that, with Trinity's XToberfest, Wrath of God, Dark Passenger, and guest appearances by Inda Kunindra (YOU spell it), Quadrangle and The Compressor.

Because the Gearhead Consultancy is always looking out for you (and what you did wrong), there's also getting beer to India (not just for IPAs) and asking pro brewers and other geeks for help. Called it.

Direct download: HWGH100220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

We're here:  It's Colorado time.  Garage Hour goons finally found a free hour (with all the minutes next to each other) to chat beer at Trinity, and it's siptastic.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort even pinned down Matt Dettmann, the new captain of this beermaking cornerstone, and then it was trube this and yeast that, with Trinity's XToberfest, Wrath of God, Dark Passenger, and guest appearances by Inda Kunindra (YOU spell it), Quadrangle and The Compressor.

Because the Gearhead Consultancy is always looking out for you (and what you did wrong), there's also getting beer to India (not just for IPAs) and asking pro brewers and other geeks for help. Called it.

Direct download: HWGH100220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT