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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Had this Boxster come into the shop on Friday to diagnose a random rear end wiggle when going down the road, similar to tramlining. The owner said it was bad enough it you would really feel it in the seat. With 165k+ miles on the car, diagnosing issues like this can be very expensive. There are so many things that can cause an issue like this on a high mileage car. Recent alignments did no good, and being on the …

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Getting down to the wire with the race at Brainerd this coming weekend. My initial plan was to be prepping 1 car, but turns out I am prepping 2 as we are bringing a second team to the event! Should be a ton of fun. Gonna be a bit of a hell week trying to get everything accomplished, so saturday we got the cars out of storage, and I came in on Sunday to start prepping the 2nd car. She …

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Edit: This was my first early version which has been improved on here: www.rennsportkc.com/cool-shirt-cooler-build-version-2 Staying cool in a race car is imperative in hot weather. An over heated driver can have major mental lapses resulting in making very serious mistakes, and the race track is not where you want to make mistakes. When it is 90+ degrees out, the in car temps for a driver in a full nomex race suit will be well over 100 degrees, and after about …

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Oh the on going 951 headache. I think this car has been here since January with nothing but defective upgrade parts. The custom crossover and header came back for I think the 3rd time now because of fitment issues, and it actually bolts up to the turbo and head now. The wastegate is a totally different issue as it is obvious the exhaust was mocked up without a bellhousing in place, but other than that, it is a really nice …

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Picked up this nice little SC from the body shop a few weeks ago after the owner hit a deer with it. The body shop during their repair found a burnt wire at the fuse panel, so I was called in to fix it. Just a simple wire, should be an easy fix……lol. Well, this particular wire is common to burn up in the older 911’s. It runs the clock, the interior lights, hood light, and glovebox light…..and doesn’t have …

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Get it? Hehe. Had this little C4 come in on the hook earlier this week after refusing to start. I think some hot chicks were hitting on the owner of the car (“Tee hee we like your car, it’s so cute!” or something similar was probably said, because after all, cool cars are “cute” to girls), then he got in the car in the parking lot and of course it wouldn’t start. Well that’s embarrassing. This stuff always happens when …

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I will admit, the blog has been suffering lately. We changed the format awhile back to draw more hits from Google etc, and I kind of lost interest in posting the same repetitive jobs….blah. So ‘F’ Google and their search result algorithms, I’m putting on my tin foil hat and going back to having fun with my blog. I’ll probably make people laugh, make people cry, and possibly even get placed on a hit list or three. So i’ll start …

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