Hank Watson's Garage Hour - Cars, Trucks, Beers & Guns (gearhead personality)

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

2020 hindsight is still coming to get you, but the Garage Hour goons are in the best place to catch it on the back foot - a gun store in Colordo.  The 2A is back and we're here to help, with Green Tip, the Russian, Wolf, and special guest The Compressor. When the die-down won't lie down and die - it's a more legitimate second wave than the Chinese bat plague ever managed...

There's also the usual awesomeness: mixing concrete (not with your hands, Marc), recalling Gov. Know-It-All, the Mask-Fart rule, putting your debris in the dumpster, and why it's stupid to shoot your TV unless you're watching at home.

Direct download: HWGH092920mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

2020 hindsight is still coming to get you, but the Garage Hour goons are in the best place to catch it on the back foot - a gun store in Colordo.  The 2A is back and we're here to help, with Green Tip, the Russian, Wolf, and special guest The Compressor. When the die-down won't lie down and die - it's a more legitimate second wave than the Chinese bat plague ever managed...

There's also the usual awesomeness: mixing concrete (not with your hands, Marc), recalling Gov. Know-It-All, the Mask-Fart rule, putting your debris in the dumpster, and why it's stupid to shoot your TV unless you're watching at home.

Direct download: HWGH092920.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

Put professional gearheads together and good tales from the crazy old days (back when SEMA was still business and not a car party) flow, with the Gravedigger, OE rules for dollar trucks, and all the plans Matt has up his sleeve to rescue 2020 from itself.  Find this guy if you're in the Chicago area - he's one of the best.

Matt Dinelli of Attitude Performance (with Mini Matt on-air too, whether he likes it or not), the Garage Hour talks about the new shop, attack racoons and trash pandas, lizards in the walls, musical cars, boating accidents, and why the Chicagoland metroclot is a suburb in search of a better city.

Direct download: HWGH092120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Put professional gearheads together and good tales from the crazy old days (back when SEMA was still business and not a car party) flow, with the Gravedigger, OE rules for dollar trucks, and all the plans Matt has up his sleeve to rescue 2020 from itself.  Find this guy if you're in the Chicago area - he's one of the best.

Matt Dinelli of Attitude Performance (with Mini Matt on-air too, whether he likes it or not), the Garage Hour talks about the new shop, attack racoons and trash pandas, lizards in the walls, musical cars, boating accidents, and why the Chicagoland metroclot is a suburb in search of a better city.

Direct download: HWGH092120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

Used cars and trucks - tons of fun get-theres and gearhead entertainment from the candy stores at Craig's List, Bring A Trailer and 100 other used-retail platforms... Americans and geeks of all stripes (Garage Hour listeners, the lot) want to get out and do stuff because they're done with their useless governors' useless masks.  We have a good idea why - let's skillset this thing together.

There's a lot of good buys out there, from indestructible luxobarges to undefeated SUVs, handy econoboxes and heavy-duty trucks - and NONE of them are a hybrid.  Let's go drive stuff.

Direct download: HWGH091220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:34pm EST

Used cars and trucks - tons of fun get-theres and gearhead entertainment from the candy stores at Craig's List, Bring A Trailer and 100 other used-retail platforms... Americans and geeks of all stripes (Garage Hour listeners, the lot) want to get out and do stuff because they're done with their useless governors' useless masks.  We have a good idea why - let's skillset this thing together.

There's a lot of good buys out there, from indestructible luxobarges to undefeated SUVs, handy econoboxes and heavy-duty trucks - and NONE of them are a hybrid.  Let's go drive stuff.

Direct download: HWGH091220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

The Garage Hour goons know where to go when your favorite gun store tells you that nice new Glock you ordered will arrive some time in 2021. It's all about the private sale - which forums and web platforms can help, how to use an FFL to make sure it's a good deal, when you can take a risk, and how to cultivate a good relationship with your local firearm dealer.

From GunBroker to GunsAmerica, ArmsList to TacSwap, OpticsPlanet and MidwayUSA, Brownells and Palmetto State, we've been there and bought that (then shot that) - let our experience get you to the pew pew you need (or just want, but pretend you need).

Direct download: HWGH090920mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

The Garage Hour goons know where to go when your favorite gun store tells you that nice new Glock you ordered will arrive some time in 2021. It's all about the private sale - which forums and web platforms can help, how to use an FFL to make sure it's a good deal, when you can take a risk, and how to cultivate a good relationship with your local firearm dealer.

From GunBroker to GunsAmerica, ArmsList to TacSwap, OpticsPlanet and MidwayUSA, Brownells and Palmetto State, we've been there and bought that (then shot that) - let our experience get you to the pew-pew you need (or just want, but pretend you need).

Direct download: HWGH090920.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

So much good (hillclimb) stuff!  The Garage Hour supported this year's PPIHC as a race official and, like usual, lending a helping hand also provided one of the best seats in the house for this iconic American race.  Drivers, racecars, crashes, a lot of stunningly powerful hillclimb cars (OE-based and homebrew specials) and a little bit of weather, everything from ethanol to diesel and race-gas by the gallon - so much good race.

This might be one of the cleanest PPIHCs in decades - few crashes, with legit winners and mind-blowing car-control, and the Garage Hour goons were there.

Direct download: HWGH090120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

So much good (hillclimb) stuff!  The Garage Hour supported this year's PPIHC as a race official and, like usual, lending a helping hand also provided one of the best seats in the house for this iconic American race.  Drivers, racecars, crashes, a lot of stunningly powerful hillclimb cars (OE-based and homebrew specials) and a little bit of weather, everything from ethanol to diesel and race-gas by the gallon - so much good race.

This might be one of the cleanest PPIHCs in decades - few crashes, with legit winners and mind-blowing car-control, and the Garage Hour goons were there.

Direct download: HWGH090120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

#Becauseracecar!  It's hillclimbing season (when isn't it?) and the PPIHC is running its chop fluey-addled rescheduled race.  It's a little weird being fan-free ('cause kung flu), but the racers are here to race - folks like Dallenbach, Vahsholtz, Zwart, Yoshihara, Donahue, Schranz and more are running everything like a carbon-fiber Z, JZ'd BR-Z, open-wheel this and 50-year old that, Camaros and Mustangs, factory Acuras, and Porsches by the pound.  Power is thick: V8s from the junkyard, blown everything, twin-turbo'd straight-six Buicks and VQs, with diesel power, ethanol power and even - heh - nine-volt power.

Jump on board - Hostus Maximus Justin Fort is trackside and grabs as much as iPhonely possible, which turns out to be tons of surprsingly good audio.  Now you go do something fast and awesome.

Direct download: HWGH082820mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

#Becauseracecar!  It's hillclimbing season (when isn't it?) and the PPIHC is running its chop fluey-addled rescheduled race.  It's a little weird being fan-free ('cause kung flu), but the racers are here to race - folks like Dallenbach, Vahsholtz, Zwart, Yoshihara, Donahue, Schranz and more are running everything like a carbon-fiber Z, JZ'd BR-Z, open-wheel this and 50-year old that, Camaros and Mustangs, factory Acuras, and Porsches by the pound.  Power is thick: V8s from the junkyard, blown everything, twin-turbo'd straight-six Buicks and VQs, with diesel power, ethanol power and even - heh - nine-volt power.

Jump on board - Hostus Maximus Justin Fort is trackside and grabs as much as iPhonely possible, which turns out to be tons of surprsingly good audio.  Now you go do something fast and awesome.

Direct download: HWGH082820.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

Don't be a Carl - or any other guy (or gal) like the ones we've all run across.  You know the type - paying more attention to the phone than the road, devicing all over the place, less there than Joe Biden, and making themselves a hazard to everyone they're in traffic with...  Distracted driving kills, and we're here to yell at you about it.  Well, we'll yell at the Carls.

There's a lot of basic math going on here - distractions cost lives, whether they're installed at the factory (then hack the crap out of your phone) or put there by ignorant drivers who'd rather pay attention to their ex-girlfriend's twits than the cars in traffic around them.  Oh, and there's also barbecue sauce.

Direct download: HWGH081620mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Don't be a Carl - or any other guy (or gal) like the ones we've all run across.  You know the type - paying more attention to the phone than the road, devicing all over the place, less there than Joe Biden, and making themselves a hazard to everyone they're in traffic with...  Distracted driving kills, and we're here to yell at you about it.  Well, we'll yell at the Carls.

There's a lot of basic math going on here - distractions cost lives, whether they're installed at the factory (then hack the crap out of your phone) or put there by ignorant drivers who'd rather pay attention to their ex-girlfriend's twits than the cars in traffic around them.  Oh, and there's also barbecue sauce.

Direct download: HWGH081620.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

The Gearhead Consultancy has determined that 2020-hindsight is coming to get you, too, so you may as well stock up (you prepper you). More pistols, more gun food, more practice, more burying (nothing) in the backyard, and more safety-blanket buying because it makes (panicked neophytes) feel better.  What could possibly go wrong?

At Freedom:30 for another day of gunly goodness, the Garage Hour goons were joined by Green Tip, the Derailment Monster and Thom Billpson (because Vietnam vets can kill you with their cane).

Direct download: HWGH080420mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

The Gearhead Consultancy has determined that 2020-hindsight is coming to get you, too, so you may as well stock up (you prepper you). More pistols, more gun food, more practice, more burying (nothing) in the backyard, and more safety-blanket buying because it makes (panicked neophytes) feel better.  What could possibly go wrong?

At Freedom:30 for another day of gunly goodness, the Garage Hour goons were joined by Green Tip, the Derailment Monster and Thom Billpson (because Vietnam vets can kill you with their cane).

Direct download: HWGH080420.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

You don't crawl, carve, peel or plink your way into the dog days of summer without a little preventative maintenance (and some expensive new parts).  The Gearhead Consultancy took a few minutes to break down the cleanup of K&N (and K&N-style) gauze-based filters, including a few tricks from the diesel universe about getting your cotton (elements) their whitest.

There's more than filters in this one: tales of exploded radiators and exploding neighborhoods (stop trying to blow up your neighbors and just give the fertilizer to the plants next time), primers of upcoming episodes (shopping for gun parts in a seller's market), and other assorted Garage Hour goodness.  #Becausegearhead!

Direct download: HWGH081020mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

You don't crawl, carve, peel or plink your way into the dog days of summer without a little preventative maintenance (and some expensive new parts).  The Gearhead Consultancy took a few minutes to break down the cleanup of K&N (and K&N-style) gauze-based filters, including a few tricks from the diesel universe about getting your cotton (elements) their whitest.

There's more than filters in this one: tales of exploded radiators and exploding neighborhoods (stop trying to blow up your neighbors and just give the fertilizer to the plants next time), primers of upcoming episodes (shopping for gun parts in a seller's market), and other assorted Garage Hour goodness.  #Becausegearhead!

Direct download: HWGH081020.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

There's plenty of theory and reason supporting the hypothesis that how you drive is a good look into the issues that you haul around with you (or don't).  When you descend into a trancelike state-of-traffic that isolates you from the road and removes you from your mortal presence, all kinds of creepy stuff comes out!

The Gearhead consultancy takes this episode to peel a few layers back from your Fruedian freeway behavior, but it's only a start - your problems run pretty deep.  Let's hope this episode gives you and your enablers pause, and possibly the motivation necessary to revisit what you call driving but those in the next lane view with horror.

Direct download: HWGH073020mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:35pm EST

There's plenty of theory and reason supporting the hypothesis that how you drive is a good look into the issues that you haul around with you (or don't).  When you descend into a trancelike state-of-traffic that isolates you from the road and removes you from your mortal presence, all kinds of creepy stuff comes out!

The Gearhead consultancy takes this episode to peel a few layers back from your Fruedian freeway behavior, but it's only a start - your problems run pretty deep.  Let's hope this episode gives you and your enablers pause, and possibly the motivation necessary to revisit what you call driving but those in the next lane view with horror.

Direct download: HWGH073020.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

The firearm retailin' folks from Freedom:30 joined the gearhead consultancy for a chat about what to shoot at when you're shooting, including pieces of AR500, hanging targets (like Freedom:30's new mining-bit targets - only in Colorado), and nice junkyard freebies like brake rotors.  There's also yelling about cleaning up once you're done.

Because there's more to life than guns (hopefully), this episode's got more: oil leakage, Japanese engines, bench-pressing transmissions, and Yes, we catalog a few more reasons not to buy sh!t made in China.  Then Hostus Maximus Justin Fort bleeps himself.

Direct download: HWGH072120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:27am EST

The firearm retailin' folks from Freedom:30 joined the gearhead consultancy for a chat about what to shoot at when you're shooting, including pieces of AR500, hanging targets (like Freedom:30's new mining-bit targets - only in Colorado), and nice junkyard freebies like brake rotors.  There's also yelling about cleaning up once you're done.

Because there's more to life than guns (hopefully), this episode's got more: oil leakage, Japanese engines, bench-pressing transmissions, and Yes, we catalog a few more reasons not to buy sh!t made in China.  Then Hostus Maximus Justin Fort bleeps himself.

Direct download: HWGH072120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Sure, sometimes your kids don't fit, but a good day off-road just screams for accessories. Why not bring the child-units along and teach 'em what matters? The history, the technique, the parts and the how-tos - all of it makes smart boys and sharp girls. Better yet, they can't escape.

It's in there - basics like what truck and what tires, maintenance guidance, standards and rules to make a weekend with the wife and kidlike objects go right. ...And the Garage Hour is happy to welcome F:30 - that's Freedom:30 Arms of Woodland Park - to the party (pal). Because guns matter.

Direct download: HWGH071320mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:36am EST

Sure, sometimes your kids don't fit, but a good day off-road just screams for accessories. Why not bring the child-units along and teach 'em what matters? The history, the technique, the parts and the how-tos - all of it makes smart boys and sharp girls. Better yet, they can't escape.

It's in there - basics like what truck and what tires, maintenance guidance, standards and rules to make a weekend with the wife and kidlike objects go right. ...And the Garage Hour is happy to welcome F:30 - that's Freedom:30 Arms of Woodland Park - to the party (pal). Because guns matter.

Direct download: HWGH071320.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:28am EST

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 EST

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 EST

'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 EST

'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 EST

"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 EST

"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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

#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 EST

#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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Don't fool yourself: "new" frequently means "worse", and in few places does this show itself better than the automotive industry.  Real gems must be found, and bad ideas must be tied to the mast and whipped.  Huge in-car touch-screens?  Horrible.  High-end exotic SUVs?  A joke on humanity.  Electric-car viability as a replacement for internat combustion?  Getting to the moon for vacation is more likely.  The Garage Hour can tell you why.

More depth: electric cars and why they're less safe, less clean, less functional, get crappy mileage, are more expensive, more egocentric, and more likely to fail you.  Big screens in cars and trucks?  How isn't that encouraging distracted driving?  How are more faceless features making you a better driver?  Duhh.

Direct download: HWGH122919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Don't fool yourself: "new" frequently means "worse", and in few places does this show itself better than the automotive industry.  Real gems must be found, and bad ideas must be tied to the mast and whipped.  Huge in-car touch-screens?  Horrible.  High-end exotic SUVs?  A joke on humanity.  Electric-car viability as a replacement for internat combustion?  Getting to the moon for vacation is more likely.  The Garage Hour can tell you why.

More depth: electric cars and why they're less safe, less clean, less functional, get crappy mileage, are more expensive, more egocentric, and more likely to fail you.  Big screens in cars and trucks?  How isn't that encouraging distracted driving?  How are more faceless features making you a better driver?  Duhh.

Direct download: HWGH122919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

It's simple: you hate your tires. At least, you're acting like you hate your tires. Nails and bolts, curbs and rocks, dub-physics and China-quality, it all screams that a lot of people are missing the point: black tires matter.

We're here to help. Everything from air-pressure to maintenance ideas, some of the arguments against cool-guy skinny sidewalls, and how you're going to learn to love your contact patch. It's a Garage Hour, though, so there's also new parts, new workbenches, new beers, new cohosts and Pizza Port's Shark Attack double-red ale.

Direct download: HWGH120919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

It's simple: you hate your tires. At least, you're acting like you hate your tires. Nails and bolts, curbs and rocks, dub-physics and China-quality, it all screams that a lot of people are missing the point: black tires matter.

We're here to help. Everything from air-pressure to maintenance ideas, some of the arguments against cool-guy skinny sidewalls, and how you're going to learn to love your contact patch. It's a Garage Hour, though, so there's also new parts, new workbenches, new beers, new cohosts and Pizza Port's Shark Attack double-red ale.

Direct download: HWGH120919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Cold weather got your power down? Does your starter crank like an anemic 16-year old anti-First Amendment weenie? Worried the next icy night will put your battery to bed? The Garage Hour charges to the rescue with a totally sensible gearhead episode about how to understand, manage and maintain the power well you depend upon when the high temperature is lower than a hipster's pull ups.

With a horde of Electric Wizard tracks to keep you wired, the Garage Hour goons talk what kills batteries, how to notice a dying battery before it's too late, tricks for keep them healthy like float charging and block heating, and what to do when it's too late (incluing calling your gearhead brother, who was smart enough to listen to this episode beforehand...).  Snow and ice should be an excuse for donuts and drifting, not dead car batteries and freezing to death.

Direct download: HWGH110919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

Cold weather got your power down? Does your starter crank like an anemic 16-year old anti-First Amendment weenie? Worried the next icy night will put your battery to bed? The Garage Hour charges to the rescue with a totally sensible gearhead episode about how to understand, manage and maintain the power well you depend upon when the high temperature is lower than a hipster's pull ups.

With a horde of Electric Wizard tracks to keep you wired, the Garage Hour goons talk what kills batteries, how to notice a dying battery before it's too late, tricks for keep them healthy like float charging and block heating, and what to do when it's too late (incluing calling your gearhead brother, who was smart enough to listen to this episode beforehand...).  Snow and ice should be an excuse for donuts and drifting, not dead car batteries and freezing to death.

Direct download: HWGH110919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Remember when prepping was a bad thing?  Gearheads and geeks call it #because, and Kalifornistan is proving the point.  Join us for the sort'a annual Bagels, Batteries and Bullets show as the Gearhead Consultancy discusses some of the basics of being ready when the bureaucracy hits the fan.

Let's keep it simple (stupid): bagels, batteries and bullets mean being prepared to cope with the needs presented by food, supplies and society.  You need to be able to last three days on your own, and experts warn society is only four meals from a riot.  Don't be one of them.

Direct download: HWGH103119mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

Remember when prepping was a bad thing?  Gearheads and geeks call it #because, and Kalifornistan is proving the point.  Join us for the sort'a annual Bagels, Batteries and Bullets show as the Gearhead Consultancy discusses some of the basics of being ready when the bureaucracy hits the fan.

Let's keep it simple (stupid): bagels, batteries and bullets mean being prepared to cope with the needs presented by food, supplies and society.  You need to be able to last three days on your own, and experts warn society is only four meals from a riot.  Don't be one of them.

Direct download: HWGH103119.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:41pm EST

From the garage - the Garage Hour is all gearhead, all the time.  This one-man episode (we'll summon the cohosts shortly - too many are still overseas staring down Putin) visits with a little auto-detailing logic, powered by Mother's product and a truckload of elbow grease, then veers off into the importance of geeks and gearheads of all stripes being aware of when the faceless little man with the big eraser is eyeballing their freedom to shoot, drive, build, wire, fry, brew, chop, punch and practice.

There's always more in a garage - you know that - so tune in for beers and breweries we discovered in Colorado during recent off-road adventures, the importance of having a proper funtioning workbench (instead of a soggy old desk that can't take a hammering and won't support your vise), Super Duties and their messy, messy owners, and why your hobbies and freedoms are a bureacrat's leverage (ie, licensing your rights back to you).

Direct download: HWGH100919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

From the garage - the Garage Hour is all gearhead, all the time.  This one-man episode (we'll summon the cohosts shortly - too many are still overseas staring down Putin) visits with a little auto-detailing logic, powered by Mother's product and a truckload of elbow grease, then veers off into the importance of geeks and gearheads of all stripes being aware of when the faceless little man with the big eraser is eyeballing their freedom to shoot, drive, build, wire, fry, brew, chop, punch and practice.

There's always more in a garage - you know that - so tune in for beers and breweries we discovered in Colorado during recent off-road adventures, the importance of having a proper funtioning workbench (instead of a soggy old desk that can't take a hammering and won't support your vise), Super Duties and their messy, messy owners, and why your hobbies and freedoms are a bureacrat's leverage (ie, licensing your rights back to you).

Direct download: HWGH100919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Nice! The Garage Hour goons are back from their Ukrainian espionage collusion sabatical (those tanks won't fork themselves, or how I learned to love Uncle Donald's Javelins), and it's time for cars, trucks, beers and guns.

Because what you drive and how you drive it is never far from a good man's radar, the Gearhead Consultancy chats about what's wrong with drivers these days (ball bearings), and how the advance of technology in your car is making you dumber, less competent and an embarrassment to first-world excuses.

This episode is live (to tape) from Protector Brewery and their founder and head bottle-washer, Sean "Where's My SCAR?" Haggerty, details the brewery's expansion plans, as well as his newest beers and upcoming supersauce (ahem, it's pronounced "lager") for your Oktoberfest pleasure.

Because we know you love it, there's a crapton of random awesomeness too: the Prius ban, drivers versus motorcyclists, hipster Harleys (tight pants and scooters), zippering in traffic, used TOW missiles ("... And WHEN did you use them?"), the tech disconnect and why lane splitting matters.

Direct download: HWGH061219mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

Nice!  The Garage Hour goons are back from their Ukrainian espionage collusion sabatical (those tanks won't fork themselves, or how I learned to love Uncle Donald's Javelins), and it's time for cars, trucks, beers and guns.

Because what you drive and how you drive it is never far from a good man's radar, the Gearhead Consultancy chats about what's wrong with drivers these days (ball bearings), and how the advance of technology in your car is making you dumber, less competent and an embarrassment to first-world excuses.

This episode is live (to tape) from Protector Brewery and their founder and head bottle-washer, Sean "Where's My SCAR?" Haggerty, details the brewery's expansion plans, as well as his newest beers and upcoming supersauce (ahem, it's pronounced "lager") for your Oktoberfest pleasure.

Because we know you love it, there's a crapton of random awesomeness too: the Prius ban, drivers versus motorcyclists, hipster Harleys (tight pants and scooters), zippering in traffic, used TOW missiles ("... And WHEN did you use them?"), the tech disconnect and why lane splitting matters.

Direct download: HWGH061219.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

The Gearhead Consultancy gathered at Protector Brewery to chat with Mike from San Diego County Gun Owners about the state of your freedoms in the third-world kleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan, and Protector Team 1 leader Sean Haggerty joined in, #becauseinteresting.

The episode revolves around gun laws in San Diego, SoCal and worldwide, including updates on your access to a CCW in San Diego, and how to get them from Sheriff Bill "Ruby Ridge" Gore, SDCGO's CCW meetings, the "Week of Freedom" and how generous Americans nationwide helped 700,000 CA residents buy more than 2,000,000 10+round magazines.  Mike also shines some sunlight on the assault politicians in Sacramento, who seek to drive their citizens into the desert by banning gun shows, and the legal black hole caused by politicians using red-flag laws for political gain.  Or Cain.  Both.

There's also a look at 2A-thinking around the world as Europe's slow sinking under the weight of invaders from the lawless Middle East drives citizens of European nations to clamor for 2A-style rights, as well as new castle-style protections in Indiana, Florida, Italy, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  The Garage Hour also reflects on memories of the Roof Koreans, and how the Second Amendment kept a lot of people safe during the LA riots.

Yeah, which riots, right?  Freakin' Los Angeles.  Then there was yummy Protector beer.

Direct download: HWGH05019mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

The Gearhead Consultancy gathered at Protector Brewery to chat with Mike from San Diego County Gun Owners about the state of your freedoms in the third-world kleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan, and Protector Team 1 leader Sean Haggerty joined in, #becauseinteresting.

The episode revolves around gun laws in San Diego, SoCal and worldwide, including updates on your access to a CCW in San Diego, and how to get them from Sheriff Bill "Ruby Ridge" Gore, SDCGO's CCW meetings, the "Week of Freedom" and how generous Americans nationwide helped 700,000 CA residents buy more than 2,000,000 10+round magazines.  Mike also shines some sunlight on the assault politicians in Sacramento, who seek to drive their citizens into the desert by banning gun shows, and the legal black hole caused by politicians using red-flag laws for political gain.  Or Cain.  Both.

There's also a look at 2A-thinking around the world as Europe's slow sinking under the weight of invaders from the lawless Middle East drives citizens of European nations to clamor for 2A-style rights, as well as new castle-style protections in Indiana, Florida, Italy, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  The Garage Hour also reflects on memories of the Roof Koreans, and how the Second Amendment kept a lot of people safe during the LA riots.

Yeah, which riots, right?  Freakin' Los Angeles.  Then there was yummy Protector beer.

Direct download: HWGH05019.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Holy carp!  Too much good stuff (and a bunch of random hilarity, because gearhead).  This Garage Hour was a gathering of the goon squad, based on no reason other than it's awesome.  From stalwart cohosting machine Diesel Ayatollah, Basso Profundo himself (Chef Jeff) and an operational (when not operating) Gringo Rich, to the threat of FNG weather with newb cohosts Ryan and Kevin (to name a few), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort keeps this thing on the rails... for about 30 seconds.

Apparently, eight gearheads, blowtorches, bolts, Blues Brothers, barbecue, beers and a garage adds up to gearhead talk-radio genius.  Then it's all cars, trucks, beers and guns, plus the aforementioned stuff and some mentioned aft:

Banning Priuses from the Mumford lane?  Obviously.  Banning Burns Co. slant-drilling in New York?  It's in there.  The end of good rock?  Clocked it.  E46 BMWs for fun and VANOS repair?  Yup.  Burns Slant-Drilling Company?  Worked there.  Skeet surfing?  Every Wednesday.  Gearhead must-watch movies?  Listed some.  The taste of ATF?  Not as good as a Pineapple Grenade from Protector Brewery.

Also, according to this bunch, Bullitt is now anti-albino, the top shelves are genetic victim markers, Jeeps are born seeking repair-victim status, all aftermarket wheels are potential dealership victims, and trannies are supposed to stay between the (frame) rails.  Then they make sure to insult or offend Moe Sislack, Bob "Catfish" Filner, work gloves, power steering, Mercedez-Benz engine designers, Persian mechanics, cartoons, snowflakes, bulls and Huffy.  So much.

#Becausegearhead

Direct download: HWGH042619mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Holy carp!  Too much good stuff (and a bunch of random hilarity, because gearhead).  This Garage Hour was a gathering of the goon squad, based on no reason other than it's awesome.  From stalwart cohosting machine Diesel Ayatollah, Basso Profundo himself (Chef Jeff) and an operational (when not operating) Gringo Rich, to the threat of FNG weather with newb cohosts Ryan and Kevin (to name a few), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort keeps this thing on the rails... for about 30 seconds.

Apparently, eight gearheads, blowtorches, bolts, Blues Brothers, barbecue, beers and a garage adds up to gearhead talk-radio genius.  Then it's all cars, trucks, beers and guns, plus the aforementioned stuff and some mentioned aft:

Banning Priuses from the Mumford lane?  Obviously.  Banning Burns Co. slant-drilling in New York?  It's in there.  The end of good rock?  Clocked it.  E46 BMWs for fun and VANOS repair?  Yup.  Burns Slant-Drilling Company?  Worked there.  Skeet surfing?  Every Wednesday.  Gearhead must-watch movies?  Listed some.  The taste of ATF?  Not as good as a Pineapple Grenade from Protector Brewery.

Also, according to this bunch, Bullitt is now anti-albino, the top shelves are genetic victim markers, Jeeps are born seeking repair-victim status, all aftermarket wheels are potential dealership victims, and trannies are supposed to stay between the (frame) rails.  Then they make sure to insult or offend Moe Sislack, Bob "Catfish" Filner, work gloves, power steering, Mercedez-Benz engine designers, Persian mechanics, cartoons, snowflakes, bulls and Huffy.  So much.

#Becausegearhead

Direct download: HWGH042619.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:16am EST

The Gearhead Consultancy assembled for another late-night garaging session to turn some enviroweenie tropes into tasty tripe (emotionally charged watermelon environmentalism makes good eatin').  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was joined by mechanical man Gringo Rich, and the two broke in fresh new cohost and homebrewer extraodinaire Agent Neighbor.  The junior G-Man was wise enough to show up carrying a keg, so he got along alright.

Discussions got down to the brass ticky-tacks right quick, exploring the downsides of hybrid and electric cars (cost, inefficiency, toxicity, value, etc), solar (what's good for your roof ain't good for the neighborhood), wind (condor Cuisinarts do not make chicken) and biking to work (how many bags of groceries did you pick up on the way home?). There was also a serious melon-balling of all this lofty - and baseless - environmental cotton-candy, because hyperbole that appeals to hipsters, narcisists and sychophants does not a very merry reality make.

It's not all ball bearings, though - there are good elements to every bad idea, and these mechanical minds can find them, or get sauced trying.  It's not the technology's fault, after all, but the fools forcing a 9-volt into a AA hole.

There was also talk of beer: Protector's Pineapple Grenade and Berserker, Garage Brewing's Porter, the luscious and lethal Quadrangle, and Agent Neighbor's sublime pale.  Music?  Soundgarden, the Farmers, Deadbolt, the Crow soundtrack, Stone Temple Pilots, plus Crow's Nest and Red Rock.

Direct download: HWGH040619mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:04am EST

The Gearhead Consultancy assembled for another late-night garaging session to turn some enviroweenie tropes into tasty tripe (emotionally charged watermelon environmentalism makes good eatin').  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was joined by mechanical man Gringo Rich, and the two broke in fresh new cohost and homebrewer extraodinaire Agent Neighbor.  The junior G-Man was wise enough to show up carrying a keg, so he got along alright.

Discussions got down to the brass ticky-tacks right quick, exploring the downsides of hybrid and electric cars (cost, inefficiency, toxicity, value, etc), solar (what's good for your roof ain't good for the neighborhood), wind (condor Cuisinarts do not make chicken) and biking to work (how many bags of groceries did you pick up on the way home?). There was also a serious melon-balling of all this lofty - and baseless - environmental cotton-candy, because hyperbole that appeals to hipsters, narcisists and sychophants does not a very merry reality make.

It's not all ball bearings, though - there are good elements to every bad idea, and these mechanical minds can find them, or get sauced trying.  It's not the technology's fault, after all, but the fools forcing a 9-volt into a AA hole.

There was also talk of beer: Protector's Pineapple Grenade and Berserker, Garage Brewing's Porter, the luscious and lethal Quadrangle, and Agent Neighbor's sublime pale.  Music?  Soundgarden, the Farmers, Deadbolt, the Crow soundtrack, Stone Temple Pilots, plus Crow's Nest and Red Rock.

Direct download: HWGH040619.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:57am EST

Cheffing beer with the philosopher beermakers... The Garage Hour goons got their guns to Burning Beard for a serious hour of brewing business in San Diego's East County, including cursed locations, the tipping point for critical brewery mass, the importance of cultivating good retailers, and rebranding your failures.  There's fancy beers like New Damage, regular Normcore, Old Banksy and Du Hast (some appearing in cans!), and some of the most elemental details of the Wondertwins' upcoming third-anniversary party at the Beard (April 13 - act fast, espcially if you like Alice in Chains, Faith No More, the Allman Brothers or Deep Purple).

The Beard has the best jukebox in the world, and we always end up talking music too - everything from Chris Cornell in retrospect, Audioslave in Fallujah, and Filner in a headlock. There was also the Fiends, Deadbolt, a Foreigner/Asia/Saga shunt, and a minute or two on the upcoming Burning Beard Fight Club.

Just add Jeff "Sideburns" Weidekr and Mike "Tape Deck" Maass (plus .45 Phil, Chef Jeff, the Lovely and Tolerant Karen and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort): it's gearhead talk radio.

Direct download: HWGH031919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Cheffing beer with the philosopher beermakers... The Garage Hour goons got their guns to Burning Beard for a serious hour of brewing business in San Diego's East County, including cursed locations, the tipping point for critical brewery mass, the importance of cultivating good retailers, and rebranding your failures.  There's fancy beers like New Damage, regular Normcore, Old Banksy and Du Hast (some appearing in cans!), and some of the most elemental details of the Wondertwins' upcoming third-anniversary party at the Beard (April 13 - act fast, espcially if you like Alice in Chains, Faith No More, the Allman Brothers or Deep Purple).

The Beard has the best jukebox in the world, and we always end up talking music too - everything from Chris Cornell in retrospect, Audioslave in Fallujah, and Filner in a headlock. There was also the Fiends, Deadbolt, a Foreigner/Asia/Saga shunt, and a minute or two on the upcoming Burning Beard Fight Club.

Just add Jeff "Sideburns" Weidekr and Mike "Tape Deck" Maass (plus .45 Phil, Chef Jeff, the Lovely and Tolerant Karen and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort): it's gearhead talk radio.

Direct download: HWGH031919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Too much good stuff!  This Garage Hour Reload had everything from tannerite to OJ's Bronco and short-course off-road racing to Elsinore VS Glen Helen, 'froading in SoCal, Blackstar Canyon, the Zip-It Hippie shirt and pistolized Mosin Nagants. It devolves into a board meeting about the first-ever Garage Hour Gun Getogether.

The studio and all lines were infested with cohosts, including the boys from Second Amendment Clothing, Nacho from Wisconsin, Gainfully Employed Dave, Mr. Dustin, Vitamin "E" (also from Wisco) and disaster-master Justin Fort's little brother Johnny.

Backed by the Top Taxpayer Mix (also known as the Mr. Dustin, Top Earner Mix) and a lot of t-shirt cannons, this is a throwback worth keeping.

Direct download: HWGH050810mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Too much good stuff!  This Garage Hour Reload had everything from tannerite to OJ's Bronco and short-course off-road racing to Elsinore VS Glen Helen, 'froading in SoCal, Blackstar Canyon, the Zip-It Hippie shirt and pistolized Mosin Nagants. It devolves into a board meeting about the first-ever Garage Hour Gun Getogether.

The studio and all lines were infested with cohosts, including the boys from Second Amendment Clothing, Nacho from Wisconsin, Gainfully Employed Dave, Mr. Dustin, Vitamin "E" (also from Wisco) and disaster-master Justin Fort's little brother Johnny.

Backed by the Top Taxpayer Mix (also known as the Mr. Dustin, Top Earner Mix) and a lot of t-shirt cannons, this is a throwback worth keeping.

Direct download: HWGH050810.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Tactical thinking makes good beer.  Live from prominent projector Protector Brewery: the Garage Hour goons invaded Protector's beer concentration and tortured Sean Haggerty (SEAL Team 5 and Protector Team 1) with rainy day traffic until he told us tales of brewing Berserker (cherry puré infusion!), Beast Mod (friendlier when you pet it), and Pineapple Grenade (it's about the gravity).  Then Sean swung for the fence, and we captured two segments dense with great beer technique, including frozen infusion, CO2 and good water, feeding sugar, making nice with yeast, and why learning to embrace the suck is a watershed moment for beermakers and warfighters both.

Because it's the Beeralani Maker's District, the Gearhead Consultancy also purloined Guillermo Nasser of Collective Culture, the new #kombuchery going in next door.  He's going to bring #funkyferments to the masses (and promised to make some with a buzz).  Alongside he and Sean, there's bald tires, hail and lightning, the Liberator Taster Paddle (are you man enough?), veteran businessmen and Protector at Miramar.  Who are you to resist?

Direct download: HWGH032019mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Tactical thinking makes good beer.  Live from prominent projector Protector Brewery: the Garage Hour goons invaded Protector's beer concentration and tortured Sean Haggerty (SEAL Team 5 and Protector Team 1) with rainy day traffic until he told us tales of brewing Berserker (cherry puré infusion!), Beast Mod (friendlier when you pet it), and Pineapple Grenade (it's about the gravity).  Then Sean swung for the fence, and we captured two segments dense with great beer technique, including frozen infusion, CO2 and good water, feeding sugar, making nice with yeast, and why learning to embrace the suck is a watershed moment for beermakers and warfighters both.

Because it's the Beeralani Maker's District, the Gearhead Consultancy also purloined Guillermo Nasser of Collective Culture, the new #kombuchery going in next door.  He's going to bring #funkyferments to the masses (and promised to make some with a buzz).  Alongside he and Sean, there's bald tires, hail and lightning, the Liberator Taster Paddle (are you man enough?), veteran businessmen and Protector at Miramar.  Who are you to resist?

Direct download: HWGH032019.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

Grab some Garage Hour for the perfect in-garage chat session: Gringo Rich joins Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for nothing but gearhead.

Interested in coatings for the new steel on your old truck?  Just say spray paint!  Gotten a ticket(s) from the CHP?  They do a tough job, honestly or not - just take the ticket... Did you know about their their ongoing cold war with the SDPD?  Are you at Tierra del Sol this year?  We weren't (and why).  Tired of stupid designs that only seem to require you to invest in more stupid designs?  Thanks, post-Jobs Apple...  Do you think that needless government bureaucracy and masterminding is the ruin of innovation?  Ever been to a show at the Casbah in San Diego (thanks, Chef!) or the Col Ballroom in Davenport?  Remember John Deere's Earth-bending monster electromagnet?  Did you applaud when everyone on the planet told PETA to go F! itself when it went after Steve Irwin?  Think drive-by-wire is dangerous?

With a little help from Pineapple Grenade (via Protector Brewery), Powder 1, Rock Hound, Savage Off-Road, Addicted Off-Road and Krylon... We are you.

Direct download: HWGH030219mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:41pm EST

Grab some Garage Hour for the perfect in-garage chat session: Gringo Rich joins Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for nothing but gearhead.

Interested in coatings for the new steel on your old truck?  Just say spray paint!  Gotten a ticket(s) from the CHP?  They do a tough job, honestly or not - just take the ticket... Did you know about their their ongoing cold war with the SDPD?  Are you at Tierra del Sol this year?  We weren't (and why).  Tired of stupid designs that only seem to require you to invest in more stupid designs?  Thanks, post-Jobs Apple...  Do you think that needless government bureaucracy and masterminding is the ruin of innovation?  Ever been to a show at the Casbah in San Diego (thanks, Chef!) or the Col Ballroom in Davenport?  Remember John Deere's Earth-bending monster electromagnet?  Did you applaud when everyone on the planet told PETA to go F! itself when it went after Steve Irwin?  Think drive-by-wire is dangerous?

With a little help from Pineapple Grenade (via Protector Brewery), Powder 1, Rock Hound, Savage Off-Road, Addicted Off-Road and Krylon... We are you.

Direct download: HWGH030219.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:37pm EST