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Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 09-15-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,170
Posted By flipb
Bump my thread to see if there is an easy way...

Bump my thread to see if there is an easy way out... ;)

Any shops that are adept with tuning & synching carbs? Maybe a VW shop?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 09-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By flipb
YouTube channel & mk2 Jetta "giveaway"

Shameless plug:

A friend of mine (with a DeLorean, TR3 and a 308) is "giving away" his mk2 Jetta diesel -- restored! -- when his YouTube channel gets to 1,000 subscribers. It's a fairly...
Forum: Other Technical Discussions 08-04-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By flipb
I bought this one...

I bought this one (amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z65DH68) a couple years ago. I presume there are plenty like it still available.

Tip for testing: If you want to know whether it really works, close...
Forum: Fun Runs and Upcoming Events in our area. 08-02-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By flipb
New Cars & Coffee - Vienna, VA

A group of guys in Vienna have started up a new Cars & Coffee event. First and third Sundays of the month at the Cedar Park Shopping Center -- easy to find, at the corner of Cedar & Park streets.
...
Forum: Fun Runs and Upcoming Events in our area. 07-03-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By flipb
Katie’s has been rocking. Pretty much back to...

Katie’s has been rocking. Pretty much back to pre-COVID. I went a few weeks ago. Arrived before 7:00 and got a spot on the front row. Some guy parked his Italian jalopy next to me.
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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 06-15-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,909
Posted By flipb
Reviving an old thread for a new event: At...

Reviving an old thread for a new event:

At Katie's a couple weeks ago, I was approached by a woman who is with the Great Falls Optimist Club. They are trying to recruit Yellow Cars to participate...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Cars For Sale/Wanted 05-28-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By flipb
My family got me this kit for my birthday. Just...

My family got me this kit for my birthday. Just finished building it the other day. It's a fun build! I did the Targa for now; might go back and build it as a Turbo some time.

GLWTS

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Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-05-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 130,414
Posted By flipb
Great pictures, but I can't help feeling a little...

Great pictures, but I can't help feeling a little slighted to see the difference between East Coast Cars & Coffee and those events in California...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-23-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,192
Views: 621,463
Posted By flipb
:lol: All I had was this photo from my...

:lol:

All I had was this photo from my friend. I told him "that's the type of car where you assume replica until proven otherwise"

He did say it was loud, so maybe someone stuffed a V8 in there.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-23-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,192
Views: 621,463
Posted By flipb
Friend of mine spotted this [GT-40 replica?] in...

Friend of mine spotted this [GT-40 replica?] in Rockville today.

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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-19-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By flipb
Just following up: The painting arrived today and...

Just following up: The painting arrived today and it looks great! Here's a higher resolution photo.

For anyone interested, a link to the artist's website (https://michellejakelj.art/).

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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-08-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By flipb
She finished my painting! It'll be a few more...

She finished my painting! It'll be a few more days til it ships, so for now I've only got this photo of it.

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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-03-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By flipb
Yeah, well, there's that too.

Yeah, well, there's that too.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 03-03-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By flipb
Custom commission oil painting (not soliciting)

Hey all,

A couple of weeks ago I came across this post on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/ln0n3f/just_an_oil_painting_i_did_last_summer_hope_you/). I started following...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 12-03-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By flipb
That's a little freaky. I found a couple places...

That's a little freaky. I found a couple places where my vanity plate has been posted by others on the internet, including one where they reused a photo I took & shared on social media.
Forum: Problems, Support & BBS Questions 11-18-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,540
Posted By flipb
Just thought I'd bump this to see if we've...

Just thought I'd bump this to see if we've upgraded the board software to allow this... Would be really useful to set thread view to show more than 10 replies.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 11-09-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By flipb
Did it on faith... was pretty confident it would...

Did it on faith... was pretty confident it would make it into the driveway, and it does. Although it scrapes (and proximity detection goes nuts) if you try to back in.

Incidentally, I've never...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 11-05-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By flipb
Towing is 5,000lb and comes with wiring. If we...

Towing is 5,000lb and comes with wiring. If we install a hitch receiver, it'll strike on our driveway. I'll probably get a stealth hitch so we can put on the bike carrier.

We had a Sonata way...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 11-04-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,987
Posted By flipb
New family hauler

Our minivan was getting a bit long in the tooth and was going to need a couple thousand in work prior to its state inspection... plus, since we moved in August, it couldn't make the angle into our...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 11-04-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,233
Posted By flipb
Congratulations! Do you get to keep the 914 too?...

Congratulations! Do you get to keep the 914 too? :D
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 10-26-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,723
Posted By flipb
Extreme Powder Coating in Lorton did my rocker...

Extreme Powder Coating in Lorton did my rocker panels many years ago; solid work at a good price and easy to work with.

https://extremepowdercoating.com/
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 10-20-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,366
Posted By flipb
Many years ago, Taylor Chapman was based on out...

Many years ago, Taylor Chapman was based on out of German Auto Group on Backlick Road. He moved out to Loudoun but as far as I know GAG is still a fairly reputable shop for other German makes. No...
Forum: Other Technical Discussions 08-24-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,062
Posted By flipb
I should mention there's another variable in this...

I should mention there's another variable in this equation: A moderately strict HOA...
Forum: Other Technical Discussions 08-24-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,062
Posted By flipb
Mitigating Driveway approach/depart angles

Just moved into a new house. The driveway breaks uphill from the street at pretty sharp angles in two places: at the curb, and where it departs from the sidewalk. Photos below.

My wife's minivan...
Forum: Other Stuff For Sale 08-07-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,703
Posted By flipb
5BR/5BA house with garage EV charging in Annandale

Moving a few miles up the road, our place in Annandale is on the market.

https://www.redfin.com/VA/Annandale/7126-Wayne-Dr-22003/home/9639010
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