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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Last couple of weeks I have been knee deep in wiring. My cable sheathing finally came in and I was able to run the wiring from the oil pressure sender and temp sensor to the instrument cluster. Once that was done, I was able to turn it over and build oil pressure. After verifying no leaks, I finished more of the wiring and did a test fire. Vroom! Not bad considering the MAF/o2’s are not hooked up at all. Kind …

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Had this Boxster come in awhile back for some catch up service. With 100k miles on the clock, it was time for some much needed service. Really the car just needed a round of filters and spark plugs, but I did notice the spark plug tube seals were leaking on the engine, so while I was in there, I made sure to replace those. After pulling out the tubes, I noticed the seals had been replaced at some point. Factory …

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Had this 996TT come in the other day for a front CV axle boot replacement. Tearing down the front assembly to get the axle out of the car. She has been broken for awhile. When I got it apart, it was really dried out. The inner end. And out of the car where I can work on it. The axle removal is the easy part. The rebuilding part royally sucks! Since the joint was really dry, I completely disassembled the …

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