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51  General / Classifieds / Re: WTB: 1997-2002 Boxster for cheap on: July 09, 2014, 04:44:00 PM
ah, yeah.  repaired cars scare me after going to an insurance auction and seeing the prices people pay.  there's no room in there to actually fix anything correctly.  i went to one where there were 3 totaled S2000s.  the cheapest one had no usable body panels, a corner of the suspension had been ripped out of the subframe and it still went for like $5500.  there's no way you could fix that right and still make money on selling it considering good ones were going for like $10-$12k at the time.
52  General / Classifieds / Re: WTB: 1997-2002 Boxster for cheap on: July 08, 2014, 05:01:58 PM
Interesting.  I'm not quite sure how to use the Facebook, but I have attempted to join their group.  Hopefully they let me in!
53  General / Classifieds / WTB: 1997-2002 Boxster for cheap on: July 07, 2014, 06:10:26 PM
I know I'm looking for something hard to find, but I'd like to swap the 3.4 out of Danielle's totaled 996 into a Boxster.  The hard to find part is because I'm cheap.  I'm looking for a car that's in good cosmetic shape and was well-cared for, but maybe had IMS bearing problems or some other catastrophic engine failure.  Figured I'd put it out there.  If you all know anyone whose Boxster blew up, I'd like to take a look at it.
54  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Hot Rod Power Tour 2014 on: June 17, 2014, 05:11:09 AM
Ouch, sorry to hear about all the issues.  Sounds like a ton of fun, though.  I've been watching the updates that Hot Rod is posting on YouTube.  Makes me want to go.
55  General / Open Forum / Re: Good body shop recommendations on: June 13, 2014, 06:48:07 PM
Go to an adjuster, take the check, and buy this one, and make one out of the 2

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/wan/4501477398.html

Cheers
Engelbert

Hah, that's funny.  I showed that one to Danielle a coupe hours ago and said the same thing.
56  General / Open Forum / Re: Good body shop recommendations on: June 13, 2014, 05:19:25 PM
Thanks.  You make a good point about which ones to avoid, too.
57  General / Open Forum / Good body shop recommendations on: June 13, 2014, 04:43:31 PM
So, Danielle got hit by some old people driving a Buick when she was in the Porsche.  She's fine, but there's quite a bit of damage to the driver's side of the car.  We'll be dealing with insurance, but I'd like to know if you all have any good body shop recommendations.  Too bad she wasn't driving the Mini - it'd be totalled, she'd get a "new" one, and I'd have another parts car.
58  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Autox #4 - June 8, 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 06:48:45 PM
Agree, it was a fun course.  Thanks, Engelbert and David!

Here is my fastest run - 51.2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGHLtrVkyoo

And Paul's fastest - 50.7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmkUSHbQdII&t=0m20s
59  Events / Other Events / Re: PCA spring Driver Education events at VIR on: June 01, 2014, 03:23:29 PM
Nice.  Definitely time to move up a group.
60  Events / Other Events / Re: PCA spring Driver Education events at VIR on: May 20, 2014, 07:09:11 PM
Well, it was a good event.  Good weather and good company.  I didn't expect to get 5 sessions on Friday, so that was a plus.  I ended up running my fastest time on VIR Full (2:14.3) during my last session Sunday.  I'm very pleased.  My front brakes are completely gone.  I may try using the same Carbotech endurance compound that we use on the Miata next time.

Here is a link to the video of my last session, starting with my fastest lap.
61  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: ride along in an LS7-powered Miata on: May 20, 2014, 05:40:19 PM
that's pretty insane.
62  General / Open Forum / Re: TrackCross on: May 20, 2014, 12:26:11 PM
This sounds a lot like what NASA used to do on the Patriot Course.
63  Events / Other Events / Re: PCA spring Driver Education events at VIR on: May 05, 2014, 05:57:49 PM
Got my new front brake rotors and some Carbotech XP8 pads for the hpde.
should be fun.

Gunny

update: put the new rotors and pads on. Man those xps8's stop on a dime when warmed up but they are noisy as can be.

Nice.  I put my brakes on today, but couldn't bed them because it was raining.  Carbotech XP10s up front and Hawk HP+ rears.  Finally got some blank rotors, too.  The drilled rotors I was running had numerous cracks through them.
64  General / Technical Help / Re: Traction control CHAOS !!! on: April 29, 2014, 04:49:30 PM
The blown fuse was easy.  Definitely check the battery and alternator voltage.  Cars do funny things when you try to run them on like 10 volts.  We spent some time chasing our tail on Paul's Merkur with a bad alternator.  Showed up as the car cutting off randomly.
65  General / Classifieds / Re: SOLD: 2006 Honda Civic on: April 14, 2014, 04:53:16 PM
Old Insight.  It's actually the 168th of the assembly line, so that's pretty neat.  Most were manuals, some came with a CVT.
66  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Autox #2 - April 13, 2014 - pictures and videos on: April 13, 2014, 05:26:03 PM
Here's my 44.895 that I coned away.  Oh well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c2m1Q_XjKc
67  General / Classifieds / Re: SOLD: 2006 Honda Civic on: April 13, 2014, 03:58:51 PM
I, on the other hand, did get an Insight.  It's light and manual...but that's about it.  Managed 65mpg on the drive home from Buffalo and I'm still trying to figure out how to drive it.  I think 70-75mpg will be easy to achieve on my drive to/from work.  The previous owner was averaging over 80.
68  Events / Autocross / Re: Volunteers for Towing Trailer?? on: April 12, 2014, 07:02:13 PM
I can tow the trailer, though generally not the day before an event.  I could probably do the VMP one as long as the wagon is still running.
69  General / Classifieds / Re: SOLD: 2006 Honda Civic on: March 29, 2014, 03:42:04 AM
Hah, yeah.  He should be able to sell it for what he bought it for pretty easily, maybe a bit more.  I don't have the patience to deal with car buyers on Craigslist.
70  General / Classifieds / Re: 16"x8" wheels and tires. on: March 28, 2014, 03:28:08 PM
If the bolt pattern wasn't so specific, I'd be interested in them.  Oh well.
71  Events / Other Events / Re: Dyno Day on: March 09, 2014, 04:58:49 AM
So what were everybody's numbers?  I'm pleased that the Miata put down 117hp and 117ft-lbs.  Not too bad for a stock 1.8 with just a custom intake and eBay exhaust.
72  General / Classifieds / Re: FS: 2006 Honda Civic on: March 08, 2014, 03:39:43 PM
Sold!
73  General / Technical Help / Re: Recommended Auto Shops for a '94 Miata in RVA on: March 07, 2014, 06:24:54 PM
Gee, I was going to recommend Loehlein's Shadetree Shop, I hear they do a lot of Miatas.
Not to mention if you need any parts they probably have them in stock.  (Slightly used of course.)

Miatas that enter my property are prone to leaving with fewer parts than they entered with.
74  General / Technical Help / Re: Recommended Auto Shops for a '94 Miata in RVA on: March 07, 2014, 03:35:47 PM
I highly recommend Wallace Automotive.  They're the only shop I trust to actually do anything on my cars.  Unfortunately for them, this usually just means a bunch of state inspections and track day inspections.  They're a really good bunch of guys.  Very straightforward.
75  Results / Autocross / Re: First event for 2014 on: March 05, 2014, 10:18:54 AM
I can bring you a 4x100 space saver spare without any tread left!
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