Got the radiator back yesterday, and installed tonight.  Also resealed the fuel injectors as a couple were leaking.  After a couple of heat cycles, everything appears to be kosher.  Still need to put the belly pan back on, and figure out some clips for the overflow hose on the radiator (must have been removed by the radiator shop accidentally). Also got confirmation that our 997TT parts will be here on Tuesday 🙂

Along with the 928 work, today i finished pulling the driver’s side turbo and the ecu so we could get them sent in.  Nothing too exciting.  The brey krause mounts and alcantara/carbon fiber shift knob showed up as well 🙂  Also made a house call to replace a broken odometer and door contact switch in a 993TT.  For some reason it feels like I didn’t get much accomplished today……..but…..this afternoon was very nice, so working with the door open was …

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Well today some of the gaskets and seals showed up for the 928, so I got those swapped out.  Getting to the oil fill tube gasket requires removal of the thermostat housing.  It is a really tight fit and one of the bolts is a real pain to get to.  I got the gaskets all replaced, and noticed a couple of the injector seals are leaking, so I pulled the fuel rails in preparation to replace all the injector seals.  …

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Well things turn a big turn today.  Modifying cars is always a really slippery slope.  Once you start, it is hard to stop.  Well, not only were we headed down that slippery slope, today we fell off the cliff at the bottom. New additions: • EVOMS Upgraded VTG Turbochargers w/ Billet Compressor Wheels • EVOMSit ECU Chip Switch – Utilizes “On The Fly Switching” with 2 X EPROMS * • EVOMSit EVT750 ClubSport RACE ECU Calibration – 7000 RPM Rev …

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Since project 997TT is on hold, a very nice 928S4 came in tonight for some service due to a leaking radiator end cap.  We will also be doing the thermostat and associated gaskets, and the oil filler tube gasket which is leaking.  An oil change should top it off, just in time for the nice weather 🙂 Radiator fans out and most of the coolant drained. Radiator out, time to clean up some leaves….. We will be having Orr Radiator …

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Ok, after playing for a few hours it was time to get back to work.  Decided to knock out the rear toe links, control arm bushings, and dog bones. First thing to do was pull the lower control arms. Out of the car.  The center rubber bushing is what we are replacing. There is a trick to getting the bushings out as pushing on the rubber center just pops the center out, but I’ll leave that to your imagination 😉 …

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Problems obliterated.

Have a 997TT in the garage today that we are going to start building into a track beast.  We are still waiting on a bunch of parts to come in, so stay tuned for this build 😀 Some of the modifications we will be doing: GT3 Seats Brey Krause harness mounts GT3 Steering Wheel GMG RSR Rollbar Harnesses Traqmate Install Moton Coilover Suspension (from GMG) GMG Dog Bones GMG Toe Links GMG Solid Bushings GMG Tie Rod Assemblies Fire Extinguisher …

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This was a car I built for a good friend of mine while I was at Imagine Auto.  We started with a new 997C2S off the showroom floor in 2005.  Rick (the owner) and I built this car into a pretty nasty track car, with the occasional street driving 🙂 I thought of this car as I have another project in the garage right now that will resemble much of this build. What we started with: I am sure I …

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Had a 996TT come in today with a failed hydraulic accumulator. Up in the air.  Tall rams would work best as the jack stands sit unfortunately right where you need to be working at. The accumulator is up on the side of the slave cylinder and is a real bugger to get to.  You will need to modify a couple wrenches to get at it.  Once under the car, I realized the accumulator had been replaced before.   A little heat …

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