Movers came to haul away some stuff for donation, so I had to vacate the garage. It was raining quite hard.
Shallow scratches are starting to show, but the car still looks great—the bright red literally stings your eyes in direct sunlight. Wet look still in effect!
A surprising turnout for our organised group drive saw more than 20 cars with decent variety from an 80s Corolla GT-S to a 360 Challenge Stradale. Way too many 991 Porsches, but that’s really a testament to how good they are.
I dig the brutally, unapologetically industrial look of my car’s windshield wipers. In addition to having exposed washer hoses attached to the arms, the driver’s side wiper has two pivoting points enabled by two parallel arms of slightly different length.
Heh heh heh!
Cloudy, they said. Rain, it did.
Feels like it has been forever since the Bay Area had a sunny weekend. The stars aligned and I was fortunate to be able to go on a fun little drive.
Lunar year hit yesterday, but a scheduling miracle let me go on a nice early morning drive up the western hills of the San Francisco Bay.
Sorry for the click-bait title. My car is finally back. It had been gone for just over 5 weeks.
Headers finally returned from Fabspeed. The ceramic re-coating took a week longer than expected, and I have now been without my car for over a month.
Sent out to Fabspeed for warranty re-coat. Will demand to know why the coating failed.
7.5 weeks since I left this thing at the car hospital, I’ve counted. California decided to rain on my parade, but a parade was had in the rain. The wipers work and there was enough rain to put out any fires.
There’s a joke saying that “You can never escape the exotic car repair shop for less than $1000.”
After reading various assertions that the Evap monitor on a typical car needs 45-55 mph cruising to clear, I purposely drove on a 50 mph expressway. Seems to have worked.
Thirsty. Father’s Day fill-up on this 12 MPG mistress.
This was the most F355s I have ever seen in one place. We went on a drive a few weeks ago, but I forgot to share photos.
I know you would rather see the pictures than deal with me, but I must preface with some writing as this post reflects on the completion of my car’s restoration.
I had bought my car knowing fairly well what sort of attention it needed. Its mechanicals were mostly taken care of by the super-major service that I gave it in late 2014; there is another write-up dedicated to that. This time I will share the cosmetic restoration that I have been undertaking—OK, I will admit the…
It’s not period-correct, they say.