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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Ok, I think I already have decided, but give me some feedback! #1. Same setup as the 935 Kremer. The difference, was no sunroof on the 935, so the line from the sunroof seal didn’t get in the way. I would cut a line in the vinyl so the sunroof could still be removed if needed. The downside is that there would be a black sunroof seal line running through white lettering. or #2 Swapping the 935 hood vinyl on …

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They are all slowly finding their way back home. Kit #071. I have lost track of a few 996 supercharged cars that I built, but slowly they are finding their way home 🙂 There just isn’t anyone in town that has the experience I have building and working on these systems, in fact, someone has been in this car somewhat recently and really screwed some simple things up. A lot of neglected maintenance, so this poor thing is going to …

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Work continues on the 964 C4. I had a few spare hours, so I decided to tackle the front of the motor to get rid of one pesky oil leak we had coming from the front crankseal and the IMS o-ring. Passenger side timing chain cover. A lot of crap has to come off to get to these buggers, and it is easiest out of the car. These weren’t leaking, but since they are a real pain in the car, …

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If you have ever owned a Grand Cherokee, you are probably very familiar with the brake warping issue they have with the front axle. The lack of proper cooling to the front rotors causes them to heat up and eventually warp, sometimes due to a sudden over cooling situation, such as driving through a puddle of water that kicks it up on the rotor. The result is a very shaky vehicle on harder braking, especially noticeable coming off an interstate …

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Since the suspension and alignment was done, it was time for me to drop the motor out so we could have GBOX rebuild the transaxle which has had a few shifting issues, etc. Up and ready to go! And just like that, the motor and trans are out. When I separated the transmission from the engine, I noticed a hacked up clutch fork pin retaining bracket, which I thought was really odd. When I looked in the bellhousing, I almost …

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After lowing the 997.2 last week, we just had to do something with that dull exhaust note 😉 I called up Alex and had him send me a center muffler bypass pipe 😀 You’ve seen this here before, but….well….a little review. No need for a lift, this one can be done on the ground. Shop supervisor checks the welds on the new pipe to make sure they pass muster. Tongue out seal of approval. Just to prove how easy this …

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Got all my parts in for the C4 project, and this is the final outcome 🙂 I really like driving this car now 😀

Had this little 356C come into the shop with a running issue. At first we thought the carbs were out of balance, but after retuning them, something still wasn’t right. Wes eventually pulled the plugs and found a smashed plug on #3. Then he broke down and did a compression test, which gave us a 0% reading in cylinder 3. A borescope was run down the motor, and we saw a severely beaten up piston. So out comes the motor. …

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