Been tinkering when I can on this project. Still lots of welding, grinding, etc going on with various parts of the car. Got the control arms stripped and the new mounts for the through body sway bar welded on. And silky smooth. Almost all of the suspension stuff you will see is Elephant Racing Products, and on the front arms we are using their spherical mounts. Here are the inner races epoxied to the front arms, along with the offset …

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7000 Mile 928

My standard disclaimer: There will be ZERO non funny 928 jokes found in this thread. Don’t want to offend anyone 🙂 Ran into this 928 out at the Lake Garnett Grand Prix. His crank pulley fell off during the day after he had the timing belt changed at Billy Joe Bob’s service, and I would imagine they didn’t get all the pulley’s seated correctly, or didn’t tighten the crank pulley to the proper torque (over 200 ft/lbs). Laid in the …

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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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