Monthly Archives: February 2012

Interesting custom car found in barn

Over at the H.A.M.B. a member has found themselves an interesting custom car. Powered by a Stutz eight cylinder engine of all things. Looks to be quite a few 50s Cadillac trims bits used so probably built in the 50s … Continue reading

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Brake Cylinder Replacement on the Mazda 808

One of the rear brake cylinders was leaking a little bit on my 1973 Mazda 808 so I needed to replace it.

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Lethbridge Early Bird Swap Meet 2012

I always look forward to the Early Bird Swap Meet here in Lethbridge because it is the first car guy event of the year. It is great to wander around the vendor booths looking at their wares even if you … Continue reading

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1985 Hyundai Pony Brochure (Canadian)

Another buy from the swap meet is this 1985 Hyundai Pony brochure. This particular type was sold in Canada but not the US. Other markets got a similar Pony but the Canadian bumper and headlights were unique. Not many of … Continue reading

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Lotus Micra Rally Car

The combination of a Nissan Micra and a Lotus Excel to make a rally car at first comes across as a bit bizarre. This combines the bug eyed looking body of a K12 generation Nissan Micra with the updated mechanical … Continue reading

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Interesting micro three wheeler at local swap meet

As usual I attended the Lethbridge Early Bird Swap Meet and was struck by this interesting three wheeler micro truck. It did not have any markings or badges so the identity is a bit of mystery. Doesn’t quite look like … Continue reading

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Mazda R100 test drive article from 1969

After posting the Mazda R100 brochure a user on the forum shared this article from the December, 1969 edition of Popular Mechanics. page 1: page 2:

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Some new bits for the Mazda 808

I bought a couple little things for my 1973 Mazda 808 Coupe at this weekend’s swap meet. First up is an old Alberta license plate from 1973 that I can legally put on the front. The rear needs to be … Continue reading

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Mazda R100 brochure

I bought this Mazda R100 brochure at the local swap meet from a lady who’d bought one new back in the day. One of the first rotary engine powered cars sold in North America. click on each page for a … Continue reading

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Bugatti pedal car

Who won’t want their own Bugatti? Unfortunately classic Bugattis are both rare and expensive. Doubly so for the iconic Type 35. Even a half decent replica would be big money. But what about a pedal car? A good portion end … Continue reading

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