Making slow progress on the car waiting for platers and such to finish hardware. Finally got all the suspension bolted up, reinforcements welded, bushings and bearings installed, etc. Front Von shocks installed, along with offset balljoints for additional negative camber. Also installed the front RSR sway bar. Tarrett Engineering top camber plates And the rear 930 control arms, adjustable spring plates, RSR sway bar, and von shocks installed in the rear. We have talked about the camber boxes, but here …

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Come stop by our booth at the Body Coddington All Speed Expo at the KCI Expo Center this weekend and say hi! We are out supporting the show and the hard working guys that are making it happen here in KC. Should be a ton of great exhibitors showing off their stuff! We should be next to NASA Central Region and KC Trends. http://www.allspeedexpo.com/

Some oddball pictures I have taken over the last few weeks of things I thought were kind of neat. Had this neat little 72 911 in the shop the other day for a quick oil change. In 1972 they took the oil sump reservoir from behind the rear wheel and put it in front of the rear wheel for better weight balance and handling as people were having trouble controlling the 911 with so much weight in the rear. By …

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Been tinkering when I can on this project. Still lots of welding, grinding, etc going on with various parts of the car. Got the control arms stripped and the new mounts for the through body sway bar welded on. And silky smooth. Almost all of the suspension stuff you will see is Elephant Racing Products, and on the front arms we are using their spherical mounts. Here are the inner races epoxied to the front arms, along with the offset …

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7000 Mile 928

My standard disclaimer: There will be ZERO non funny 928 jokes found in this thread. Don’t want to offend anyone 🙂 Ran into this 928 out at the Lake Garnett Grand Prix. His crank pulley fell off during the day after he had the timing belt changed at Billy Joe Bob’s service, and I would imagine they didn’t get all the pulley’s seated correctly, or didn’t tighten the crank pulley to the proper torque (over 200 ft/lbs). Laid in the …

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An interesting question that came up at breakfast this Saturday. While the blog and company here are mostly Porsche based, we are still car guys. If Porsche didn’t exist, what kind of car would you drive for fun? And you can’t say “Porsche, there is no substitute, because they don’t exist. 🙂 I have a hodgepodge of cars I really like. Of course, I would never be without a truck or 4×4, I love jeeps, so doing a 5.7L hemi …

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Had a steady week in the shop so have only been tinkering a bit between other cars, but still got some good work accomplished. Yesterday Tetanus and I had a battle, a small hole in my ear and my head, but I think I won in the end, lol. I got in all my reinforcement plates in the morning, so I welded up the bulk of them. These plates are to reinforce the spring plate mounts which have a tendency …

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Was tinkering around on the 912 project this weekend and got quite a bit accomplished. Depending on the flow through the shop this week, hoping to finish buttoning up the sheet metal and such and be ready for suspension. One of the things we will be replacing are the weak stock sway bar mounts in the rear. These are known for getting beat up, and the thin metal bends easily, so while we are in there, they will get replaced. …

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I’m not sure exactly what to title the build as, it won’t be a 911 IROC build like I normally have around here, we will blow right past a 3.0L RSR build….hmmmmm. The car will be wide, sporting a 335 tire in the rear. This means we need to go to 11″/13″ fenders. The suspension will be pretty insane. Why such a big tire? Well, because it will be sporting a Jake Raby 993 based 4.1L engine and a G50 …

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Had this one come in to the shop this morning with an interesting running issue….in that, well, it didn’t want to run hardly at all! We initially thought over the phone it was bad plugs, but after I started it, I knew something else was up. Found and issue with the throttle body instead of plugs 🙂 She shouldn’t be jammed open like that 🙂 These electronic throttle bodies will crap out on occasion, but more often we just see …

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