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51  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: The totaled Porsche on: July 27, 2014, 05:57:32 PM
Nice, I hadn't heard of Oil Eater.  Stuff looks good.  I'm out of Simple Green, I may have to get some of that.  Do you buy it locally?

The motor is going into a 986 that should be showing up this weekend.  I just ordered new spark plug tubes, seals, a bunch of hoses and an air-oil separator.  Taking care of all that stuff will be easy with the motor out, then I can stick it in the Boxster.
52  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: The totaled Porsche on: July 27, 2014, 12:49:31 PM
What did you use to clean it? Looks good!

Basically, one of these sets of small brushes to get most of the stuff off dry, then Simple Green and more brushing, then brake cleaner.
53  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: The totaled Porsche on: July 27, 2014, 09:26:43 AM
Managed to clean the motor this weekend.  It was pretty dirty when it came out, looks like oil seeping from the air-oil separator.  That will get replaced since it's inaccessible when in the car.

Dirty motor, the clean part is because I cleaned it when I did the clutch 2k miles ago:








After a few hours with some Simple Green, a wire brush, brake cleaner and paper towels:





54  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: The totaled Porsche on: July 17, 2014, 05:37:38 AM
Yeah, send me a diagram of which ones you're talking about or come on over and we can take a look.
55  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: The totaled Porsche on: July 16, 2014, 03:27:44 AM
I'm gonna say that most of the parts not required for the car are up for grabs.  We need the seats, but everything else is fair game.
56  General / Autos and Autosport / The totaled Porsche on: July 13, 2014, 06:06:09 PM
Well, as most of you know by now, Danielle's 2000 911 was hit a few weeks back.  She was on 64 EB getting off Gaskins North, slowing down to merge into the exit lane.  The couple behind her (in a Buick) didn't want to slow down and quickly cut into the middle lane, right as an SUV was passing them.  They clipped the SUV, sending it rolling and their car spun into the side of the Porsche.  Thankfully, Danielle wasn't hurt.

All-in-all, we're pretty lucky.  The car ran and drove fine after the accident, but the insurance company totaled it.  Now I don't have to worry about dealing with a repaired car.  Unfortunately, I had just done the clutch, flywheel, and replaced the IMS bearing 2k miles prior.  I ended up buying the car back for pretty cheap.  The plans are to find a Boxster sans motor and swap the 3.4L into it.  Got the motor out this weekend and will start cleaning it up.


After its last drive around the neighborhood:




Prepping everything to drop the motor and trans:




Paul came over after the autocross and helped me remove everything:





57  General / Classifieds / Re: WTB: 1997-2002 Boxster for cheap on: July 13, 2014, 05:53:16 PM
Hah, yeah - let me know.
58  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.
59  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!
60  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.
61  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.
62  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.
63  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.
64  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.
65  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
66  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.
67  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.
68  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.
69  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.
70  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.
71  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.
72  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.
73  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
74  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.
75  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.
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