Last weekend we spent at Hallett Raceway down in Oklahoma.  Had a blast.  Had some rain on Saturday, but Sunday turned out to be a great day.  The usual antics followed. Most of the crew.  Where is Anker?  Thanks to Bob for the pictures, lol! After getting those dang St Louis guys out of our garage.  Maybe we accidentally kicked Anker out with them? Wes flew to Dallas to pick up a new S2, then drove straight to the track.  …

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Had a buddy bring in his 993 today for an install of an Atiwe steering wheel.  The install took some trial and error since what little instructions came with the wheel weren’t for our model car, and they were in German, lol.  Eventually we got it figured out though: Using a t-30 torx, remove the 2 screws on the back of the wheel holding the airbag on (disconnect the battery for 20 minutes before removing airbag, yada yada). Unplug the …

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Finally recovering from a long couple of days last weekend.  We had a very successful weekend, the weather was great, the turnout was good, and though there was some damage to sheetmetal, everyone went home safe. From a Saturday session.  (working on more videos, but youtube not only kills the video quality, but also limits the length to 10 minutes, so i have some editing to do) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_SIsKx_AZA] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSI-0HV4J0A] The sign says it all….. Some of the GT class going …

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This friday-sunday the KCRPCA will be holding the annual club race and advanced DE at our local track Heartland Park in Topeka.  Sat/Sun will be the sprint races with Friday being test and tune, and spectators are welcome and paddocks are open to the public.  Come on out and check out the machinery! I’ll be based out of Garage 29 providing tech support and will be driving as well.  I’ll also be the impound mechanic for the national scrutineer.  Stop …

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Just in the knick of time for the Club Race/DE.  Had Charlie and Jerry at KCRaceware weld in the cage for me.  I kept putting it off thinking I’d get around to doing it, but I have been so busy the last couple of months, I decided to let the pro’s do the install.  Jerry can really lay down some nice welds.  He did a hell of a job on the install 🙂 We started with a Safety Devices Bolt …

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Somehow  a 1999 MB 320 showed up.  So I did a full brake job on it and sent it on it’s way 🙂  Luckily, the owner also has a Boxster S 🙂 The rears were about 30% remaining, but the fronts were almost down to the metal….somehow the pad sensor light had not gone off yet….odd.  Also, luckily this MB did not require the Star Diagnostics to do the brake job.

Finished up the alternator change in the 911 targa the other day.  Voltage output dropped to about 14.2 which is more acceptable.  Still want to clean some grounds before sending it on it’s way. Removal is a bit tricky….. Out of the car. Removing the shroud. Removing the fan Bunch of crap came out of the inside….. And going back in 🙂

Finished the 993TT project tonight.  Got the belts replaced, and then installed the new Rennline pedals and gauge rings. Had an SP1/SPEC 944 come in for annual inspection and a few minor repair items in preparation for this weekends Club Race at Heartland Park.  Should start knocking that out tomorrow.   Also slapped the headlights in the 911 Targa and confirmed those as good.  New alternator will be here tomorrow, so I plan on getting that installed and the oil changed …

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Last car of the weekend (I hope) is a 911 Targa that was only 1 headlight working on high beams, no other settings work.  It is all about getting a good case history 🙂  Turns out the owner kept over heating batteries (had gone through about 3 of them), then all of a sudden his headlights started to flicker, then eventually the low beams died, then one high beam gave out.  First thing I did was check the output voltage …

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Tackled the 928S4 this morning that was having a full heat issue in the cabin.  After some searching, I discovered that there was no vacuum to the heater control valve (defaults to full heat when not working), which was the root of our problem.  Next I had to figure out why there was no vacuum there when the heater knob was turned to “cold.”  I started by taking the mityvac to all the vacuum lines to try and track down …

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