Saturday, August 30, 2008

Midlife crisis, 6 years early

I've been hankering for an impractical, temperamental, gas-swilling weekend conveyance for a while now. Dad and I went and looked at a pristine El Camino last weekend - well, it turns out that my cherished memories of the El Camino are best left as that. Completely out of the blue, because they fell into my narrow craigslist price range search, I became interested in old Datsun Z cars.

And today, I bought one. I think it frikkin' rules. It rattles, squeaks and only ventilates you when it feels like it. But just LOOK at it. T-tops, 6 spoke wheels and Ferrari red. And the interior is even decent. And it's got a great inline-6 tractor sound.

Plus, you owe it to yourself to check out the youtube ads. The 280ZX had one of the finest ad campaigns I've ever seen. Steve Wozniak and BLACK GOLD.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Yet More Speakers!

I finally bought a router and built some nicer looking speakers. I don't know what took me so long to learn how to use a router, they add a nice finishing touch. These are made out of solid oak project boards from Home Depot, rounded the edges over and flush-mounted the drivers (Jordan JX92S full-range). They are the MLTL 48 transmission line design, although the cross-sectional area is a little too small.

Sound great, though, much more bass than the previous set of speakers, and they can be driven at more realistic volume levels.
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