Has it really been almost 4 whole months since updating my blog!? Shame on me!
Before we begin, I want to give a long overdue shout out to Jahan for sending me an AM Wood Grain Shift knob that goes very well with my interior! I like it much better in than the OEM knob in way of both looks & feel.
You can tell it was AM by the way the Acura “A” was tilted slightly & then picked off leaving an indentation. Now that it’s all been picked off, you can barely seen that it was ever there. I may one day do some light sanding & polish it up to make it even harder to see.
All in all, I like it very much & am extremely appreciative for the thought & expense that went into this knob! Thanks Jahan!
Next up is the 540k Oil Change Invoice…
I’ve also Had some scenic drives lately & scored some great pics of the Old Girl!
A lot of these made it to my Instagram page. Coming up on 13 years old & she still photos well!
Water, Water, Everywhere!
With the insane winter we had, there’s been a ton of snow melt off from the mountains. Like the Glory Hole from the last post, ALL of the following were in full swing & going strong!
Shoshone Fall in Twin Falls…
The Devils’ Washbowl in Malad…
Lake Cascade Dam Spillway…
Lucky Peak Rooster Tail in Boise…
My First TSX Meet!
I also made my first TSX meet up with the guys in the NW TSX Club on July 1st! A great bunch of guys & cars. I wish I had more pics! But I was so excited to meet everyone & see their cars, I totally blew it on the picture side of it (weak…I know). But I did manage to get a few before everyone left. I wish I would have got some of Ben Kiblers sweet wagon!
Even Mr. HeelToe himself made an appearance!
I was a big fan of this 2nd Gen owned by Kevin Harris! Lots of details on this one!
I’ve been super busy with work, home projects, swim classes for Luke & all kinds of stuff. I recently had a new windshield put in & Brent from Integrity Auto Glass agreed to let me video the process for those that have never actually seen a windshield go in before. You can see it here…
There’s still lots of projects coming up & some of them are HUGE!!!!!!
*Believe it or not… I am STILL trying to get my 500k roll over video completed, Haha. A wee bit late, but I still have A LOT of work to do on it actually. Hopefully by years end. Cross your fingers.
*I have also recently replaced my catalytic converter with a direct fit Mangna Flow CAT from Heeltoeauto.com, as well as replaced the rear sway bar with a TL Type S sway bar. I have video, Just need the time to edit.
*Chris Downs from Acura has agreed to help out with a video answering a question I get ALL the time… “What to look for when buying a used car. Tips from a Master Mechanic & a Collision Specialist.” The title may need some shortening, but you get the idea…
*Another request I’ve had often, is a follow up walk around video focusing on the maintenance. I just hit 550k today, so I’ll be doing a “550,000 Miles, How did I get here? A Maintenance Review” This is basically just in my head, but I have gone thru about 70% of my old maintenance invoices and have a breakdown from 2005-2015 so far. I still need to go thru the last couple years, shoot & edit.
But the big one is this… Here’s a teaser…
Project: “Dueling Acuras Pt. 2 – Fantastic Fives”
I think you may get the idea. It’s been in the works for over a year! “Automotive History” Some would say… More details on that in the very near future!
The last one is SO BIG, that it won’t fit in this post! You’ll have to check me out on Instagram on 8/25/17 for an idea of what’s to come! IT’S HUGE!!!!!!
I hope that all of this finds you all happy & healthy. There’s actually a lot more than what’s listed above, but that is for another post. Tomorrow is the North West Accord Meet in Tacoma, WA. I’m currently sitting in my hotel room waiting for the morning so I can get my car over to Groit’s Garage, who’s hosting the event & presented by The Accord Collective. I have am supremely confident, that I will have the most beat down car there! I wonder if there will be a trophy for that? Haha.
Oh, & one last thing…..
Same guy with two bikes? or two creative types that happen to live in the same town? Maybe a Pokemon bike gang? Thought?