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

Gearheads love freedom - freedom to roam, freedom to experiment, freedom to build a Porsche or Chevy or Toyota or Yugo, freedom to blow up pricey parts and then buy more and blow them up too.  The Gearhead Consultancy got together at Freedom:30 Arms to figure out what to set loose - explosively or otherwise - on THIS Fourth of July.

How about some recreational shooting?  Family guns?  Camping in the woods (versus glamping and tramping)?  American flags (and where to put 'em)?  What about your freedom to vacation somewhere and stay there?  ...And introducing Silent Sean.

Episode pic courtesy of Warren Brown.

Direct download: HWGH070420mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Gearheads love freedom - freedom to roam, freedom to experiment, freedom to build a Porsche or Chevy or Toyota or Yugo, freedom to blow up pricey parts and then buy more and blow them up too.  The Gearhead Consultancy got together at Freedom:30 Arms to figure out what to set loose - explosively or otherwise - on THIS Fourth of July.

How about some recreational shooting?  Family guns?  Camping in the woods (versus glamping and tramping)?  American flags (and where to put 'em)?  What about your freedom to vacation somewhere and stay there?  ...And introducing Silent Sean.

Episode pic courtesy of Warren Brown.

Direct download: HWGH070420.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

'Tis the season for more 'froading, but too many rock and bonkers tend to ignore a key bit of maintenance: cleaning.  It's not just ball bearings anymore, and the dirt you don't deal with can destroy your truck as much as you will.  Fortunately, the Garage Hour can help you get over the hump on "why" truck detailing matters.

From the experts, we've got answers on the important elements:  What soap?  Which water?  Two buckets?  Yellowed headlights?  How to wax?  Polish for powdercoating?  Tire juice but not snot?  What's a dirt sponge?  Can you protect grease?  What about the rubber?

Direct download: HWGH062220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT

'Tis the season for more 'froading, but too many rock and bonkers tend to ignore a key bit of maintenance: cleaning.  It's not just ball bearings anymore, and the dirt you don't deal with can destroy your truck as much as you will.  Fortunately, the Garage Hour can help you get over the hump on "why" truck detailing matters.

From the experts, we've got answers on the important elements:  What soap?  Which water?  Two buckets?  Yellowed headlights?  How to wax?  Polish for powdercoating?  Tire juice but not snot?  What's a dirt sponge?  Can you protect grease?  What about the rubber?

Direct download: HWGH062220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

"Like a good neighbor, stay over there!"

The Garage Hour goons have been helping friends and neighborlings make their home more secure (#becausegearhead!), and for many (really many) neighborites, that means finally figuring how to turn all those AR parts they bought into a happy, healthy bouncing baby rifle.

We'll get you set up with some good ideas on tools you'll need and tools you'll have, greases and oils, benches and devices, plus the need for a knowledgeable friend (geek!) and a good book for all the steps and some of the tricks. The Garage Hour's got you covered.

 

Direct download: HWGH061420mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

"Like a good neighbor, stay over there!"

The Garage Hour goons have been helping friends and neighborlings make their home more secure (#becausegearhead!), and for many (really many) neighborites, that means finally figuring how to turn all those AR parts they bought into a happy, healthy bouncing baby rifle.

We'll get you set up with some good ideas on tools you'll need and tools you'll have, greases and oils, benches and devices, plus the need for a knowledgeable friend (geek!) and a good book for all the steps and some of the tricks. The Garage Hour's got you covered.

Direct download: HWGH061420.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

This is the only time the Garage Hour will tell you to think defensively - eat it up. Whether you're a 2A guy (or gal!) - or the merits of the Second Amendment are just now making sense to you - preparing to defend your family, your freedoms and your property with deadly force is a little more complicated than buying a gun. The Gearhead Consultancy knows how.What's in there? Capability VS Capacity VS Manageability. Is your home secure? Are you willing to practice and train? Are your family members ready? Are you able to be honest with yourself about risks, threats, consequences and what lines you're ready to cross?

Direct download: HWGH060220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

This is the only time the Garage Hour will tell you to think defensively - eat it up. Whether you're a 2A guy (or gal!) - or the merits of the Second Amendment are just now making sense to you - preparing to defend your family, your freedoms and your property with deadly force is a little more complicated than buying a gun. The Gearhead Consultancy knows how.What's in there? Capability VS Capacity VS Manageability. Is your home secure? Are you willing to practice and train? Are your family members ready? Are you able to be honest with yourself about risks, threats, consequences and what lines you're ready to cross?

Direct download: HWGH060220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

You don't hit the junkyard to look at stuff, it's about parts. Oh, wait, you totally go to geek out on cool bits you don't need, then rush to get everything you came for after wasting an hour fiddling with a set of pulleys that don't fit anything you own. The Garage Hour goons are here to help: a list of tools you need to succeed at the bone yard.

Don't worry, it's easy - not what you should get, but what you should bring. There's also a great layer of rock and/or roll, with Primus (Lee Van Cleef!), Dire Straits, Tom Waits, Living Colour, Snail, Sword, Faith No More, Piece Machine, Megadeth, Volbeat, 16-Volt, Perfect Circle and Man Or Astro-man.

Direct download: HWGH053020mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

You don't hit the junkyard to look at stuff, it's about parts. Oh, wait, you totally go to geek out on cool bits you don't need, then rush to get everything you came for after wasting an hour fiddling with a set of pulleys that don't fit anything you own. The Garage Hour goons are here to help: a list of tools you need to succeed at the bone yard.

Don't worry, it's easy - not what you should get, but what you should bring. There's also a great layer of rock and/or roll, with Primus (Lee Van Cleef!), Dire Straits, Tom Waits, Living Colour, Snail, Sword, Faith No More, Piece Machine, Megadeth, Volbeat, 16-Volt, Perfect Circle and Man Or Astro-man.

Direct download: HWGH053020.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Make Sunday funday a run to remember, or country road playtime will wind up being something to regret. The Garage Hour goons are pros at a few things, and a little gearhead gusto on the two-lane blacktop is one of them - the curvier the better. We'll get you a few of the basics in this episode, including obvious stuff like knowing your tires, and weird bits you might've missed (straightening the curve and looking past traffic included).

When you're done eyeballing the brake juice and kvetching about the cost of another set of stickies, let's think a few other thoughts about going fast for fun: Who's giving you advice? Who are you running with? Can you ensure your car can take a beating and are you prepared to give it?

Direct download: HWGH051520mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

Make Sunday funday a run to remember, or country road playtime will wind up being something to regret. The Garage Hour goons are pros at a few things, and a little gearhead gusto on the two-lane blacktop is one of them - the curvier the better. We'll get you a few of the basics in this episode, including obvious stuff like knowing your tires, and weird bits you might've missed (straightening the curve and looking past traffic included).

When you're done eyeballing the brake juice and kvetching about the cost of another set of stickies, let's think a few other thoughts about going fast for fun: Who's giving you advice? Who are you running with? Can you ensure your car can take a beating and are you prepared to give it?

Direct download: HWGH051520.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:34am EDT

Arm yourself with some facts for the next time you walk into a word-fight about AR-platform rifles. The Gearhead Consultancy got together with shooters and military men at Freedom:30 Arms for a walk-through of the basic bits of knowledge necessary for knowin' the AR-15 a little bit better.

Where to start? What kind of twist is right for you? How about barrel length? How about shined up GI triggers compared with fancy Geissele single-stagers? What kind of hand-guard do you like (and why?) ... And the best side topic ever: did you know LEGO Man's head is a .40 bullet?

Direct download: HWGH050320mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

Arm yourself with some facts for the next time you walk into a word-fight about AR-platform rifles. The Gearhead Consultancy got together with shooters and military men at Freedom:30 Arms for a walk-through of the basic bits of knowledge necessary for knowin' the AR-15 a little bit better.

Where to start? What kind of twist is right for you? How about barrel length? How about shined up GI triggers compared with fancy Geissele single-stagers? What kind of hand-guard do you like (and why?) ... And the best side topic ever: did you know LEGO Man's head is a .40 bullet?

Direct download: HWGH050320.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Don't let the Chinese bat plague get you down - with all this spare time to watch crap governors hold your paycheck ransom, there's time to finish what you started. Whether it's yours, your kids', in the kitchen, out in the garadtch, built from scratch or just because, the Garage Hour goons demand you proceed.

If not now, when?  We're building rifles, polishing combat boots, nailing bird feeders, disassembling suspension assemblies, taking apart phones and putting meals together.  Nike can shove it - it's time YOU just do it.

Direct download: HWGH042420mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

Don't let the Chinese bat plague get you down - with all this spare time to watch crap governors hold your paycheck ransom, there's time to finish what you started. Whether it's yours, your kids', in the kitchen, out in the garadtch, built from scratch or just because, the Garage Hour goons demand you proceed.

If not now, when?  We're building rifles, polishing combat boots, nailing bird feeders, disassembling suspension assemblies, taking apart phones and putting meals together.  Nike can shove it - it's time YOU just do it.

Direct download: HWGH042420.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

All the cool stuff that's sitting right there that fell off somebody's truck that they'd really like back but they forgot it fell off so now it's yours!  The Garage Hour goons gather up for another #FoundOnRoadAwesome compendium in the 2A-Sanctuary city of Woodland Park with the Top Men at Freedom:30 Arms.

This drive-by episode with the super-shooters at Freedom:30 isn't just tools and barbecues, however - we've got a look at "Road Warrior", more movie rules, .300 Blackout VS .300 Win-Mag VS 7.62x.39 VS .308 VS green tips (just the tip), and jerkbot tourist elk poachers too.

Direct download: HWGH041620mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

All the cool stuff that's sitting right there that fell off somebody's truck that they'd really like back but they forgot it fell off so now it's yours!  The Garage Hour goons gather up for another #FoundOnRoadAwesome compendium in the 2A-Sanctuary city of Woodland Park with the Top Men at Freedom:30 Arms.

This drive-by episode with the super-shooters at Freedom:30 isn't just tools and barbecues, however - we've got a look at "Road Warrior", more movie rules, .300 Blackout VS .300 Win-Mag VS 7.62x.39 VS .308 VS green tips (just the tip), and jerkbot tourist elk poachers too.

Direct download: HWGH041620.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

Dynamite gearhead randomsauce right here: you can't get this kind of military-grade digression without a warrant (or a prescription). The gearhead goons cornered the guys from Freedom:30 Arms for another Colorado special, with everything from oil-drunk Subarus (and their supplement-stoned owners) to why home break-ins are so rare in Teller County.

When the smoke clears, there's even more: tourniquets, beer, the theory of "firearms-appreciation distributionism", crawling the Collegiates and sticking up Taco Bells. #becausegearhead!

Direct download: HWGH032020mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

Dynamite gearhead randomsauce right here: you can't get this kind of military-grade digression without a warrant (or a prescription). The gearhead goons cornered the guys from Freedom:30 Arms for another Colorado special, with everything from oil-drunk Subarus (and their supplement-stoned owners) to why home break-ins are so rare in Teller County.

When the smoke clears, there's even more: tourniquets, beer, the theory of "firearms-appreciation distributionism", crawling the Collegiates and sticking up Taco Bells. #becausegearhead!

Direct download: HWGH032020.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

Reach into the Wayback Machine for a Garage Hour Reload - this is the big-AM gearhead randomsauce we're known for.  From ten years ago, the Gearhead Consultancy crammed the studio with dogs, doctors, drivers and Dirty Dave for F1, bad behavior on YouBoob, burning rivers in Ohio and everything between.

It wouldn't be gearhead radio without beating up on Priuses and the Pridiots who still think they're the solution to all of life's problems - they're just an answer to why you hate your commute.  Also, they're a rolling Superfund site, and we know why.

Direct download: HWGH031310mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Reach into the Wayback Machine for a Garage Hour Reload - this is the big-AM gearhead randomsauce we're known for.  From ten years ago, the Gearhead Consultancy crammed the studio with dogs, doctors, drivers and Dirty Dave for F1, bad behavior on YouBoob, burning rivers in Ohio and everything between.

It wouldn't be gearhead radio without beating up on Priuses and the Pridiots who still think they're the solution to all of life's problems - they're just an answer to why you hate your commute.  Also, they're a rolling Superfund site, and we know why.

Direct download: HWGH031310.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Once again, life proves that a little preparation goes a long way (to making prepping look like a good idea). The Garage Hour did a recon of why you're already in good shape because you're a gearhead, and you're ready (four out of five geeks agree).

So kick back, stretch your sack, and join us in a little bit of good-natured back-patting - you're already on it. Double-check your stock, ignore panicky media reports (and do your own math), clean a few guns, finish a few projects, pet your kids, gargle some vodka, and look out for idiots.

 

Direct download: HWGH031020mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

Once again, life proves that a little preparation goes a long way (to making prepping look like a good idea). The Garage Hour did a recon of why you're already in good shape because you're a gearhead, and you're ready (four out of five geeks agree).

So kick back, stretch your sack, and join us in a little bit of good-natured back-patting - you're already on it. Double-check your stock, ignore panicky media reports (and do your own math), clean a few guns, finish a few projects, pet your kids, gargle some vodka, and look out for idiots.

Direct download: HWGH031020.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

#Becauseworkbench: you know you need it, and preferably with all the function necessary for your gearhead existence, whether that means building engines, guns or laptops.  The Gearhead Consultancy does a teardown on the breakdown of the working surface you need to turn your projects into your successes.

There's also the standard gearhead excellence - beer tasting from Oskar Blues (G'Knight Imperial Red IPA), reasons not to open a used fuel filter in a closed office, and dinner with "the Keith Richards of the Tire Industry".

Direct download: HWGH030120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

#Becauseworkbench: you know you need it, and preferably with all the function necessary for your gearhead existence, whether that means building engines, guns or laptops.  The Gearhead Consultancy does a teardown on the breakdown of the working surface you need to turn your projects into your successes.

There's also the standard gearhead excellence - beer tasting from Oskar Blues (G'Knight Imperial Red IPA), reasons not to open a used fuel filter in a closed office, and dinner with "the Keith Richards of the Tire Industry".

Direct download: HWGH030120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

It's good to get lost in nice places. The Garage Hour made new friends at Freedom Arms in Woodland Park, CO on our most recent breakfast run (this truck ain't going to wheel itself), and gearhead talk radio happened. Whatever would we talk about when we're in a Second Amendment Sanctuary city in a Second Amendment Sanctuary county?

Between due process and the statist witch trials that misguided officials in Denver would push on lawful citizens, plus the negative impact of unconstitutional gun bans and the red-flag laws that represent them, we take it all apart.

Direct download: HWGH021520mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

It's good to get lost in nice places. The Garage Hour made new friends at Freedom Arms in Woodland Park, CO on our most recent breakfast run (this truck ain't going to wheel itself), and gearhead talk radio happened.  Whatever would we talk about when we're in a Second Amendment Sanctuary city in a Second Amendment Sanctuary county?

Between due process and the statist witch trials that misguided officials in Denver would push on lawful citizens, plus the negative impact of unconstitutional gun bans and the red-flag laws that represent them, we take it all apart.

Direct download: HWGH021520.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

Garage Hour Reload: the gang's all here, pillaging your village with everything from feedback dynos, DSM and EVO-guy fails, how to explode your whale, the Japanese Overgrowth Syndrome, and every sad failing of Priuses and Children of the Prius we can dig up.

Additional goodness from the Garage Hour goons includes bands like Contagion, traffic like New York City, disdain like Porsche owners, barfing on Black Mountain, why driving skill helps mileage, and what the Hell a haversack is. Why not? It's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH032010mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Garage Hour Reload: the gang's all here, pillaging your village with everything from feedback dynos, DSM and EVO-guy fails, how to explode your whale, the Japanese Overgrowth Syndrome, and every sad failing of Priuses and Children of the Prius we can dig up.

Additional goodness from the Garage Hour goons includes bands like Contagion, traffic like New York City, disdain like Porsche owners, barfing on Black Mountain, why driving skill helps mileage, and what the Hell a haversack is. Why not?  It's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH032010.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

Geeks like to share - well, it's time to share the regard for the Second Amendment felt by our fellow geeks - builders, shooters, trap and skeet folks, hunters, gunsmiths, home-defenders, law and orderers, and the men and women in America's military.  Because of the attacks on our god-given freedoms (as enshrined in the constitution) by the bureaucrats and statists temporarily in office, we all need to stand up for our freedoms, and learning where things stand is a good place to start.

The Garage Hour is here to help: we've got updates on the weird state of VA, how West Virginia is ready to save Virginians, the failures of Gov. "Blackface" Northam and his ilk, other states' examples of where this is going, and how to save your state from this state.

Direct download: HWGH012120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Geeks like to share - well, it's time to share the regard for the Second Amendment felt by our fellow geeks - builders, shooters, trap and skeet folks, hunters, gunsmiths, home-defenders, law and orderers, and the men and women in America's military.  Because of the attacks on our god-given freedoms (as enshrined in the constitution) by the bureaucrats and statists temporarily in office, we all need to stand up for our freedoms, and learning where things stand is a good place to start.

The Garage Hour is here to help: we've got updates on the weird state of VA, how West Virginia is ready to save Virginians, the failures of Gov. "Blackface" Northam and his ilk, other states' examples of where this is going, and how to save your state from this state.

Direct download: HWGH012120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

The Diesel Ayatollah & Dustin v2 went to town with an engine swap for the trail-happy 4Runner, so we put together an episode all about engine swaps. It's got everything from factory-built specials and tales from the Death Star, to the weird sh!t that is birthed in every gearhead's brain - we hit it all. Well, not even close, but we wanted to.

There's also blown Super Duty bolts, lots of rock, grunge, industrial and electronica, tales from Ministry shows with Chef Jeff, and the broken icon that was Hunter S. Thompson. #Becausegearhead.

Direct download: HWGH011220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

The Diesel Ayatollah & Dustin v2 went to town with an engine swap for the trail-happy 4Runner, so we put together an episode all about engine swaps. It's got everything from factory-built specials and tales from the Death Star, to the weird sh!t that is birthed in every gearhead's brain - we hit it all. Well, not even close, but we wanted to.

There's also blown Super Duty bolts, lots of rock, grunge, industrial and electronica, tales from Ministry shows with Chef Jeff, and the broken icon that was Hunter S. Thompson. #Becausegearhead.

Direct download: HWGH011220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

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