Had this 951 come in the other day for a nice cosmetic upgrade….aero mirrors. While it might seem simple to just swap the mirrors over, there is a little more to it. First thing to do is to remove the mirror glass. And the motor housing. This leaves us the electrical connector. It is too large to pass through the hole in the mirror stem, so it must be disassembled using a special tool. Many hacks will just pull the …

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8-21-2014. Car is back up for sale. New owners have too many family/work obligations to be able to make it to the track. Still asking $10,000 with the trailer included. Asking $10k and includes an early 80’s model 7031 trailex aluminum open trailer with tire rack(They haven’t changed the design since then). Trailer is not for sale separately. The car needs absolutely nothing to go on track. Ready to pull off the trailer and onto the grid. Location: Kansas City …

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Had this nice little 981 come into the shop for some manly upgrades. The OE exhaust leaves a lot to be desired, so I ordered up a Fabspeed and got to work. Love the new look of the Boxster. Old exhaust ready to come off. Some neat changes on the 981 that most people don’t get to see. Fiber underbelly pans, and electronic parking brakes. And like magic, the old exhaust is off and I have the new one installed. …

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I’ve been waiting for a fun project for awhile now, so here it is. We sourced a very cheap 45k mile Boxster locally with a factory hardtop on it recently. The car is in need of maintenance, but nothing we wouldn’t be replacing in the process of building a race car anyway. The project will be a drawn out build, starting with a modest track car and using the car while slowly finishing the build to full Spec Boxster Class. …

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Had a really nice low mileage Gallardo Spyder come in for some basic maintenance including oil change. The Lambo dry sump system is surprisingly similar to the Porsches, with a slightly harder to get to oil filter! It’s coming for you….. Getting ready to head upwards. The oil change on the Gallardo coupe is so much easier due to the clamshell not being in the way. With the coupe, you can work from the rear of the car, which makes …

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I would rename this car the Devil Bitch if I could, lol. This poor car had a PO that just didn’t put any money into maintenance, which has made getting the engine oil tight a real pain in the rear. It is one then when you have a small oil leak and then repair it, but when you let it go and then other oil leaks start, it is nearly impossible to figure out where the oil is coming from. …

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Movie quote. If you don’t know what it is from then shame on you. The first part of a 6 movie series (and still going strong with #7 in the works) “It’s all right. I ain’t losing. This fool is running a Honda 2000. I’ll win, it’s all good. Then, me and my dad can roll together when he gets out of prison.” Had this little S2000 come in for some quick maintenance. CEL throwing a possible rear O2 sensor …

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Ok, I am always looking to improve on things….thus the first version cooler will now be designated to the crew chief, along with a “Cool mat” which is in the design/redesign phase. The idea was two fold…..after chumping at Brainerd, I realized that it was a pain in the rear to try and remove the cooler, drain the water, add new ice, put back in the car, etc during a 5 minute pit stop. Thus, we will now have 2 …

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It has been busy around here lately. Prepping cars on top of regular work doesn’t leave much time for slacking. We recently hit the road to run a double 7 enduro in the Chump Car Series at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR). The weather in Minnesota was a welcome relief over the heat we have been having in KC lately. What is Chump Car? Well, I can’t say it much better than the chumpcar.com website: Welcome to the Optima Batteries / …

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http://www.imsporschesettlement.com/ Looks like owners who have had IMS failures will be able to recoup at least a little bit of their losses on 2001-2005 Porsche 996 and Boxster engines. Original owners will benefit the best as will owners who purchased through CPO. While it is a reimbursement rate based off mileage, at least owners will get something back. Non-cpo or non original owners will only receive a 25% reimbursement for out of pocket expenses, but at least that is better …

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