Had a few minutes the other day, so I pulled apart a hatch that we need to reseal for one of the 944’s. My process has evolved over the years for doing these, and they get easier and easier to do. I still use a professional glass guy to do the actual reseal as the chemicals cost me about the same as what he charges to do the sealing of the glass, so it is a no brainer to not …

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Had a set of mufflers dropped off the other day for a stage II modification. A nice cheap way to get a better sound out of the mufflers by installing a bypass pipe for some of the air to bypass the muffler, while still allowing some to pass through and keep the sound levels reasonable. I do love days where I can sit and play with the plasma cutter and the welder.

Wednesday Wes and I had “British Car Day” at the shop. 2 Jaguar projects and a cool little Triumph TR6. The V12 Jag had a bad ABS pump, and the replacement units are basically unaffordable. The XJ6 units though are slightly different, but the ABS solenoid unit which was bad are very similar with a little easy modification. We pinned out all the solenoids and the pin outs were identical. After a little work, we had them swapped and had …

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This is a bit off of our usual blog but I know the guys on the jag forums will want to see this and it is TONS easier to do it here and shoot them a link so here goes.. XJS started diving to the right under braking.  Up on the rack we find there is no braking going on at the left front.  First step is to attempt to bleed the brakes, bearing in mind the process for bleeding …

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Had this little M3 come in for a quick repair after the droplink bracket broke off the strut tower. So I put it up in the air to see if the strut was saveable. As you can see, a chunk of the metal broke clean off and of course the drop link came off with it. Now, I’m a little fuzzy on the story, something about “Refueler, Dave, The Destroyer” and “Get A Bigger Hammer, Chuck” using torches, 12 foot …

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About a week back Karl made a great post on the backsory of a sweet little 911t barn car we got in.  She hasn’t been run in a very long time and we’ll document the rest of her revival as we go.  For today, just a quick note on the fuel system. We always get the request to “just tune the carbs because I had another shop do all of the other work.”  That call comes in monthly.  Here is one …

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Got the parts in for our little 560SEC project this week and I got as much done as I could in the time we had the car. We had a leaking EHA valve that was puddling fuel on the intake and causing an interior fuel smell in the cabin. We also had a fuel pressure regulator that was not holding vacuum, and between the EHA valve and this, the car would stumble when first started. Then there were the rear …

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Had this little GTS come into the shop this week for a new set of tires. Pretty straight forward, but the centerlocks require a little more attention than standard lugs do. The GTS is a sweet ride! The centerlocks are torqued to a very high spec, so out comes the 4 foot torque wrench. And after a little work, we had new tires on the rims and everything balanced out. Going back together is a little tricky after torquing the …

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Had this 993 come in for our Street/Sport suspension upgrade. With 80k miles on the clock, the shocks and struts are LONG overdue for replacement. I always tell people I have never once pulled good struts out of a 993….and I’ve pulled out a lot! A cheap unit from the factory, I have seen cars with as little as 20k miles on them with a completely blown suspension. Not to worry though, I always have a solution or two up …

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Had this nice little 560SEC come into the shop today for a few issues. A strong smell of fuel at random times, a clunking rear suspension, and a wiggy instrument cluster are among the issues currently. Once I popped the hood, I found a leaking cold start valve gasket, but I knew if I dug deeper, I would find bigger issues 😉 Leaking EHA valve. This is very common these old MB’s. I could actually physically watch the fuel drip …

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