The holidays sort of killed me on parts delivery, but was able to make a few things happen with what did show up! Since the cylinder and head were essentially junk, we upgraded to a 88cc big bore kit 🙂 New piston, rings, complete cylinder head with race cam, and larger 20mm carb to feed it all. Putting the head together. Cam and rocker arms installed and ready to go on the motor. And installing the piston rings. And then …

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Thought I was done with these, but people keep wanting them, so we keep building them, lol. A buddy of mine wanted to buy my orange bike, which I just don’t know if it will ever be for sale, so we decided to do the next best thing, build another one for him 🙂 Luckily we had 1 more spare chassis laying around, along with a spare motor, so I started putting things together. This is how this little bike …

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Short notice, but just got word of it and was asked to pass along! Local 928 owners will be getting together this Saturday, 12/20/2014 for a little get together. Information I have goes as follows. All 928’s welcome, no matter condition, just bring em out! From Jeff to help out with scheduling! SHARK ATTACK AT THE KANSAS CITY AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM!!! This Saturday, December 20th, all manner of Porsche 928 (nickname “The Shark”) will gather at the museum. This is a …

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This week got away from me with various stuff around the shop and getting ready for a race in Texas, but got the boxster cam pads put all back together and up and running. Now I will run it for awhile, flush the oil system a few times, drop the sump plate again and make sure there is no debris it before moving forward with an IMS replacement. Here you can see the old pads next to a new set …

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Going through this little Boxster before the end of the year. With almost 100k miles on the clock, I noticed some pretty significant plastic chain tensioner debris in the oil filter when the customer brought it in for an oil change, along with some out of spec camshaft deviation numbers, which tells us we are getting play in the chain system as the pads erode. Along with a significant oil leak coming from the IMS area, it was time to …

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Have this little 911SC towed into the shop as it was not running, along for a few maintenance items like turn signal switch, a high idle issue (when it was running), and a few other minor odds and ends. The airbox had recently been replaced at another non local shop because it blew up with no pop off valve installed, but when they installed the new box and installed a pop off valve, it was not done with the correct …

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Had this little 330ci in the shop a few weeks ago for a new clutch, factory short shift install, and replacing the high mileage crankcase vent valve system. There was quite the oil leak coming from the rear main among other areas, so hopefully we can slow a few of these down! Exhaust removed, and getting the transmission ready to remove. I still thing the BMW bellhousing bolts are some of the hardest to get to due to the lack …

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Last couple of winters has been kind of hard on the old Jetta TDI in the mornings when it is near zero outside. As the TDI’s age, they have a harder time starting in the freezing temperatures, so adding an inline coolant heater is a great way to warm the car up before starting. Up north, block heaters and circulating tank heaters are a common item found on cars, but down in Kansas, we don’t see them as much. Been …

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Had this BMW X5 with the 4.4L motor come in this last week with a squeaking noise from the front of the engine. Luckily the owner is on top of stuff like this, and caught this early as it was the bearing in the waterpump starting to make noise. After pulling the belt, the pulley was starting to get play in the bearing, so it was time to replace! Not bad for 135k miles on the original pump! Can’t say …

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It is time for #59’s purpose in life to change a bit. While a decent little HPDE car, this little 944 is destined for something better. It was built about 5-6 years ago and has been a reliable little tank, but time to turn this car into an GP1 class World Racing League car (www.racewrl.com). It will compete in long endurance racing from 12-24 hours. First thing to do was to strip the Brumos theme and go clean. There is …

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