I thought the LMP1 cars were basically F1 car-style monocoques with full body work enveloping them. I know there are myriad rules differences, but if you put pontoon fenders on an F1 car, along with a full-length, full-width floor and a greenhouse large enough for 1.5 people... BAM, LeMans Prototype. » 3/03/15 10:46pm Yesterday 10:46pm

Since it is a kit anyway, fab a new square tube chassis to tie together Miata F/R subframes. Drop the body over it. Best of both worlds. A unique body no one has ever seen before with 50 years of history combined with modern bullet-proof mechanicals. Done. » 2/24/15 8:49am 2/24/15 8:49am

The US should actually mandate amber turn signals. The center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) that popped up in 1986 is great, and is now too ingrained to eliminate, but the problem it was trying to solve could have been solved with amber signals. » 2/18/15 11:35am 2/18/15 11:35am

A car is overpowered when the chassis and/or brakes can't take the power. I have a 1957 Beetle. When I first got it, it was turbocharged. The body had stress cracks near the doors. It still had 4-wheel drum brakes. It ran the quarter in 13.6 @ 103. That car, with "only" 230 who was overpowered. » 2/16/15 3:33pm 2/16/15 3:33pm

Again, everyone will complain about this and try to ponder why an 80K maintenance check costs more than their 237K mile Civic did. Tavarish's advice is only for the folks who want to own these cars, not Clinton-era Camrys. You, too, can own these cars in two easy steps: One: let a real estate executive swallow the… » 2/15/15 3:50pm 2/15/15 3:50pm

Yes, this is the answer. I have a friend who has two uncle who were life-long mechanics. Years ago, they would rebuild an alternator or a sticking brake caliper. Now, they swap the component with a re-manufactured one. The economies of scale mean that its cheaper to rebuild 1,000 alternators in a factory elsewhere… » 2/13/15 5:32pm 2/13/15 5:32pm