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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Got the replacement longblock for our 964 project and set about swapping/installing everything from the old motor. There is a lot of work that goes into this stage, but it is relaxing to work on. After that it was in the car and off and running 🙂 Bolting on tins, oil lines, and exhaust. One thing I make sure to do on builds like this is to use all new hardware. There is nothing worse than having something freshly rebuilt, …

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The bad thing about working on the 30-40 year old cars is that it takes forever to get parts. They are not typically readily available, thus have to be special ordered….ugh. While I was waiting for parts, I have been tinkering a little here and there to get the car looking a little better. The red paint job (from the original gold) was sprayed about as bad as can be, so the overspray is horrible. I took a little time …

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Had a Boxster and a Cayman come in awhile back on the same day with the same problem….leaking waterpumps. We’ve seen in a hundred times before, and this was no different. Crappy OE pumps will all fail in due time. A tell tale sign is a leak on the undertray. And the bottom of the pump exposed. And the old pump out of the car after a little work. Then it was time for #2. Same deal, only this bearing …

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After the club race at the Kansas Speedway, I had to take care of a bad oil leak on this 951. The cam tower started leaking last year due to some loose bolts, which I had tightened and gave us a temporary fix. Well, it finally let go completely and was really smoking bad, so it was time to go in and replace the entire gasket. Since the car was due for a timing belt anyway, it only made for …

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