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In this section, are notes I’ve created documenting various Porsche upgrades and driving events I’ve participated in.
By peterm95018, 13 January, 2024

On my 2013 911.1, I have had a couple of opportunities to wonder why the HVAC wasn't blowing any air. After reading this thread on Rennlist, I found an answer.

Both times this happened, the car had sat for a week or more. It turns out the fan can stick. An easy fix is to open the frunk, and remove the air filter box. When the box is open, you can see the fan. Give it a turn, put things back and start up the car. Should be working.

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By peterm, 15 December, 2023

In August 2020 just prior to the CZU fire, we purchased a Jeep. It turned out to be our bug out vehicle. Note the smoky air from this picture taken 081920 at 0752.

Lynda had been driving a 2013 Ford Focus ST as her commute car but our needs were changing to need more space for transporting nieces and nephews, the dog and associated gear.

Over the years, we outfitted Big Red with rubber floor mats (a must), Gobi rack, iKamper roof top tent, ARB awning, Dometic PB40 battery and CFX 55 12v fridge, tail gate table and associated gear. 

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By peterm, 22 November, 2023

Back in June 2023, at LPR's Autocross #5 at Salinas Airport an interesting thing happened.

As I went into full brake at the finish of my first run, the drivers side headlight shot out of the car. I'm sure it gave the timing station quite a start as it bounced across the tarmac.

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By peterm, 21 November, 2023

For a short period of time in 2021, I had two Porsche 911's. But, you can only drive one at a time and the 2013 is a lot faster...

So, the black 2001 996 went up for sale. I included some track wheels and tires in the sale. Due to the pandemic, it actually sold for slightly more than I bought it for. I held it for six years and put over 60k miles on it. Here's some shots.

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By peterm, 5 November, 2023

Well, its the end of the season for me. My last days to participate were the 10/28-29/23 dates at the Salinas Airport. Car felt good and both days I felt like I was improving my line and dropping my times throughout both days. 

The location is smallish but it works. Below are a collection of photos taken by Gorilla Tornado, Craig Boyle and myself.

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By peterm, 3 June, 2023

During a group buy from Apex, I bought a set of 19" forged wheels for the track. In early 2023, I finally got a set of Falken Azenis RT660's installed. I've put a few days of AutoX on them, but haven't got to the track yet. 

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By peterm95018, 27 April, 2023

I was tracking down some rattles I was hearing in spring 2023. I'd been reading threads in Rennlist about door panel warping (mine isn't severe), loose rear window fitting, etc. Then the switch broke 'cause its old (old guy reference).

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By peterm, 19 October, 2022

I participated in the Santa Barbara region track day at Laguna Seca. I was assigned to the blue group and had a great day. Got a new personal best by following a faster guy in a Cayman.

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By peterm, 13 May, 2022

On occasion, you get asked about the number of track days when going out with a new group. This is a log of driving events from 2020 when I started doing more HPDE track days and the car used.

2020 Days
1011-1220 NASA Sonoma 2 day
0905-0620 GGR DE Laguna Seca 2 day
071920 Hooked On Driving Laguna Seca 1 day *

* Hooked on Driving 071920 - cleared to drive Solo at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
* Drove Solo with GGR per recommendation to CDI

By peterm, 3 May, 2022

I went with Hooked on Driving to Sonoma Raceway April 12th. Very windy and cold. Lots of downtime and black flagged sessions due to fluid leaks and a Corevette that hit the wall going out for a session. Got Covid at this event... even though I was vaxxed.

Session 1
I got out in front of the group and had lots of space in front of me. Session was black flagged due to fluid leak around the whole circuit.

Best lap: 2:04:73

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