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Some of My Favorite Car Photographs

Just a few of my favorite things. 1976 Porsche 911S Signature Edition 1986 Porsche 944 / 951 Turbo 2016 Porsche 911 4S Carrera 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Launch Edition (SOLD) John

SecondMoonshot Storage/Warehouse Update #5

While I was leaving the storage unit/warehouse today, I saw a larger 15’ x 30’ unit (No climate control) become available and jumped on it to upgrade my current 10’ x 30’. This will be to store 2 cars but also an expansion opportunity to put some inventory in there which doesn’t require climate control. Additionally, I can clear out some of my woodworking tools out of our garage and make a framing workshop in there as well, giving me about 150 sqft to play with. It’s 2 buildings over and a short stroll from the other unit. The best part is it has TWO roll up doors so I can get either car out without having to move the other car, maybe I’ll drive Goldie more than once a year now.  The reason I only use this facility is the presence of power in all units. I can put a light bulb adapter in the light and plug in my battery trickle chargers and light electricals.  Life is Good. John

Auction Picks - One Man’s Treasure Auction Company, Spring Hope, NC and the Spring Hope Classic Car Show

Back in mid-2021 I had heard about an auction in Spring Hope, NC called One Man’s Treasure Auction Company (aka OMT) from someone I met at one of the JMS Estate Sales. Cute young lady that sold vintage cloths; can’t remember her name but her young son I do recall was Roland, 3 or 4 years old, good looking kid. She inquired on some old T-Shirt I had on and wondered if I had any more to sell her. I sent her some pics of 5 or so, of which she only ended up taking the Rick Springfield concert T-Shirt. I ended up giving it to her for free via a porch-pickup and my only ask was to give me some ideas on some different ways to source some good inventory. She mentioned Stan and OMT and said they were good folks and I should check them out. For whatever reason, I never did follow up on that lead, at least not for 6 or so months later. Zabrina and I were driving back from a visit to Rummage Warehouse in Wilson, NC (a great place in its own right and Bill and team are awesome) on a Saturday night,

2016 Porsche 911 4S 80k Major Service DIY

 Well, now that I have time on my hands, I decided to take on the service work for the 2016 C4S. Dealer would be charging me between $2500 and $3000. Parts and misc needed tools came to about $550 and ended up taking me about 8 hours. I have a Quick Jack which I love and makes lofting the car a breeze.  Service included: Spark plug replacement Oil and filter change Cabin and pollen filter change Serpentine/drive belt replacement Air filter change I was a little nervous taking this on and YouTube, RennList and a few other sites got me through it. Spark plugs were probably the most frustrating part because I had to use some combination of extensions to get to the plugs. Serpentine belt probably took the longest mostly because you have to remove rear bumper, wing, and airbox, but easier than I thought - its like a big lego set. When I removed the carriage bolt the engine dropped a little and was glad I got a bottle Jack to lift engine up again to put it back in. Before I took off any vacu