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

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

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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 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

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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 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

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