Winter projects are abound. I have been slowly tinkering with the car as I have had time in order to get it ready for next season. Better sooner than later! I was starting to see some abnormal wear in the rear tires over the last season, and figured it was due to worn bushings in the rear. It was time to get rid of those 30 year old bushings and put in some sphericals that will not flex thus allowing …

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Had a little bump in the front while at MAM that collapsed our front shock mount, so we needed to pull that out to get the bumper realigned again. At the same time, Figured we might as well pull out the rear one as well that was still compressed from a hit at Iowa speedway back in 2011 🙂 Got everything pulled, and ready for bumper reinstall!

Took home a first place win with car 54 at MAM in WRL’s endurance series. After having an alternator fail in saturday’s race and finishing poorly, we were able to scratch back to the top of Sunday’s 7 hour race after a first lap collision and brief down time. Sometimes the pit strategy wins it for you 😉

Took a little time this week to work on the oiling and cooling system on the Dragon. To get the car running and basic testing, I had slapped the radiator and the oil cooler in place with the oil cooler in front of the radiator which is not ideal for cooling. I took some sheet aluminum and sealed up all the gaps where air coming through the bumper might be able to go around the radiator which turned out well. …

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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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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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A few weeks ago we had a slew of 944’s come through the shop. There won’t be any for 6 months, then you let one in the door and they bread like rabbits! Of note, we had a 19k mile 1986 Turbo in for some age related items, along with a 17k mile 968. Two really nice examples! A 944T with a fuel leak at the pump, a 944 Auto with a bunch of oil leaks, a 944Turbo for a …

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Been busy working on Car 54 to get it ready for the 12 hour WRL (www.racewrl.com ) race out at HPR this weekend. We raced 15 hours at MAM and had a great time with WRL, the car ran great, the position we got was totally self inflicted. Always next time right! We have had a ton of fun with Chumpcar (and will continue to do so likely), and WRL is a step above that without a $500 performance limit. …

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Todd and I both bought a HUGE upgrade for our LS1 944’s this year. The cars are stupid fast on the race track, and in certain areas of the track, also a bit scary due to the lightweight and high speeds. We decided to tackle that this spring and see what it would do. We called up Kyle and Cody of Brooks Motorsports and had them work their magic. Their stuff runs on the NASA TT3 national champs car, so …

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Ok, I have to get back to blogging on a regular basis. Sometimes the projects seem redundant and uninteresting to me, but I forget others enjoy seeing these cars in various states of repair. We have been in full blown track season mode, daily driver business is rocking, and the performance modification business is starting to pick up speed after a few years of being stagnant with the economy. Vlad the impaler came in for some preventative maintenance before heading …

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