The holidays have come and gone, a little time off, and we are back at it. We have been knocking out a lot of daily driver work the last couple of weeks as the weather has turned cold, and people have put away their Porsches for the winter. A lot of projects ongoing though, a couple of engine rebuilds, race car prep, SPEC boxster cage almost done, amongst endless other work. While we aren’t experts on everything non Porsche that …

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Putting together a 620hp kit for this 997.2TT PDK car. I love modifying TT’s 🙂 This is the same car we did the Escort 9500ci install on. I love the color of this car 🙂 The DFI motors definitely have the old GT1 based TT motors beat for room to work on. You can actually see what you are doing. Fabspeed x-pipe, Fabspeed headers, billet diverter valves, Maxflo air intake, and custom Evolution Motorsports tuning. Air intakes in place, only …

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I always am a little leery of posting about these models as I don’t want anyone to get the idea that I actually know a little bit about working on these things. The Porsche 928. Insert my favorite Porsche joke here of course: You know, 95% of all 928’s ever produced are still on the road today. The other 5% actually made it home. Har har. Another interesting tidbit. While working on/test driving Porsches over the years and the shop, …

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One of my 700hp builds 🙂 Had this car come in for a bad oil leak. Started out of the blue and was a massive leak. When it came in, a quick peak underneath had me scared we lost the rear main seal, so I got it up on the lift and cleaned everything up so we could see where the oil is coming from. After getting the bottom of the car cleaned up, I could see the oil was …

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Had this Audi S6 wagon come in after a visit to the local Audi dealer for a vibration at 75mph. After balancing and aligning the car, it still had the vibration, so they found a few bad bushings and tie rods in the front suspension. A quick quote for about $2500 and the customer walked. This is not an unusual story with the front suspension on Audis. There are 8 control arms with bushings/ball joints, plus the tie rods. My …

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With the motor freshly rebuilt and running, we were still having a hard time starting the car which had not really changed since before the rebuild. The 73.5 911 used a 1 year only warm up regulator which helps the engine start when cold. Unfortunately, unlike the later model WUR’s, they are not rebuild able once they fail, and finding a good one is nearly impossible. Thus we decided to update to a 109 style WUR like the later 911’s. …

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Had this little turbo come into the shop the other day for a little revenue generation protection. The Escort 9500ci is a unit that we have installed numerous times and I think it is a really great unit. It takes about a full day to install, but is pretty straight forward. Lots of wires to run! First thing to do is to pull the front bumper off and install the laser shifting heads and radar detector. I like to mount …

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Had this big Turbo S project from a few years ago come in for annual maintenance and spark plugs 🙂 A few Turbos in the house. 997.2, 997.1, 996, and 930 🙂 Fabspeed stuff holding up well! Once the bumper cover is off, you have to remove the intercooler assemblies. At that point you can kind of see the coil packs 🙂 It takes small hands at this point unless you want to partially drop the motor, which I don’t …

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We have had this car in the shop for a few weeks going through some age related maintenance. This is a very interesting car. Normally we see 911SC’s come in with a lot of miles on the cars and in typical 30 year old condition. This car is not one of them. This is a one owner, 6k mile 911SC. No, that isn’t a typo. Unfortunately, this throws a bit of a wrench in my plans on how to handle …

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It has been a little while since I updated the 911T post. You might remember a few pictures: We needed to finish off a few things. The body had a few areas that needed attention, one being a few very minor rust areas, and the big thing was repairing a color change that was likely done at Maaco in the 80’s. The car was originally a gold color which would be super cool today, but in the 80’s everyone wanted …

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