Had this Jaguar in the shop last week for a V1 install. Owner wanted it hardwired in so he didn’t have the power cable dangling in his way. No problem! This is another powerful car that is a riot to drive. Lot of HP through the supercharged motor. To hardwire to switched ignition so the unit turns on and off with the start button, I tapped into the wiring in the overhead light area. Main harness connector for that overhead …

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If the Nasty Ass Honey Badger were a race car, this is what he would look like. If you don’t about the Honey Badger, you should look it up on youtube by Randall (probably nsfw due to language, unless you work someplace like RennsportKC where anything goes). 2.9L of extremely hot motor. Hot cams, flowed heads, big displacement motor, Electromotive twin plug DFU’s, and some nasty ass PMO carbs to fuel it all! Car had undergone a fresh motor build …

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Had this 911SC come into the shop last week for some last minute clutch adjustment before Thanksgiving break. The car was guttering severely in 1st and reverse. I got in and first thing I noticed was a very catchy clutch pedal. Up in the air it goes. First thing I did was clean the clutch pedal spring assembly as they can get years of gunk in them and start to bind up. Some silicone spray after cleaning and the pedal …

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Had this GT3 come in a few weeks ago for a water leak. It was a real bugger to find, my initial findings were that the lower hose off the pump was leaking around the hose clamp. Replaced it and it seemed to stop. Unfortunately it didn’t last, and the leak started again. The issue was that we are running straight water and water wetter in this car for track purposes, so there is no tint to the water or …

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Had this 997 come into the shop today with a flat tire. While it is here, we are going to catch up on some maintenance and give it a good look over. Turns out the rear tire was completely blown out due to driving on a low tire. With new tires on order, I started giving the car a good inspection. At 48k miles, it is past due on spark plugs, which is now recommended by Porsche every 4 years. …

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So the shops little track ho got pushed into emergency service by a good friend of the shop at our last track event.  He broke and needed a seat for the weekend.  She was sitting cold and alone in storage, had no prep, but he ran back to KC, grabbed track tires I already had mounted, and took off for the track.   As always she ran like a watch, he was happy as hell, and I got Bushmills out of the …

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Nov 21 2012 wes Editorial 2 Comments

A customer brought in this nice little 912.  It hasn’t been run in some time but seems very complete.  She is still wearing the old Solex carbs which makes life a little harder but we’ll deal with it. Whenever you take a car with multiple carbs in for work on the carbs expect the tech to do a few things first.  It stinks to shell out the hours but we can’t skip this stuff. #1 Compression test: He will want …

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So this little X type has chucked its drive belt.  Owner took it to a shop that said it needs a new belt, so one was installed.  Couple days later from under the hood there came smoke, noise, and another chucked belt.  Maybe engaging the AC clutch on the locked up compressor is causing a little of the trouble?  So a new compressor is all we need and she’ll be fixed right this time. Installing the serpentine belt on an x-type …

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After knocking a bunch of work today, I put Squeeks on the lift for a quick oil change and tire rotation….which then turned into new brake pads….which then turned into new front rotors…..which then turned into new brake lines in the front…..which then turned into a new caliper on the front left side. GRRRRRRRR This evening was a giant kick in the balls. I knew pads and rotors were coming up as the fronts have the typical Jeep warpage, and …

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More tinkering. Finishing up the fuel system in the rear, but not much to show at this point. After talking with Todd, I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me to remove the extra spacer from the weltmeister sway bars, so I knocked that out tonight. A trip to the hardware store for some shorter bolts (weltmeister…….uses standard hardware…go figure), and that was taking care of. I did add some longer allen bolts and spacers to keep the system …

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