Yea, that title sucks. Curse you Google! My Title: “The Widow-maker: Part I” Last week I got the 965 over to alignment and Todd knocked it out for me in no time. Then it was due some easy road time, and final tuning after everything was broken in. Friday afternoon, she headed home to SE Kansas 🙁 Pure awesomeness! While we were sad to see this puppy head down the road, something just as good was left in it’s place. …

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Had a very nice visit from Hayden Burville (Windrush Evolutions, AKA Wevo) on Thursday. He had picked up a nice 1965 356C project car in New York and was driving back to San Fransisco! He was running on old tubed tires and so he had a set of tires drop shipped to the shop. Wes got all the old tubes out and the old tires off, and got the new stuff mounted. Hayden was also having a fueling issue with …

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Spent the last couple of evenings working late on the chump car. Making good progress! Pulled the dash out to remove the HVAC junk out, and allow for us to start mocking the cage into place. Next we will build a firewall blockoff plate. Removal of the steering lock is pretty easy, drill a hole in the bottom of the ignition assembly and pull out the spring. Then we rounded up a ton of stickers we had laying around and …

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Got the new seat and mounting bracket in this week for the BMW. Removal of the old seat and install of the new seat was pretty uneventful. Except for lifting the old seat out….HEAVY! Mounting the slider to the Corbeau seat. And installed in the car. Now we can start marking mounting points for the cage and get that built.

Had this little Boxster come through the shop after 6 years of storage. The owner was coming back to the states and needed his car back in running shape 🙂 We gave it a good look over and found a few minor things here and there. The storage unit was starting the car every so often, and they had to jump start the car and crossed the battery terminals. All of a sudden the radio didn’t work. Luckily it was …

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Before heading down to Hallett last week, the GT3 came back in for a little upgrade. Since we needed to flush the brake fluid anyway, we decided to go ahead and install stainless steel brake lines at the same time for a firmer brake pedal. At the same time, we had some new hoosiers to get mounted up as well. Old stubborn brake lines. Every line came off easy except for the last one! Sometimes the Porsche brake line fittings …

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In between events, we sprung a fuel leak on the 964 C4. The fuel cell was leaking near the connections to the fuel pump, so I pulled it out to repair. Once I got the tank out of the car, I ran into a bit of a snag. First, there were zero markings on the tank identifying the manufacturer. This makes ordering replacement parts impossible. Second, there was not safety ratings on the tank, or date of manufacture, etc. This …

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Title: “Talking about a bunch of shop work…A big ol’ pile of shop work…Seven to three…..Three to eleven….Eleven to seven” Google searchable? Totally not. Thursday: Drive to MN to get chump car Friday: Drive back. Pick up lumber, finish up a few things at the shop. Drink beers Saturday: Work on Jim (a super beetle) with good friends. Jim runs like a champ, then doesn’t….bad fuel pump. Meh, it’s a VW. Drink more beers. Sunday: Arghhh Sunday. Shop work. Reinforcing …

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My title: Misfires, misfires, oh my! (totally not Google searchable). Actual title….maybe. Had this 997 limp into the shop the other day with a horrible misfire and flashing CEL. When the CEL flashes….yup it’s bad. Typically a really bad misfire, which I confirmed on the #1 cylinder. Up in the air she goes. It was funny, not 30 minutes before that I was talking with a customer over the phone about how it was somewhat hard to see coil packs …

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Ok, who the heck is going to Google search Car 54 anyway. To heck with that. We got out the paint brush the other day and gave Car 54 a makeover. At the race down at Eagles Canyon, the front fender got smashed in by some totally irresponsible driver. I’m not saying they were from “our team” or from “another team”, but the fender is bent. I think it was the last straight panel on the car. The paint products …

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