Saturday, March 29, 2008

Porsche 928 8008135 (Get it?)

Not my car. But it is classy enough to be a Lemons contender. I saw this parked outside of Bull McCabe's (downtown Durham) last night. The NCDMV may not get many jokes but they make the BEST license plates, remember this one recently mentioned on Jalopnik?

Nice work with the stickers too!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Brake Servo Unboxing

The brake servo arrived today. I bought it after posting a WTB message on AudiWorld Forums. I know that most unboxing posts on blogs are more oriented towards the iPhone crowd. So...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

New (to us) Brake Servo

One of the charming characteristics of our quattro is that it has real brake pedal feel. Hit the brakes and it seems like your actually pressing the pads with the ball of your right foot, and calf, and quads and every bit of weight you can muster. That's because there's NO power assist. The servo hisses at you every time you stab the brake pedal. It's almost like it's taunting you.

It turned out that it's a bit more difficult to find a lightly used servo that would fit our car. Eventually we posted a WTB message on the AudiWorld Forms And soon enough I got a reply from an audi fan that happened to have a working (used) model that he pulled from a coupe.

We should get it next week.

Roll Cage

We found a roll cage! We stumbled across it on in the for sale section. It turns out that somebody was parting out a 1984 4000 q that he had raced. We're hoping that we'll be able to drop it right in to our car - which will be good for us since we have minimal access to appropriate cutting/welding tools.

Here are some pics:

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