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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

"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

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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 EST

"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

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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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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