Now that we have ironed out all the previous owner issues with the silver fox, it is time to start modifying this puppy 🙂 First things up are a lot better exhaust note along with some additional horsepower. First things first. Getting a decent throaty exhaust like a sports car should have. A Catbypass pipe and secondary muffler bypass….ohhh yea. Pulling the old exhaust tip off, it is pretty rusty and ugly. Since we have to reuse this, off to …

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Thought I had a few minutes today to torque the new rod bearings into place on the LSX motor. Never fails when you are doing something important that you get bombarded with phone calls and visits 🙂 I think I retorqued these about 3x each as you don’t want to guess which bolt is at which stage after you forget, lol. The LSX motor takes the torque in two steps, 15ft/lbs, then a 75 degree rotation. Ready to go. My …

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We are trying to track down some sloppy handling on the Mustang right now. We will be replacing the entire front suspension and tie rods to help firm things up. With a car that sat in one spot for the last 12 years or so, and is now 45+ years old, most of the suspension is likely worn out. We got the front shocks in place. Dropping out the lower control arms. The ball joints were pretty worn. New lower …

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We have been watching for awhile now trying to find a good bead blaster. The little cheap harbor freight units are ok if you are doing a few small parts on occasion, but the dust collection systems and general operation of the units leave a lot to be desired. So we finally found a nice quality unit for a good price and picked it up. Pretty much a new unit for a smoking deal! And it’s big. A bead blaster …

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This is why you do PPI’s. Buying a car from out of state can be a gamble. This 911 came in for a PPI, but something just wasn’t right. The car felt like it was running a few cylinders short. We tested every sensor in the car thinking it had to be and air, fuel, or spark issue, but everything checked out. Then out came the leakdown and compression gauges. The results weren’t good 🙁 But…it saved an unsuspecting buyer …

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Wes got the motor wrapped up the other day and we were able to get the motor and tranny installed in the car. We are pretty close to firing the engine up, but got a little side tracked on other headaches today. Maybe this weekend. Getting the clutch installed. And dropping the motor in the hole. Motor supported so we could put the transmission in.

Finished up most of the suspension today, with just a few bits here and there to take care of. Rear sway bar off the car ready for replacement Setting up the rear drop links for the weltmeister adjustable sway bar. Oh yea! Then it was time to ditch the AC compressor and move the alternator down. Old hunk of weight out of the car. And the Alternator out. And the alternator back in with Rennsport’s AC Delete bracket. I also …

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Outlaw 356

This project has been on hold for awhile as we were waiting for the shop that did the body work to come by and go over some unresolved issues on the car. After a month of no shows, we have just decided to repair the issues ourselves. The major issue was the A pillar on the driver side being bent enough that the windshield would not fit without leaving a giant cap in the corner. Wes took care of that …

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Wes had this 996 come into the shop this weekend while we were at Daytona. The headlights weren’t working anymore, which is usually due to the headlight switch, which he was able to replace and fix the issue. Then it was time for an oil change today. I put the car up in the air and changed the oil, but I think we have a bigger issue brewing. Judging by reciepts, this car had a RMS/clutch replacement….but no IMS upgrade/seal …

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Last week we continued on with our 951 track project. We started bending and welding the rear roll bar into place which burned up most of the day. Bending the main hoop. And cutting to length. What we came out with. And welding it in place. I only lost one shoe in this process, but my foot was nice and warm. Today I started bolting the SPEC suspension on the car. Rear koni’s adjusted and installed. And tearing apart the …

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