Oh boy oh boy. Last time I saw this car was at Imagine Auto, we did a few things to it, most of which I can’t remember anymore. It was a beautiful car at the time. I think it was parked shortly there after under a tree and forgot about as life goes on. Buttttttttttt. Time to get it back on the road again! The owner tracked me down, towed the car here, and we are getting to work. Over …

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Had this nice little 924s in the shop this week for a timing belt job. Pretty straight forward job, but once I got the car in the air, it was apparent that we needed to replace the front engine seals as well. This car was bought new by the only owner from Art Bunker in 1987 🙂 A few pesky leaks. A And a few more with the timing and balance shaft belts off. Ugly. Yes that is RTV you …

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Had this 997 come in today for a little TSB update. Occasionally after driving, the car wouldn’t start, which was an issue with the early 997’s. Porsche issued a TSB on the problem, which calls for replacing the starter/alternator cable on the engine. No small task unfortunately. The job requires pulling the alternator to get the cable off it, removing the cable from the starter, then unsnaking the cable from the top of the motor to the side of the …

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Had this 2011 Cayenne Turbo in for an Escort 9500ci integrated Radar detector with laser shifters. It is a pretty complex install on a Cayenne to do it without hacking up the interior. Love the new interiors in the Cayenne’s! All the components laid out. A lot of stuff to install and wires to run. First started off in the rear and ran the wire up through the plastic latch housing and behind the interior door panel. The plastic trim …

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70 degrees in KC! Woohooo! After getting back from a great weekend at Renntreffen with the KCWS, Sunday afternoon was spent in the garage 🙂 Got the coil packs mounted, though I still need to tweak the holes on the passenger side so it sits evenly. But I found out they will fit none the less. I will also have to tweak the firewall coil on the driver side to clear the master cylinder setup, but that shouldn’t be too …

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You would think an engine for a mustang cobra would be very easy to find. Yea…..not the case. After the owner tried to source a factory reman from the dealer, and waited 2 months with no response, we tried to find a used low mileage motor, thinking we found one, but that turned out to be a bust as well. Finally Wes tracked down a fresh factory reman motor, and we got it here yesterday! We swapped over the wiring …

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Had a good weekend of tinkering over labor day. Was able to knock out some minor odds and ends in preparation for some bigger work. We hit the brake ducts with some overspray, so I pulled them and got them black again. Mounted all the brake calipers back on the car. I will need to fab up lines down to the front calipers. Val helped me mount the dual master cylinder setup for the brakes. One will run the front …

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Pulled this car out of storage this last week and we started getting ready for the upcoming HPDE event at Hallett. We weighed at last event and still need to get out about 70lbs of weight to be around the class minimum, so we got started 🙂 70lbs is pretty easy when there is still a heater core, some sound deadening, carpet, etc in the car. Out comes the dash and rest of the carpet, etc. And then the blower …

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This has been sitting at the house for some time now, finally brought it to the shop and put it to work 🙂 Gone are the days of wasting cut off wheels and grinding 🙂 Instead, we just plasma cut. Back in the old days, crude metal work cutting was done with an acetylene torch, and is a little hard to cut through more delicate areas. While torches are still used on really heavy stuff today, when a little more …

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Had this Boxster come in last week for a weird instrument cluster issue and to install/activate the cluster’s on board computer, allowing the driver to see miles to empty, average mpg, temperature, and speed limit. While all cars had this function in the DME, some did not come with the control stalk or with it activated, so while it was there, you couldn’t see it or use it. So we took care of that 🙂 The cluster had quit working …

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