Aaron dropped off his 968 the other day so we could repair the outer door handle on the driver side. Couple things can fail in these door handles, but in this case, it was the trigger. Trigger not happy. Normally I work through the small opening in the door after pulling out the handle. To do so though typically requires you to work the trigger of the handle while pulling out of the door. Unfortunately, with a broken trigger, that …

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After we got the motor transplant done in this Boxster, the owner later mentioned his wheel bearing was making noise in the rear as well. DOH! We were just in there and had everything apart, but that’s how it goes sometimes 🙂 Take care of the big things first. So yesterday I took that side down and pulled out the bad bearing. Typically with the new sealed wheel bearings, they will exhibit a growling noise rather than having play in …

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Had this little guy back in the shop over the weekend for some quick repairs. First thing we wanted to take care of was the Camaro stance. You know, low in the front, and jacked up in the rear! Do not mistake this for the “Camaro Cut” which is a Mullet hair cut that screams “all business in the front, and party in the rear” Rear collars about as high as possible. Special tools to turn these babies down. Then …

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The doctor made a house call the other day, unfortunately, this patient was too far gone to save on site 🙁 I think this one has had a yellow CEL light on the dash for some time now, and it started running rough to the point where it wouldn’t move at all. I pulled down the codes and received a screen full of fault codes, about 12 in all. Typically plugging in the computer and getting a fault code is …

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Last week we got Chumper finally finished. It has been a long road getting this car ready, but it finally came together. At least for a little while 🙂 After running the car at MAM to see what we had, we brought it home and starting finishing off the front half of the cage. Nascar style door bars make entry/exit very easy. We finished up a few odds and ends like the electrical system for the cool suit. And the …

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Remember this project? I sort of do, lol. I am finally getting caught up on some things at the shop. With temps in the shop about 100 degrees this week, it has been tough, but it was a good week for overall progress on a bunch of cars. After fighting the back dated lines for a few days, I gave up and ordered a line from B&B, along with their wastegate dump pipe. I have learned a lot of installing …

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This ongoing project is…well….on going 🙂 While I am on the eternal wait for parts for other projects, I took the time to get started on the interior of this car. We are tackling some of it, and an interior shop is tackling the seat recover and carpet, etc. First thing was to finish up the rear end though. We got in new taillights, so I tackled that install first. The sealant used is Butyl tape for bonding the lights …

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I know I know. We are so backed up right now, my blogging has come to a halt for the time being. Right now it is cool in the office and about 100 degrees in the shop, so at least I can get something productive done while staying cool 🙂 Last week in between prepping chump cars and other odds and ends, we finished up the Boxster motor swap. With the used motor we were putting in, we went ahead …

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SOLD Listing this for a customer of mine. He bought the car awhile back and has too many cars, so this needs to go. Asking $40k (no title). He has $58k in the motor alone. Engine has 4 laps on it, fresh tranny has zero. Car was last set up by Darren Law and I believe Graham Rahal has some seat time in it. I do have a .pdf of the dyno sheet when the motor was done. Location: Kansas …

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This last weekend we hauled the car up to MAM for the BMW HPDE so we could get some seat time and check the car out in regards to reliability and what we had. Everything went smoothly, so we should be good to race in two weeks in Colorado. We did have a wiring issue with the gauge cluster cutting in and out, which I think I isolated to a bad ground wire. Today I ran a new ground, and …

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