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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I feel like I have been hit by a truck this week. I have so much work stacked up with no end in sight, that every day has been a killer this week. Can’t complain about the work though, we are lucky to have so much support from our awesome customers……I just need to figure out how to clone myself. To get the clutch out with the one piece crossover pipe, the intake has to come off so you can …

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Had this old 996 come into the shop this week for a host of things. I built this car years ago at Imagine Auto, they are all finding their way home slowly but surely. It was a unique build years ago, custom GT2 front and rear bumpers along with a Getty rear wing (I really think it needs a turbo decklid to finish it off right). VF supercharger, harness bar and Sparco harnesses. Kit #071 One of the issues with …

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It’s been awhile again, I made the huge mistake of allowing my lenovo auto update program to run, which in turn killed my internet connection system. After fighting it for a few days, I am now in the complete machine reload phase. Thus a lot of pictures of projects I had to blog about are going to bite it and I will start fresh with a better attitude. I have a history of putting my fist through computer screens when …

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Jan 02 2013 wes Editorial 2 Comments

I love these days with a theme, it really lets you get a rhythm going,  and for some reason the Jaguars seem to come in bunches.  Last time it was three XJ8’s on the same day.  Today it’s X-types.  First we had a nice 3.0 5-speed throwing all kinds of “transmission fault, DSC failure, restricted performance” codes.  We have the Jag DLR software and it shows the TPS isn’t talking.  The Jag is a drive by wire and the TPS …

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