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Quick Vid: My 912E Runs!

Bradley Brownell September 27, 2016 Quick Pics

A week or so ago, I mentioned that I’d picked up a 912E project car. Well, this weekend I had some time to really dig into it and see what was wrong. I knew that it would crank, but wouldn’t fire, so the issue is either fuel or spark. The easiest thing to do is check spark plugs, so I pulled them out and cranked, and they all fired. Cool. Next up is fuel. Turn the ignition on, and there’s no sound of a pump priming.

Okay, so it’s the fuel pump. I drained the tank and checked inside for debris, looks clean as a whistle. Removed the pump and bench tested it, it kicks right on and flows just fine. Pump back in, fuel back in, jump the fuel pump on with a spare battery and kick on the car. It stumbles at first, but settles into a nice idle. Betcha dollars to donuts it’s a DME relay.

So yeah, I have a Porsche and it makes Porsche noises (well, Volkswagen noises). As a friend recently said, “Nearly impossible to kill a stock Type IV. Also, to enjoy it.” Truer words have never been spoken.

 

 

Hooniverse Motorsport News For September 26th, 2016

Bradley Brownell September 26, 2016 Motorsports

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This was another relatively slow weekend in the motorsport world. Last weekend was loaded with stuff to watch, but this weekend was a little lacking. There was Super Formula at Sugo, a bit of NASCAR, some European Le Mans at Spa, MotoGP at Aragon, DTM at Budapest, WTCC, VLN, SCCA Runoffs, Trans Am, and Nissan Micra Cup. Better than nothing, but it’s easy to see that the season is winding down to a close for 2016.

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am also hosting a new motorsport podcast these days…

Super Formula In Sugo

NASCAR gets Loud(on)

ELMS Has Relaxing Spa Day

MotoGP Speaks Spanish

DTM Is Hungary For A Champion

WTCC Gets Some Chinese Takeaway

VLN Back For More Nurburgers

Trans Am At VIR

Nissan Micras Climb The Mont

SCCA Runoffs

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 130 – Put A Little Smile In Your Voice

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We mentioned last week that we were going to try something new, so here it is, the first ever double-episode week. We released an almost completely Q&A episode on Tuesday, because our awesome listeners keep asking great questions and asking for more content. we have also heard from folks that they want shorter episodes. We’ve listened to both groups and have moved to a shorter episode model with twice as many episodes. That’s more content for you if you want it, and shorter episodes for those who lead busy lives.

In episode 129, we have a few listener questions from Facebook, then we answer a few of the questions that were on the Hooniverse Facebook page, in effect *stealing* them. As usual, we go off on a few tangents and rants and you might like it. Give it a try.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Been Caught Stealin’

In episode 130, we have our traditional format Friday episode with Cam, Jason, and Brad going through their Three Ds, some oddball trivia, discuss #ConfiguratorFun for the first time in months, Jason went shopping for a Porsche, and has been inspired, Brad was in Texas driving the new 718 Boxster and Cayman.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Put a Little Smile in Your Voice

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The DFL Show: Episode 13 – Huge In Asia

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On this week’s episode, Brad, Duncan, Eric, and Pat are here to discuss the various goings-on of the motorsport world. We’ve got race recaps from WEC and IMSA rounds in Texas, Indycar and PWC rounds at Sonoma, F1 in Singapore, Supercars at Sandown, Blancpain, NASCAR, BTCC, GRC, Drag Week, IT’S ALMOST TOO MUCH!

Mike Shank has a new deal with Acura. Duncan has a new deal with Asian Le Mans. We answer some listener questions, Eric has a quiz, we give our awards, and we talk about what’s coming up next weekend. That’s a show!


The DFL Show – Huge In Asia

Check out our Twitter, and our Facebook pages. As always, we’d really appreciate it if you would rate us on iTunes, share us with your friends, and maybe if you’re feeling nice, interact with us on those social medias. If you prefer your recaps in written form, make sure you check out my motorsport news posts every Monday here on Hooniverse.

Hooniverse Motorsport News For September 19, 2016

Bradley Brownell September 19, 2016 Motorsports

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As slow as last weekend was, this weekend could not have had more action if they tried. There was Formula 1, IndyCar finale, Pirelli World Challenge, Supercars, NASCAR, TCR, Blancpain, BTCC, GRC, etc. And sadly I missed most of it, because I was in Austin for the WEC and IMSA rounds in Texas (thanks to Porsche, I’ll be covering the event for FlatSixes.com). Oh, but they were so great, and well worth it.

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am also hosting a new motorsport podcast these days…

Formula 1 Sings

TCR Plays Backup

WEC & IMSA Share A Hot Date

IndyCar & PWC Head To Wine Country

Supercars @ Sandown

NASCAR Goes For A Deep Dish in Chicago

Blancpain Endures The Nurburgring

BTCC Finds Silver

GRC Hears The Blues a’callin’ Tossed Salad & Scrabled Eggs

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 128 – MGB Fundraiser

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I literally don’t remember what we talked about in this one. I’m tired and hungry/angry (hangry) after a day of strange flights to get from Reno to Austin for the Lone Star Le Mans weekend. I’m here on assignment for FlatSixes.com, and I’ll be driving the new Boxster/Cayman, so look for that to publish soon. In the meantime, you may notice that this episode with Jason and Cam and I is a little shorter than normal. That’s by design. We’re moving to a two-episodes per week format, with our normal Friday slot as well as a Tuesday post (not specifically on Hooniverse, though the Tuesday episode will be included in our Hooniverse Friday post.).

Anyway, I’m going to bed. Hope you enjoy this, and keep an ear out for the Tuesday show wherever your Podcasts are downloaded from.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – MGB Fundraiser

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Quick Pic: My Newest Porsche Is Inbound

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The newest addition to my collection of misfit German cars is a 1976 Porsche 912E. Why? Even I’m not sure. The color is wonderful, and it has a “Goonies Never Say Die” kind of plucky attitude to it, and it was a bargain I couldn’t afford to pass up.

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The DFL Show: Episode 12 – Just Austin Things

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This week on The DFL Show, Eric is busy with Drag Week things, Stef is busy with Jalopnik things, and Duncan is busy with Professional Racecar Driver things, so its just Patrick and Brad talking at you this week. We have not really that much racing to cover this week, but somehow make an hour out of it anyway. Listen along and tell us what you think in the comments below.

There was Super Formula, Indy Lights finale, DTM at the Nurburgring, MotoGP, Goodwood, Drag Week, Andy Lally being a looney toon, and a few listener questions. No quiz this week because we don’t have an Eric to administer one. We spend some time discussing the death of dirt track racer Shane Unger, which as expected is uncomfortable. And as always we end out the show with our weekly awards and discuss what we’re watching next week. In case you didn’t know, Stef and Pat and Brad will all be at COTA for the Lone Star Le Mans weekend. It should be good. If you’re there, hit one of us up on social media, and say hi.


The DFL Show – Just Austin Things

Hooniverse Motorsport News For September 12, 2016

Bradley Brownell September 12, 2016 Motorsports, The News!

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This was a bit of a down weekend, as there was not a whole lot to watch in terms of racing action. There was some vintage stuff at Goodwood, an Indy Lights championship was settled, GT Open, Stock Car Brasil, Super Formula, DTM, MotoGP and NASCAR. Okay, there was a bunch of racing, but was there anything really interesting? Let’s find out together.

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am also hosting a new motorsport podcast these days…

Super Formula Back At Okayama

NASCAR Back At Richmond

Indy Lights Championship Decider At Dry Lagoon

MotoGP Nowhere Near San Marino

DTM Has Nurburgers

GT Open Spielberg Film Festival

Andy Lally Tries For Street Luge World Record

Goodwood Video Explosion

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 127 – ‘Stanger Things

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Cam, Jason, and Brad are on the Skype chat to discuss some things on this episode. Cam took his Mustang to Virginia Beach for the weekend to celebrate the holiday. Brad has officially (as in during the episode) become the owner of a 1976 Porsche 912E. Jason wants to remind you that you should go check out his Sharkwerks GT2 video on YouTube.com/TheHooniverse.

This week’s topics include: 3 D’s, road trips, mustangs, Porsches, driving, humble Brad-ing about Instagram, DWA branded socks, Cam’s bike, Cam rags on Hyundais, Brad put a cylinder head on his Toyota, Jason still hasn’t really done any Mustang stuff.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Stanger Things

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