Tony Montero

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  • I did a thing…

    I did a thing…

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    As most of you know, I’ve been on the hunt for a boxy old SUV. My initial plan was to find a Trooper or a Montero to play around with for a bit. I got sidetracked by notions of Discovery Is, Range Rover Classics, and other random bits of aging off-road capable metal. I even…

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  • Staring down a new project car purchase

    Staring down a new project car purchase

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    It’s like standing atop a high cliff. You’re either going to make a smooth dive into the water below, or bounce off the rocks on the way down. These rocks are labeled for your convenience. They say “Head Gasket”, “Wiring”, “Cooling System”, and there are many more rocks to go before you splash down. I…

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  • The Benz: Fixed a fuel leak… by doing nothing?

    The Benz: Fixed a fuel leak… by doing nothing?

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    Yesterday, I asked you what your best non-fix car fix was? My favorite two, out of the many great answers, were one about simply putting ones hands on the hood, and the other is to acquire an additional car. I’m working on that second one at the moment, but that’s another story. With regards to…

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  • 100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 3 – Learn by doing

    100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 3 – Learn by doing

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    Summer of regret: Buying, road-tripping, crashing, and selling a C6 Corvette Grand Sport…all in one-hundred days For most, cars are basic transportation. They serve a functional purpose and little to nothing more. But for those who care, cars are an obsession. They’re exciting, they’re entertaining, and they’re fun. For about a month, my Corvette was…

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  • 100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 2 – One rainy summer day

    100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 2 – One rainy summer day

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  • 100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 1 – A dream becomes reality

    100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 1 – A dream becomes reality

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  • Review: Slime Tire Inflator and Vacuum 2-In-1

    Review: Slime Tire Inflator and Vacuum 2-In-1

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    I was waiting for that first really cold day of the season. That cold day is easily identifiable by the glow of the “low tire pressure” light on one’s dashboard. But this year, unlike past years, I welcomed my little idiot light. That’s because I had a new product that I was just waiting to…

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  • Breaking Benz: Redemption by the dashboard lights?

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    It wasn’t all good just a week ago. But today is a new day, and with it we have light… dash lights, to be exact. The fix is simple. The results are exactly what I wanted. https://hooniverse.com/2018/11/20/breaking-benz-its-not-always-a-wrenching-win/ Let’s call this one a wrenching win.

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  • Teaser: Changes coming to the Stormtrooper 4Runner

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    It’s finally happening: the Stormtrooper 4Runner is about to receive some very desperately needed upgrades. “What’s in the box?,” you ask? No, it’s not ARB armor– though that is what the company has come to be known for here in the ‘States. Rather, the contents of the deceptively large package are goodies from Australian suspension…

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  • Cunningham Motorsports Tunes Project Unicorn- 2001 Corvette Z06

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    View this post on Instagram A post shared by BRC Raceworks (@brc_raceworks) When I first drove the Z06, I figured some of the drivability issues I was experiencing was simply from the fact that this is a “big cam” car. Turns out that’s not the case. The tune on the C5z was three years old…

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