Have you ever looked at a broken down, rusty, car or truck and thought to yourself, “There is no saving that heap. Time for the junkyard”? What about going to a junkyard to shop for your next car or truck? Ridiculous? Maybe not! One of the most incredible junkyards in the history of junk is Turner’s Auto Wrecking in Fresno, California—and on this episode of Roadkill, Freiburger and Finnegan hit those 100 acres of vintage sheetmetal and go digging for gold!
After considerable debate, the guys select a 1950 GMC shortbed truck that had been off the road for 26 years and put the pedal to the metal to get it running and driving for the trip home to Los Angeles. At least there was a 50-percent victory. Watch as the guys revamp the Jimmy inline six, panic over a wrecked master cylinder, sweat like race horses for four days, and explore one of the greatest old-car stashes ever!
It seems like the days when you changed your spark plugs every couple of years have ended. Why is that? Well, they really did wear out that often. A couple of things are different now. First, spark plugs are made of better materials that last longer, and they’re designed better. The second reason that spark plugs used to have to be changed was that they were fouled up with carbon deposits.
Toyota revealed a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric vehicle at CES 2014, along with the announcement that it’ll be hitting the market sometime this year! In this video we hear from Toyota’s Fuel Cell Group senior engineer Jared Farnsworth about the project, including fueling the vehicle, testing the vehicle, and the obstacles that stood in their way while developing the tech.