Well, it happened. I ran out of 928 jokes. It is a bit of a sad day for me really. So while I sit and pout, here is some 928 content. This 928 came in for a very severe power steering leak. Turns out the rack was puking out both ends about as fast as you could dump fluid in. So we chose to upgrade to the 91+ power steering pump and line which has a higher pressure rating for …

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We disassembled this car months ago and got it ready for paint and body work. 1986 911 Targa. The plan is a complete restoration/upgrade, then the car will get shipped overseas next summer for a summer vacation in Europe, then returned to the states when they are done vacationing! Pretty damn cool! Initial body work has been done, car is painted in primer, and now it is time to start the upgrades before putting it all back together 🙂 The …

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Finally got the frame back from Probuilt. He had to cut the neck off the old frame and weld on a new section due to the damage. Then he cleaned everything up and got her painted black! In the meantime we found out the story of this old bike, and turns out it use to belong to a customer of mine from Imagine Auto. Small world! Frame on the stand and the rear swing arm attached. I updated the steering …

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This is a problem we are seeing more and more these days with the DOT mandated TPMS sensors on all cars produced after 2008 IIRC. The government has decided that since some people can’t or won’t check the air in their tires anymore, that they should require sensors to be installed in all cars from the factory so it can tell you when a tire is low. The issue is that these are battery powered sensors in each tire, with …

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Had this turbo in the shop for a coolant leak. Seems to be the theme with these cars lately. With a gazillion rubber hoses there are a lot of places for these cars to leak from. This car with under 70k miles has had numerous hose leaks which it shouldn’t have at 70k miles. The passenger turbo cooling return line runs from the turbo to the connection at the oil cooler. Most places would drop the engine to replace the …

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Remember this old girl? Well it has been a slow rebuild while I have had time. When I stripped the paint off the frame our painter took a look at the frame and we found it was extremely bent…..like run head on into a tree bent! That presented a bit of a problem! Here you can see the dent at the neck of the frame. It is far worse in person! With the frame as is, you would always feel …

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New Lift?

Running on a bit of a limited schedule this week as we had a lift start to act up (ok, I should have died under it long ago), so we have pulled it out and are waiting for Myers brothers to install a new Rotary next week. Should be back up to full capacity early in the week!

Over the last couple of weeks I have been scouring the countryside for a decent 99 boxster to build into another customer SPEC Boxster Race Car. After numerous trips and failed PPI’s, we finally found a 45k mile car in Omaha a few weeks ago and retrieved it. I drove it back from Omaha, pulled in the front door and starting tearing it apart. No time to waste! Tan interior is in great shape and for sale 🙂 I pulled …

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Had this 2011 Challenger come into the shop for a Hearthrob Cat-back exhaust install. It all went pretty smoothly, with the exception of the rear hangers which I think could have been designed much better. The stock exhaust is a bit bulky to say the least Front clamps are easy to remove, drop the exhaust from the hangers, and out of the car. New exhaust ready to go in! And the old exhaust out of the car. First install the …

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Had this little Gallardo in the shop the other day for a simple battery change and to open the valves on the exhaust. Battery is under the front bonnet and behind the trunk liner. You can see part if it behind the access panel for jumping the car. A bit of work to remove the cd changer, trunk liner, etc and you can get to the battery for replacement. Pretty standard replacement really. Then it was time to open up …

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