Archive for February, 2012

Meanwhile, in Germany . . .

Posted: February 23, 2012 in Rants
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Porsche Drivers Part II

Posted: February 20, 2012 in Rants
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http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/porsche-stuck-wet-cement-proves-karma-exists-210302568.html

Porsche stuck in wet cement: Proof karma exists?

By G.E. Anderson | Motoramic – Sat, Feb 18, 2012 4:03 PM EST

On Thursday, the driver of a Porsche 911 decided he’d take a shortcut around some construction cones and drove straight into wet concrete near Marina Green on Marina Blvd. in San Francisco.

“It was coned off,” according to Bobswire, a user of the Paceline bike forums. “He was just trying to sneak in from a side street. [The] concrete looked solid.” Bobswire reports that the hapless driver remained stuck in his car. “He didn’t want to open the door and have concrete get in; the whole undercarriage and brakes will need to [be] cleaned or replaced.”

Whether the uncured pavement was concrete, asphaltic concrete, or just plain cement is up for debate. What’s unquestionable, however, is that this is the best Lightning McQueen impression we’ve seen since Cars. Check out more photos below, then write your own punchline in the comments section.

 

 

 

 

Perceptions of Porsche Drivers

Posted: February 20, 2012 in Rants
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Because Race Cat

Posted: February 20, 2012 in Rants
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I see my race seats are already going to good use . . .

Nearly finished

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Rants
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The car is going for tuning this week.

This weekend I purchased a Momo Corse seat and a Bride Low Max seat.  I have a 5 pt harness, I’m going to have that for the passenger and get a 6 pt for the driver (me!).  Not sure which seat will go in which position yet.

Kevin recently did the following

-bled the brakes and clutch, no leaks
-put coolant in the cooling system, no leaks.
-The battery box is installed, wiring to the battery is done
-Filled the gaps in the firewall and cut an access panel in the top for filling fuel. The firewall is done.
-The radiator fan is wired up.

Things that need to be finished
-yet to connect the battery, but that will happen tomorrow. I don’t forsee any issues, I went over all the electrical yesterday
-find wiper arms
-find/buy 3rd brake light
-buy more coolant and fill intercooler
-radio?? Need to hunt down a harness, speakers, and head unit still
-choose location and method for mounting wideband air fuel ratio gauge
-immediately after tuning the car will have to come back and all wiring will need to be wrapped and secured
-install center driveshaft

Final Touches

Posted: February 4, 2012 in My Cars
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Almost done.  Need to mount the battery in the rear, install fluids and bleed brakes, plus replace rear strut bushings.  Assuming everything goes well we’ll have it out for tuning sometime this week.