This little guy came into the shop last week on the flatbed. It was last on the road in 1981! It has been with the same owner for many years (possibly the 2nd owner), who parked it years ago in his garage. Time to get it running and driving 🙂 Not sure exactly what the restoration or partial restoration will entail yet, that is still up to the owner. It definitely has some patina, but it is a super solid …

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Had this little Mini Cooper in the other day as the fan motor had stopped blowing for the climate control. It is a bit of a bugger to get to, but you can do it without pulling the dash. After removing the console cover, it is found about a foot above the gas pedal. Wes tried to see it under the dash, but I guess his body doesn’t bend that way, lol! Looking up behind the dash. And the motor …

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86 factory widebody 911 3.2L 🙂 Don’t see these everyday! Came in to replace the worn sunroof seals as the metal was starting to show through the felt. There is a front and rear felt seal along with a rear rubber water seal to replace. You can see the corner is worn through. First thing to do is to mark the old seals and remove the sunroof. Once the old seals are off, clean up the old residue. I didn’t …

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Did a Rennline front bumper grill install a few weeks ago on a GT3. The idea is it keeps the leaves and such out of the grills and protects the front condensors and radiators from debris. Front bumper off and ready for surgery Installing the grills and retainer clips from the back side. And all together. I like the darker grills as they tend to blend into the background better than the silver grills do. I think it came out …

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Had this little gem in awhile back to upgrade those 30k mile worn out seats 😉 The upgrade was a nice set of hardback sport seats…..which has now ruined the owner from ever being able to sit in another set of seats ever! A really nice speed yellow C2S Old seats vs the sport seats. And one side done. 2nd verse, other side same as the first! These sport seats are getting super rare to find, and when you do, …

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Wes got the interior handled on the 46 Ford Business coupe a couple of weeks ago. Over the years it had some speakers installed in the back, a little shag carpet here and there, and just aged interior in general. New floor rubber and shiny new mats 🙂 Rear speaker holes removed and recarpeted The blue shag carpet that was installed was pretty bad, so he got that taken care of and looking sharp! New tires installed and she is …

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After a much better year running M030 brakes on the race car, they still weren’t where I was comfortable with. I was still getting some brake fade after running them hard, and while they stopping power was ok, it still wasn’t up to my standards, so I wanted to get that addressed. I found a deal on a lot of brembo calipers on ebay. It just so happened that a full set of GT3 calipers were in there. GT3 calipers …

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Had an interesting project the other day come in on an Audi. Many of the audi’s now are using a multi media interface to control the radio/nav/etc. They place them down around the gear shift lever and also next to the cup holders. This MMI had a protein shake spilled into it, and after everything dried, a bunch of the buttons were no longer working. Once you get it out of the car, it is pretty easy to disassemble down …

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This car came in under pretty bad shape. It has been bought and sold and bought and sold we think because it has had a major running issue. It would not move under it’s own power. Cam codes and misfires on 1 bank. After further investigation we are pretty sure this car was highly modified, then put back to stock after something bad happened with the engine. A few owners have tried to get it running, but nothing has come …

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“It’s just a car.” A quote often repeated by Tom Magliozzi. I find myself repeating this quote many times a week to customers. There is no doubt, we are here because we love Porsches, and we love working on them, we love driving them, some people even love washing them….but in the end it is just a car. Often times Tom would say that if money can fix it, then it isn’t a problem. Just think about that for a …

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