Friday morning I loaded up the tools and got on a plane to head to New Jersey to do a PPI with a good friend (993C2S). Fly in Friday afternoon, do the PPI, fly back Saturday morning. I was flying out of KC, Mark was flying out of MN after business and we planned to meet up at Newark. We would arrive around 3pm, drive to the shop the current owner used, where they were going to let us rent …

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Had this little Saab come in this week to go through the 100k+ mile suspension. No point in putting in stock Sachs shocks when you can upgrade to Bilsteins right 😉 Up and ready to go. First thing to do was to replace the front control arms/bushings/ball joints, so those were removed from the car. Yuck. Definitely an all season car. New bushing versus old bushing (front lower control arm) Rear lower control arm bushing. After that was done, we …

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Installed a full Escort 9500ci radar/laser detector/shifter in this new RS4 this week. Ron had saved an old K40 out of his trade in, but thankfully only got half of the components of the the old unit removed, which meant it was easy for me to talk him into throwing that piece of junk away. K40 has a great dealer program….that’s why dealership’s sell them…..Enough said. Rear laser shifter mounted at the base of the rear plate. Normally I like …

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I think we are about wrapped up on the Chump car for it’s first race of the year. Lot more work than I thought I would have to put into it, but it all finally came together. Had the car up in the air for a day and had a little drip form under the car. Turns out the clutch slave cylinder was leaking. Really glad we caught this now! And new cylinder and line in place. Clutch should be …

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LSx progress.

Got the oil pan and pickup tube installed the other day and the oil pan on. Ye haw. Crossmember is 95% modified, I have to still fix one edge and then we are ready to flip the motor right side up 😉

An odd site in the shop I know, but a buddy down the street snapped off the antennae on his 08 Tundra, and it required a full harness back to the interior to repair the issue. What nice trucks, I love my 2500hd, but this thing is sweeeet. Oh and it’s big….arh arh arh. First thing to do was to start pulling the unit out of the fender. Then move to the interior and trace the line out. You would …

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Oh I’m not really sure where I last left off here. I have been doing stuff slowly as I have time on the Dragon, without much rhyme or reason. My main concern right now is getting the car ready for paint, so there is a lot of prep work to do. Conversion parts are here for the motor, so I will start bolting that stuff together soon. Front panels off for paint prep. I also started getting rid of a …

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The F-75

We figured this old beast doesn’t measure up to a full F-150 with the 200k miles on it, so we nicknamed it the F-75, lol. Got to keep our webmeistro happy so he could pass inspection with the old beast. It came in with an exhaust leak and cracked windshield that failed it’s Missouri inspection (read scam inspections), so we had to get it sealed up before it could pass. A couple of new headers, studs, and a windshield and …

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Saturday Kris stopped by and we finished putting the rear lexan window in along with some support straps to reinforce it. Then we got the battery box/battery mounted up and secured. Pretty decent progress for the day.

This week I started getting the Chump car ready for it’s first race in 2012 at Eagles Canyon. We have a bunch of stuff to take car of, and have also tried to get as much weight off the car as possible. Last season the car had fuel cut out issues at the end of about 1.5 hour stints. We would only get about 10-12 gallons in the tank on refills, far less than it should take. So we need …

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