An interesting question that came up at breakfast this Saturday. While the blog and company here are mostly Porsche based, we are still car guys. If Porsche didn’t exist, what kind of car would you drive for fun? And you can’t say “Porsche, there is no substitute, because they don’t exist. 🙂 I have a hodgepodge of cars I really like. Of course, I would never be without a truck or 4×4, I love jeeps, so doing a 5.7L hemi …

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Had a steady week in the shop so have only been tinkering a bit between other cars, but still got some good work accomplished. Yesterday Tetanus and I had a battle, a small hole in my ear and my head, but I think I won in the end, lol. I got in all my reinforcement plates in the morning, so I welded up the bulk of them. These plates are to reinforce the spring plate mounts which have a tendency …

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Was tinkering around on the 912 project this weekend and got quite a bit accomplished. Depending on the flow through the shop this week, hoping to finish buttoning up the sheet metal and such and be ready for suspension. One of the things we will be replacing are the weak stock sway bar mounts in the rear. These are known for getting beat up, and the thin metal bends easily, so while we are in there, they will get replaced. …

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I’m not sure exactly what to title the build as, it won’t be a 911 IROC build like I normally have around here, we will blow right past a 3.0L RSR build….hmmmmm. The car will be wide, sporting a 335 tire in the rear. This means we need to go to 11″/13″ fenders. The suspension will be pretty insane. Why such a big tire? Well, because it will be sporting a Jake Raby 993 based 4.1L engine and a G50 …

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Had this one come in to the shop this morning with an interesting running issue….in that, well, it didn’t want to run hardly at all! We initially thought over the phone it was bad plugs, but after I started it, I knew something else was up. Found and issue with the throttle body instead of plugs 🙂 She shouldn’t be jammed open like that 🙂 These electronic throttle bodies will crap out on occasion, but more often we just see …

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I have this 911SC in the shop right now for some other issues, but the door handle on the driver side was broken (lever snapped), so the owner wanted to be able to get in and out 🙂 Quite the predicament when wanting to get in the car 😉 Remove the inner door panel, and you can remove the door handle from the car. This is such a simple design honestly, I’m not sure why they couldn’t figure this out …

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Typical issue found with the 997.1’s is a slow cranking of the engine when trying to start, especially after the car has been driven awhile and is shut down and restarted while hot. The issue is resistance builds up in the harness and causes this power drop to the starter. The solution is a new cable. This project does require alternator, a/c compressor, and throttle body/center plenum removal to accomplish. Alternator removed to get one end of the cable. The …

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This weekend Old Man Kaspar and I dropped the motor out of his 94 3.6 Turbo to replace the operating sleeve for the 3/4th gear in the transmission that has taken a beating. While the engine is out, there is all the other minor things to tackle since the car will be down a little while. We also pulled the front and rear glass to repair some small rust that was starting to show up as is very common in …

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This has been a really long project for this full restomod build of the 86 Targa. It has been here and there getting custom work done, such as the carpet, stereo, etc, finally it is back here to finish setting a few things before sending it down the road. The paint came out incredible, and the polishing detail on things like the targa bar is pretty amazing. The RSR style fuchs wheels look great. I have been playing with a …

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This last weekend we wrapped up the race season for the year and will starting sorting the cars out for next year. We had a couple great events to finish it off, including NASA @ KS Speedway, and WRL @ Hallett. KS Speedway is always a fun event, I placed 1st in class (and 2nd overall in a 27 car field) in ST3 in the first race, but had to quite the 2nd race early when a tire started coming …

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