owenSoft.net - The wheels project http://owensoft.net/ Cars, trucks. Mostly here for people who love their cars. en http://owensoft.net http://owensoft.net/favicon.png owenSoft.net http://owensoft.net/ http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2426/ Black Style (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2426/ <p></p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2426/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2519.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2426/#comment">add comment</a></p> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:53:33 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2369/ New Brake Pads (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2369/ <p>Finally managed to ship something into Jamaica that was below the 50USD duty free threshold. Too bad changing them did not get rid off the squealing sound, mechanic says I need to bed them in :(</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2369/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2333.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2369/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2334.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2369/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2335.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2369/#comment">add comment</a></p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:41:28 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2333/ Blue Bug, Cuba (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2333/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2333/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2243.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2333/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2244.jpg" /></a><p></p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2333/#comment">add comment</a></p> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:44:40 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/ Classic Car, Cuba (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/ <p>In a country where importing cars is not easy, not cheap, and the world does not want you to - you just kinda have to take care of the cars that you have. And when you inherit your mom&#039;s or dad&#039;s car you better make sure you take good care of it or you will find yourself taking the bus.</p><p>It is not as tough as it sounds though because Cubans are very calm and courteous drivers. They drive these cars everyday as taxis and everyday commuting. They are not in a rush to go anywhere and wait patiently at intersections to allow people to cross and cars to pull out into the road. While visiting the <a rel='external' href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaza_de_la_Revoluci%C3%B3n' title='Plaza de La revolution'>Plaza de La revolution</a> I was surprised that there is no cross walk to go to the other side. Nor is there any cross walk on the <a rel='external' href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malec%C3%B3n,_Havana' title='Malecon'>Malecon</a>. Pedestrians including families and children just walk across with minimum stress. This certainly doesn&#039;t mean you should act a fool crossing the 6 lanes.</p><p>So its easy to keep your car in pristine conditions when everybody aint suffering from road rage and trying to run you off the road like they have pot pon fire as we would say in Jamaica. If you got a car in the sixties its you family car for life. There are new cars in Cuba though but mostly European cars; Peugeot, <a rel='external' href='http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/' title='Lada'>Lada</a>, MG, VW etc.</p><p>Not all the classic cars are like the one in the picture - you do have about a 30% or so total rust buckets wobbling down, the road filling the air with exhaust smoke. And alot of them new korean engines but are still going strong with OG parts.</p><p>Pictured is a <a rel='external' href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1949_Ford' title='1949-ish Ford something'>1949-ish Ford something</a>. I do not remember exactly what he said it was. They are all American cars. Since Cuba doesn&#039;t build cars. If you choose to go on a classic car tour make sure that the guide has a good handle of the english language before you set off.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1977.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1978.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1979.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1980.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1981.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1982.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1983.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2292/#comment">add comment</a></p> Mon, 16 May 2016 18:49:06 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/ Lada, Cuba (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/ <p>I doubt most of these cars have original engines but in either case it is suprising what people can maintain when they have limit resources, tools and the will power. The thing with cars in Cuba is that they are all family cars passed down to children from parents so few of them are bought or sold. In which you had better take care of your car and its harder to pass off your problem child to someone else!</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1918.jpg" alt="Drive train pop out?" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1919.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1920.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1921.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1922.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1923.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1924.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2284/#comment">add comment</a></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:48:49 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/ Vernamfield July 29, 2015 (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/ <p>Drag racing, race gas and noise polution. NDRC Drag Challenge #3: Vernamfield, Clarendon, Jamaica. The sun was hot as ever and I keep forgetting to buy a hat so I can bring it along with me. I havent bought a hat in forever.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1597.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1598.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1599.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1600.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1601.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1602.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1603.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1604.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1605.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1606.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1607.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1608.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1609.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1610.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1611.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1612.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1613.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1614.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1615.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1616.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1617.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1618.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2204/#comment">add comment</a></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:26:36 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/ Replaced my headlight bulb (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/ <p>Thank heavens that they were not HID bulbs. A replacement halogen bulb was just $3 USD. DIY to the world! On my previous car I accidentally let the bulb fall into the head light - nightmare to get it out. Luckily with the advancement in technology that is impossible to re-occur.</p><p>Engine bays of cars nowadays have gotten smaller and smaller that I thought the task of getting into the space that houses the headlights might have required professional. Luckily with a little jiggling I got out the plastic part that blocked the cover for the light.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1495.jpg" alt="This little thing was in the way" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1496.jpg" alt="Very tight space" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1497.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1498.jpg" alt="3 bucks woohoo!" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1499.jpg" alt="Secondary air intake right below the low bean cover." /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1500.jpg" alt="Looks like the top cracked open releasing the gas that keeps the lamp working." /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2181/#comment">add comment</a></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:47:54 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/ Vernam field May 17 (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/ <p>A day at the drag races, cars go vooorm vooorm, pop pop. bang, bang fashion killa. Sun was blazing on the concrete. The smell of race gas in the air. <a rel='external' href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernam_Field' title='Vernam Field'>Vernam Field</a>, Clarendon, Jamaica.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1458.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1459.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1460.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1461.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1462.jpg" alt="Euro type R civic. It kinda grows on you after a while." /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1463.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1464.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1465.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1466.jpg" alt="Move out the way" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1467.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1468.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1469.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1470.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1471.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1472.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1473.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1474.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1475.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2176/#comment">add comment</a></p> Mon, 25 May 2015 20:31:03 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1843/ Yellow Convertible (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1843/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1843/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1065.jpg" /></a><p>Its a old abandoned car I saw in Barbados. I cannot determine the exactly what type of car it is. Must have been a real panty dropper back in its day.</p><p>Found it by pure luck a co-worker point me to a car which lead me to find out that its a <a rel='external' href='http://www.thestreetpeep.com/2010/12/1963-1967-triumph-herald-1250.html' title='1963-67 Triumph Herald'>1963-67 Triumph Herald</a>.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1843/#comment">add comment</a></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 16:51:47 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1779/ Subbie (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1779/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1779/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/1008.jpg" /></a><p>Saw this while hanging out in Mandeville.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1779/#comment">add comment</a></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:07:49 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1684/ Bajan Police Vehicle (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1684/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1684/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/936.jpg" /></a><p>I think it is a Suzuki Vitara</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1684/#comment">add comment</a></p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:56:51 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1635/ Japanese 1999 Honda Accord (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1635/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1635/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/893.jpg" /></a><p>Its the best my ride has looked for a century or two! And its courtesy of my bredrin &quot;Gotti&quot;! See, he is one of those people who ABSOLUTELY CANNOT drive a dirty ride! Me on the other hand... If I&#039;m clean, I&#039;m good. I think I&#039;m going to start lending the car to &quot;Gotti&quot; for a couple of days every month! She&#039;ll thank me for it! I wonder if he paid for a massage for her too? LOL!</p> <p><strong>by Mad Bull</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1635/#comment">add comment</a></p> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:35:59 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1613/ Audi A1 (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1613/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1613/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/874.jpg" /></a><p>There is nothing like a good looking <a rel='external' href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_hatch' title='hot hatch'>hot hatch</a>. If I had the money this one would be a definate contender for my heart.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1613/#comment">add comment</a></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:59:47 -0600 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1557/ RV (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1557/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1557/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/834.jpg" /></a><p>Somebody had a little extra cash. Saw this at a gas station in Portmore.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1557/#comment">add comment</a></p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:38:42 -0500 http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1506/ Mercedes (The wheels project) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1506/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1506/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/794.jpg" /></a><p>Looks nice but is a bit too small and expensive. NO BACK SEAT!</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/1506/#comment">add comment</a></p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:01:00 -0500