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Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 08-09-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By tomfree
Due to madness at work for the last 6 weeks, I...

Due to madness at work for the last 6 weeks, I haven't even spoken to the guys in TX for a while. I should have some bandwidth next week and plan to get some more traction on this thing.

I did...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 08-07-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,626
Posted By tomfree
Yeah, those are the prettiest cabinets I've ever...

Yeah, those are the prettiest cabinets I've ever seen in a garage. The car is a knockout, and there are so many amazing drives around that area. Enjoy it!
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 08-03-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By tomfree
Yes - They're less streetable than the RA-1, IMHO...

Yes - They're less streetable than the RA-1, IMHO - softer, and less tread for dealing with rain. Quite a good track tire, and I believe used by some of the NASA classes that require a spec tire.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-31-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By tomfree
Of the current crop of tires, I've driven the...

Of the current crop of tires, I've driven the Hankook R-S4, Bridgestone RE-71R, Falken RT-615K. None of them have 15" options for the front and rear of your car.

The Hankook wear like iron,...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-30-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By tomfree
As someone who has switched to "200TW" tires as...

As someone who has switched to "200TW" tires as my track tires, I do generally keep them on another set of rims like I used to with R-comps.For track weekends, I just put them on at the house and...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-27-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By tomfree
You don't know how many times I've nearly PM'd...

You don't know how many times I've nearly PM'd you to ask for the contact info for whomever bought that car from you. But...No, nope, not going to do it.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-27-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By tomfree
Those of you with fofo roll bars...there will be...

Those of you with fofo roll bars...there will be another track 944 going live some time later this year in my household...so keep me in mind.
Forum: Other Technical Discussions 07-27-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 35,044
Posted By tomfree
For all you fabricators out there, this will be a...

For all you fabricators out there, this will be a "duh" post, but I got my first chance to play with Clecos this weekend. I was down in NC with my LeMons buddies, and we had to make a new lexan rear...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-27-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By tomfree
GLWS! Seriously, I absolutely love the Fuchs...

GLWS!

Seriously, I absolutely love the Fuchs on that car.
Forum: Track Talk 07-23-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By tomfree
This...is the lowest risk way to get in to it. ...

This...is the lowest risk way to get in to it. The only disadvantage is having to build the knowledge-base on the rotary, assuming nobody on the team is a rotary-head. Fresh-ish motor, tires,...
Forum: Track Talk 07-23-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By tomfree
Nutshell of the rules, you can spend whatever you...

Nutshell of the rules, you can spend whatever you want on "safety" - no real budgetary restrictions. Wheels, no restrictions. Brakes - yes, your big brake kit is allowed. 6 nozzle fire...
Forum: Track Talk 07-22-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By tomfree
As someone who actually has been on track with...

As someone who actually has been on track with that bus (Thunderhill, 2016) it was surprisingly competent, and driven by folks who understood it's high center of gravity. There were 2 busses out...
Forum: Track Talk 07-22-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By tomfree
I guess I'd call my self somewhat of a LeMons...

I guess I'd call my self somewhat of a LeMons veteran. Built my first car out of a e30 325e in 2007-2008 with a bunch of friends, ran our first race in '08, won a race in '09, and have been a part...
Forum: Other Stuff For Sale 07-16-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By tomfree
Every time we watched Animal House in college, we...

Every time we watched Animal House in college, we all swore we were going to do that. We were generally a bit too hammered to get to the store for the Captain Crunch...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-14-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By tomfree
I did see that as an option as well, but didn't...

I did see that as an option as well, but didn't see them for that cheap. IIRC, they were about as expensive as the Durametric enthusiast package. I may not have been looking in the right spot,...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-07-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By tomfree
We have a winner! Thanks much. I'll continue...

We have a winner! Thanks much. I'll continue this via PM.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-07-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By tomfree
Durametric owner willing to help reset service light

After changing oil and filter recently, I still have the service interval light on in the Boxster. Anyone with a Durametric willing to help? I know the enthusiast versions are limited to a number...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Cars For Sale/Wanted 07-02-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By tomfree
As someone who used to track a 944, it's pretty...

As someone who used to track a 944, it's pretty impressive what you can cram in one if you're smart.

My track packing list for that car was
(4) 17x9 wheels with 255/40/17 race tires
(2) "track...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 06-30-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By tomfree
Another '86 951 to resurrect

Surfing around CL today and bumped into this:

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/d/hamersville-1986-porsche-944-turbo-951/7150021256.html

Looks like someone either lost interest or ran out of...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 06-22-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By tomfree
I've been collecting some parts and working with...

I've been collecting some parts and working with both shops to make sure we're all on the same page with the scope of the job. It's slow going as my job is not allowing for a whole lot of clarity of...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 06-18-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By tomfree
I'll skip the channel URLs, but here are mine: ...

I'll skip the channel URLs, but here are mine:
- Hoovie's Garage (friend of Tavarish)
- ISSIMI, specifically the Carmudgeon Show with Jason Cammisa
- The Smoking Tire
Forum: Other Stuff For Sale 06-17-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By tomfree
I 2nd that. I had a 2018 CT-7541 for a year -...

I 2nd that. I had a 2018 CT-7541 for a year - excellent trailer, pulls like a dream with a smaller tow vehicle. I was towing with a '15 Touareg TDI.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 06-12-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By tomfree
Good heavens this makes my inner wagon-guy happy....

Good heavens this makes my inner wagon-guy happy. There is something inherently special about the way Audi makes wagons, even going back to the oddball shaped 5000 when I was a kid.
Forum: Track Talk 06-09-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By tomfree
I'm not a member (yet...should have done...

I'm not a member (yet...should have done something about that a while ago), but I may be in for the August event. I'm itching to do some driving in anger.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 06-02-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By tomfree
Minus the valium, this has been my Friday night...

Minus the valium, this has been my Friday night for the last few weeks :D
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