“It’s just a car.” A quote often repeated by Tom Magliozzi. I find myself repeating this quote many times a week to customers. There is no doubt, we are here because we love Porsches, and we love working on them, we love driving them, some people even love washing them….but in the end it is just a car. Often times Tom would say that if money can fix it, then it isn’t a problem. Just think about that for a …

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These have been back burner projects, but over the last month I was able to get the little white 70 finished for Valerie. This is a 72HK1 that I backdated to a 3 speed semi auto (still shift, but no clutch lever to use) to make it easier for Val to ride. The motor is actually the original motor off the orange CT70. Everything came out great! It is really a fun little bike to ride! Powdercoated frame white, along …

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The NASA event at the KS speedway claimed a clutch in this cayman 🙂 These clutches are pretty frail in general, then a little extra added excitement when shifting and pow they fail! The clutch failed in a way that it blew apart the slave cylinder and jammed things up a bit. Since we were in there, I decided to change out the gear oil as well to make sure we didn’t have any metal in the transmission. All was …

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Had this BMW come in with a bunch of warning lights and an overheating issue. BMW’s have always been known for their poor cooling systems, but even after going to an electric cooling pump, they still have issues! Pulling out the old thermostat and behind it the waterpump. You always want to replace these together. And the old pump out of the car. The hoses are a real bear to get the hoses off with the positioning of the clamps. …

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Had this little 930 come through the shop last week as the throw out bearing was making a horrible racket. After further investigation, I found the clutch cable was too tight, which likely caused early failure of the bearing. The car also would not go into reverse, which is pretty commonly caused by blown bearings in the shift coupler. As you can see here, they are pretty much non existent. And out of the car. Knocking out what was left …

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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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Saturday we were at High Plains Raceway with WRL for a 12 hour enduro. Lots of Porsches showed up and the racing was incredible. We were mid pack most of the day, and later moved into first with about a 3-5 lap lead for a couple hours. Car ran good 🙂

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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A few weeks ago we headed up to MAM to run a 15 hour endurance race with the World Racing League. We had a great time with them! A few minor hiccups with some weather, a sick driver, and a offroad excursion that broke our ground wire to the lights, but we brought 2nd home in the GP2 class. Not one of our better showings as we usually win races in the pits, but that is how it goes some …

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1946 Ford

We brought this old girl back from Omaha for a customer. Actually, it got dropped off on us at the track, not running, and took about 8 of us to push this heavy pig into the trailer! This is a really cool car. 1 Family owned car since new! The father bought it new in 46, and now the son owns it. It has been sitting for quite some time, so I turned Wes loose on it to work his …

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