Ownership Verified: So, I bought a Porsche.

ninjacoco

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Huh, I don't update my parsh thread much. Whoops.

In that time, it:
Became an emoji: https://jalopnik.com/these-porsche-stickers-are-the-only-reason-to-download-1786630404
Drove home, where we figured out that the cooling issues were from the water pump going out. That got fixed later: https://jalopnik.com/forcing-yourself-to-drive-your-project-car-will-make-yo-1794369377
Got a cupholder, because I could: https://jalopnik.com/putting-a-cupholder-in-my-race-car-is-the-best-decision-1823406273
Snuck into the Porsche Club of America's magazine, where I wrote about its race at Nola Motorsports Park: https://oppositelock.kinja.com/i-have-achieved-maximum-parsh-in-print-1829984945
Survived a full-24-hour race!!!!
Which gave me a wish list to pitch the commerce team (in case we do another full-24, which we should): https://theinventory.com/the-essential-survival-tools-you-need-for-long-night-ra-1830471624?ks=author
Went to Radwood: https://www.thedrive.com/news/26634/throw-it-back-with-this-mega-gallery-of-the-totally-dope-radwood-austin-show
Most recently, we had some weird alternator tensioner issues that just wouldn't keep the stupid thing in place: https://drivetribe.com/p/my-quick-alternator-fix-has-come-HRNu2XNQRSatl9WdcIkWrw?iid=WUiVSq7oQOWHyDKhFuTuTw

I also started a parshletter (via my parshtreon) with more frequent stories about what I'm doing lately, in case anyone's interested.

As for the "where it lives" problem, Charles sort of adopted the parsh, although it's been at home lately because it needs a new cover. Also, I finally moved into a bigger place with a shed! I love the shed. It's significantly reduced the number of car parts in my living room to have a nice, separate shed, and it's much more convenient than the storage unit I had in the meantime.
 

ninjacoco

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Okay, so it's settled: I couldn't decide as to running the 411 vs. running the 944 in November, so I was like "whichever marque has the overall Nürburgring record, sure, let's go with that." Porsche's record is safe, so let's get crackin'.

The goal is to do the race and then do the Lemons Rally in it, so I'll be slowly but surely scrounging up everything to title, register and run this stinker. But of course, now that I've declared that It's 944 Time, Suckas, the car has a loud whine from the fuel pump area. The line running out of the top of the fuel pump to the fuel filter vibrates kinda weird, and it makes this hummmmmm: http://instagr.am/p/ByOYgr_FYT-/
It also seems to be clunkier sounding up front as well? IDK, ugh.
 

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Aw man, I was rooting for 411. 944 is probably the same bet as it’s been running for much longer and has seats that are bolted down.
 

ninjacoco

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I'd like to have the 411 as a back-up in case anything happens to the 944, but I don't know if that's realistic. I still can't find the dang titles for either. They're somewhere in the house. :(
 
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