• Supercharged 396cid V8 - Engine Specifications
    Supercharged 396cid V8 – Engine Specifications
    One of the main reasons why I purchased the '90 Corvette from Texas was the newly installed performance engine. It was built by Agostino Racing Engines in Pickering, Ontario and installed by The Corvette Shop, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. It's an L98 TPI based small block V8 with the following specifications:...
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  • The Shinoda/Mears Corvette Project Has Been Added
    The Shinoda/Mears Corvette Project Has Been Added
    Well, after sitting around basically collecting dust for the last 10 years, I have begun work on the Shinoda/Mears Corvette project. On the project page, I have posted The Story about how I came to own the car along with my experience having work done on it at a performance shop in Texas. At this point, I am ready to move on and complete this project and get the car up and running. My hope is to have 90% of the car done by next...
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    Pods for WordPress – Part 1
    The Pods plugin, formally known as Pods CMS, is a very powerful add-on for Wordpress that can be used in so many different ways. It has to be one of the most versatile WordPress plugins and remains free to install and use. One drawback is the lack of information and tutorials available to help people get started using it. This quick tutorial will explain how it is used on this site....
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  • Fear Factory: 20th Anniversary of Demanufacture
    Fear Factory: 20th Anniversary of Demanufacture
    On August 5th, 2016, Fear Factory returned to Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ to play their second studio album, Demanufacture, in its entirety to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its release..  Founding members Burton C. Bell (vocals) and Dino Cazares (lead guitar) were joined by Mike Heller (drums) and Tony Campos (bass).  This was probably my 5th or 6th time seeing Fear Factory live, yet this performance was probably the very best one to date. The band provided hit after hit and the crowd kept the...
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  • Gros Islet Jump Up
    Gros Islet Jump Up
    St. Lucia’s largest street party is a Friday night ritual known as the Jump Up in Gros Islet.  There you can find island locals along with tourists listening to music on huge speaker setups while drinking in the streets and eating barbecue fish and chicken. Pictures from the Gros Islet Jump Up in St. Lucia We were there fairly early on a rainy night, so there wasn’t much of a crowd. Vendors line the both sides of the street selling different foods and drinks. There...
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  • Cradle of Filth - Webster Hall, NYC
    Cradle of Filth – Webster Hall, NYC
    Its been almost five years since Cradle of Filth has toured the United States. The last attempt at a tour was cancelled due to visa related issues, but this time only the first four shows were cancelled and members of the British metal band were able to make their way through the US and Canada with support from Ne Obliviscaris and the Butcher Babies. After the Philadelphia show was cancelled, I made my way into New York City to see the final stop...
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