Only 2 more days licenseless. Hopefully for the last time. I need a better lawyer.
But I do get to drive the car on sunday, which I'm really excited for. Even if its just auto-x.
I'm still working on getting a holset. I think I finally found one. But i'm moving a lot slower than I thought.
With the ring, and Hailey applying to nursing school i'm shortish on cash. I'm also really trying to save for a house instead of blowing money. I'm tired of paying rent.
So next projects on the car will be lower budget, but hopefully higher fabrication. I'd like to get a t5 swap done this fall/winter. Monk is going to hook me up with a couple t5's from middle america where they are cheap.
Then you will all get to witness me struggle through documenting the whole swap. Hopefully will learn a lot in the process, and break as little as possible. End goal is to be under the cost of a 6 speed for the whole swap.
Renting feels like throwing money down the drain. At least repairs/improvements feels like getting something back.
Mortgage interest and PMI (often necessary for first-time buyers) feel the same way, plus you need to keep a rainy day fund in the bank for when the furnace fails in the middle of winter and it'll be $4000 to fix it in less than week.
In the absence of government messing with the market (rent control), on average buying should prove to be a net win in the long run. The big value to me though is the stability and resulting customizability that it offers.
Autocross was cool today. I didn't drive, just coached hailey all day. Im probably biased, but she killed it. Started the day at a 100.33, finished with a 77.26. about a second off Ed in his s2000. And 6 off of an excocet on Hoosiers.
Had a gnarly fuel leak on the trip up. My fuel rail to NPT to AN6 adapter was pissing fuel. Like a solid stream. I had tightened it in with Teflon pipe paste but I didn't tighten it enough. Pulled it all out, lubed it with motor oil. And cranked the ****** down. No more leaks.