I lost track. Today I tackled a few things while waiting on uhhhh the correct parts from a few suppliers who will remain nameless. When we put the Forgeline wheels on, the factory spacers come off, but then we are left with really long studs in the rear. For a race car this is good, because we can swap wheels back and forth along with spacers and not have to worry about stud length. But on a street car, aesthetics …

Read more »

Had this 996 limp into the shop yesterday with a voltage issue. Turns out the alternator wasn’t charging properly, and only putting out about 10-11 volts, a far cry less than the required 13+ Not going to make it too far on that kind of voltage 🙂 Stuck behind that stuff is an alternator. After removing the airbox, the belt comes off, a few pulleys and bolts, and then the fun starts. Getting to this point requires a fair amount …

Read more »

Had this 951 in last week for a timing belt retension and A/C charge. Pulling apart the front end to tension the belt. The bottom bolt on timing belt cover was crossthreaded (or too long going out the back of the cover and cross threading), so for fear of breaking the cover, I opted to just tension through the top half. Using a special offset wrench to tension the timing belt. Then it was on to the A/C. A used …

Read more »

A few years ago these came to me due to some internal rattle on a 996. Instead of spending money fixing old mufflers (I think they are GHL’s), the customer upgraded to new Fabspeeds. Instead of tossing them, I hung on to them for some reason. I came in on Sunday to see if I could do anything with them. I cut the cans open and found a bunch of broken screens, etc that had been rattling. So I gutted …

Read more »

Had a friend pick up this beautiful 964 turbo out of Springfield, MO. He brought it in so we could get a good look at it, change the oil, etc. Being a 14k mile car, it is pretty darn spotless. One thing that was off though was the exhaust tips. The waste gate tip on the left was rubbing the bumper cover, and the muffler tip on the right was doing the same. The waste gate was a simple adjustment. …

Read more »

Did a PPI for a friend’s uncle the other day on a local 993 Cab. When it pulled up it looked like a nice car. Put it on the lift and started going through it. Some of the things we look for during a typical PPI: Body/paint work Functionality of all buttons/switches/lights etc on the car, interior, exterior Potential future costs the buyer may incur in regards to maintenance/repairs Health of the engine, transmission, running gear Tires, brakes. I have …

Read more »

Widow Maker Part 3: Made some decent progress on the 930 project this week in between everything else. First I started tackling the rear suspension, starting with the torsion bars and poly bronze spring plate bushings. The side skirts need to come off. Disconnecting the spring plate from the rear trailing arms. And the old torsion bar after the spring plate has been removed. A little persuasion and it comes right out…… Passing out the side of the body. And …

Read more »

Had this little guy towed to the shop from Weston to get it running again after it has been stored for awhile. This was actually one of Bob Hindson’s 911’s, and it has nearly 200k miles on it! A great driver! She wouldn’t start, but a quick diagnosis of a very flat battery was determined, and we installed another unit. Age has taken it’s toll on a few little things like this passenger door pocket. Not a big deal, a …

Read more »

After getting this car back from paint, we tackled the suspension components to firm up the ride and greatly improve the handling. Our kit consists of upgraded Koni shocks/struts, with custom front coilover conversions, larger torsion bars, and sway bars. We also added camber plates to this build. This poor guy gave his money for the suspension to another technician at a different shop who ran away with his money! Such is life, we will do the best to make …

Read more »

Things have been busy with the driving season under full swing! Thanks for all the support!