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Old 05-19-2013, 04:04 PM   #541
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Awesome pics, Jager! Thanks for posting those.

I am starting to consider one of those old 356's . . .

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:28 PM   #542
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Did some waxing today. Two coats. Polish/Wax. Amazing how a black car comes out so much shinier than the white one.


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Old 05-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #543
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Picked up my car from Ekston in Rochester.
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-Nearly a box full of leaves and trash were removed from behind the radiators

Ate at Dinosaur BBQ and had a pretty amazing ride back to Buffalo with the top down.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:09 AM   #544
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Drove to work this morning. Now I get to look forward to driving home!!!! Love having her as my DD!
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #545
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finished pulling the second rear suspension out. Everything seems solid so I handed them to a mechanic to install the new bearings- and wow are those some BEARINGS!! ( good value at $60 each @ Sunset). This is the turning point- now I only INSTALL- tranny, suspension, brakes and tires I WILL DRIVE THAT CAR AGAIN!! I MUST, I MUST ...
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #546
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I changed out the amber side markers for the euro version.


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Old 05-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #547
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I removed the alternator. I feared the worst but it came out easier than I hoped....now I just wait for the replacement to arrive.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:14 AM   #548
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Drove it to work

After 5 days of on and off rain, we finally get a nice warm, sunny day. So, I got to drive it to work! After 5 days of driving the minivan, it was a great feeling to get back behind the wheel of the 981 S.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #549
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what a beautiful car tortise944.
Dropped rear struts and disassembled-they're definitely newer than the front 2
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #550
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Changed the oil today. I switched to Motul 5-40 from Mobil 1 0-30. . It may be a placebo like effect, but it seems to me that the engine is quieter on starts and while running. Anybody else had find the same?
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #551
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Finally replaced the pin that connects to the rod that controls the convertible top. What a pain, but I feel better having both rods now and not having to guide one side up or down.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:40 AM   #552
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Flushed the brake fluid and changed out the rear pads. Caught it just in time, one pad was worn down to where the wear sensor was just starting to get rubbed on.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #553
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Painted my nuts and cleaned the areas in between.

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Old 05-26-2013, 10:02 AM   #554
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Thought I'd be smart and put the incredibly expensive (Porsche, of course!) oil in my trans BEFORE installing and found that it no longer pivots nicely on the spear like thing on the underside now. I'm using just a floorjack to raise it into position and removed the jack pad and sat that spear right in the hole! Worked like a charm pulling it out but need a counterbalancing mechanic's wire arrangement going in. Then I noticed that the release bearing pops out of the arm too easily- the inner sides where the bearing clips into are worn by about 0.01" on each side-oh no!!! I ordered a new one and it'll take about a week to get it! (Porsche, of course!) My Toyota's have a spring-steel clip the size of my thumb on either side of the bearing support and are 100 times stronger and weigh just a few ounces more. 0.010" of wear shouldn't matter and can be the differeince between reliable and not- in a Porsche!!! Marvel of engineering that...
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:12 AM   #555
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Drove my Box out to CA Speedway to the Porsche Roadshow event.

Got to drive the 2014 Cayman S & 991 4S on the infield course up to 100 mph!
Both these cars are so smooth & ride very nice!
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #556
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Drove to the Jersey shore to check our rental property for this summer's vacation. An hour and fifteen minutes each way all by myself with some quality alone time down at the beach. I hit 120 MPH a few times on the ride and had some fun. With brand new Michelins put on a few weeks ago, the ride was awesome!
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:43 PM   #557
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Washed, replaced cabin air filter, replaced gas cap, and cleaned the drain holes. The fronts were really bad, completely clogged with dirt.

Then we took it out for a spirited drive with the top down What a blast!!
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #558
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Bought this for the boxster today...



Now off to the paint shop to get it color matched!
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #559
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Put new tires on the Boxster and gave the GTO an oil and filter change. The Boxster is ready for weekend fun on the twisty's and Big Red is all set for the summer Rod Runs and burning a little rubber!

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:01 PM   #560
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Bought this for the boxster today...



Now off to the paint shop to get it color matched!
Update...

NOW it's ready for the paint shop

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