Alternate title: What I’ve been doing instead of blogging.
We mentioned on last week’s episode of the GunBlog VarietyCast that I have designed a new lower switch panel for 1997-2001 Jeep Cherokees, known in JeepSpeak as the newer XJ.
As of right now, I have seven different models for sale in my Shapeways store.
So this happened:
Now let me tell you how I got all that to work.
Hardware: Raspberry Pi 2 w/Case 16GB Micro SD Card TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter 5db Antenna SainSMart 4 Channel Relay Module Wire Jumpers 2A Car Charger Avital 5103L Remote Start Car Alarm
Software: Tasker AutoVoice and […]
A few months ago I posted my writeup on the Front Bumper. If you want to know why I picked up this bumper, go read the first section of that post. I’ll follow roughly the same format here.
Please note that there are literally hundreds of hi-res photos on this post. It will take a […]
Mrs. wizardpc got me a slot driving one of the cars from Gotham Dream Cars when they rolled into Nashville
I kind of accidentally bought this bumper so bear with me while I tell the story. Regular readers will know that I recently bought a 1998 Jeep Cherokee after chasing a guy down in traffic to buy it. It’s got a little bit of a lift and some 31″ tires. This one came from the […]
I went almost a month between my last two posts. Hopefully that won’t happen again (although I’m two sentences in to this and have already had to stop a half dozen times to deal with either the tactical dog or lilwizard, or both).
Mostly I’ve been chasing down a problem at work that had a […]
Ever since I sold my last one, I’ve regretted it. I’ve owned two cherokees (a 93 police package and a 99) and loved them both dearly. They both developed electrical problems and due to time, money, and storage limits they had to go.
For about 6 months I’ve been looking for another one. Jeep stopped […]
My wife is wanting me to take her to Pull-A-Part.
UPDATE: I’m being told that there is a correction to be made. This post should read “My wife wants me to go *with* her to Pull-A-Part.”
On Monday, I picked up tags for the WRX. When I got in the car, it stalled out on me three times. Then I got a lean condition engine code (which I was able to read and clear using the ScanGauge II I picked up several years ago). No biggie.
Well, the P0171 kept coming […]
Alternate title: I decided to go in a different direction.*
2004 Subaru WRX. Turbocharged boxer engine. All wheel drive. World Rally Blue. 30+ MPG on Premium.
Like the Excursion before it, I’ve wanted this car since it was new. Now I have it.
Also like the Excursion, I paid a little bit more […]