Usually pushrod tubes and valve cover gaskets, right?  The PO had been smearing rtv on the cork and around the tubes to stop the bleeding, but there was a bigger issue that you couldn’t see because the leak had covered the outside of the valvecover in a thick, black, sludy goo: Something made a hole, and somebody tried to weld it…you can see the steel on my bench through the holes in the bird poo weld.  No amount of RTV around the …

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Something I have been tinkering with for awhile now. My grandpa Wilen’s old tool box. Another thing that has been hauled around for years without much love, lol. There really isn’t anything special about this box, I just thought it would be neat to clean it up a bit. Years on the farm and in various garages had it looking pretty rough. It was surface rusted pretty badly, but for the most part was still fairly solid. I’m not even …

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When the supercharged C4 came in for a new belt and waterpump, the clutch pedal was occasionally sticking and the clutch was slipping. We put it off for awhile, but now the owner is ready to take care of it. I could tell immediately something was wrong in the rotating assembly, even though the owner didn’t want to believe it. I quickly shot down his slave cylinder theory as when a slave or master cylinder fails, the clutch pedal typically …

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Tires arrived for the Valdez today, so I got them mounted and balanced! Off to alignment at the next opportunity, then she heads out the door! A fresh set of Summitomo HTRZIII’s

Had a few minutes today to knock out some more work on the Sherman. I am waiting on an exhaust gasket that I stole from Scott so long ago that I forgot about it, before I can put the rest of the exhaust on. The CEP fuel rail and Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator use custom lines which are attached in the fender well. Old lines are cut and new compression fittings installed so the new lines can screw on to …

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Towed this puppy over to the shop earlier this week to reconstruct it. It came as a roller along with a pile of parts in boxes 🙂 I even got almost all the parts needed on the first run. Due to time constraints, it just wasn’t getting put back together by my good friend Scott. Not even a KCWS wrenching session could save it! It was time to either put a bullet in it, or get it running 🙂 Now …

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Had this Pepper come into the shop today for a quick rear brake job. With all the lifts full, it was back to working like a peasant. Special tool required for the rear bolts on the calipers. Normally brake jobs are easy DIY’s, but I don’t recommend trying to tackle these without a good set of tools. The caliper bolts are usually seized in VERY tight and extremely difficult to get out. On a lift you can get enough leverage …

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As mentioned in a post earlier, the transmission showed up from Gbox a few days ago, so it was time to put this C4 back together! Due to the broken ears on the bellhousing, the machining time took much longer than we had anticipated, but that is how some of these projects go. Pretty neat welding job and ear replacement. Back on the lift and the motor in place. Lot of ancillary items to hook up, but the job was …

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Had a busy day today, but we got a lot accomplished. Finished up the Viola 996 project with a new driver side window regulator and sent it out the door. Big projects are fun, but it is nice to see them head down the road too! Wes took apart the Honey Badger and modified the rails so the seat would go back further, and started tuning the carbs. Found a few issues with the carbs and he got them straightened …

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Remember this car? Viola 996. It’s been stuck in the back of the shop for awhile, and the owner is finally ready to take her home. Before we send it off though, a few final details to finish. A box of parts showed up, with one of them being the factory cup holders, and a replacement carbon horseshoe. Pulling everything apart. And after a bit of work, the new stuff is installed. The AC controls are relocated down in the …

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