A few posts ago I had talked about a convertible top problem on a 996. There were 2 issues, the first being the latch mechanism that kept running in circles, and then the passenger side flap was slightly out of time with everything else, cause it to hang up slightly when the top was opened. I finally got the latch trim piece in so repair was underway. The new piece.  The tip has to operate the microswitch, if it is …

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Finally got around to installing the GMG headers and center muffler section on the GT3RS. Overall differences in weights were minimal. The OE headers/cats were sighly lighter than the GMG headers and the GMG center section was lighter than the OE center section slightly.  The sound at idle is slightly louder, but very civil.  The sound at 4500rpms when the valves open on the stock mufflers, is incredible!  Getting started:  We also have a set of quad laser intercepters to …

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Maytag Man?

Lol, once in awhile I have to put the cars away and do some work around the house. There are certain things I am good at, and certain things I am not good at. Typically home type projects fall into the latter category, and I am usually too stubborn to call someone who knows what the hell they are doing. But I figured, hey a laundrenator can’t be that hard to fix! About 6 years ago, the switch that tells …

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Been too busy to blog, but here is a weekly update! Last weekend was spent with good freinds running the KC BMW DE down at Hallett Raceway. I was lucky enough to get the project GT3RS out for some laps, and also instructed a student in his 2010 GT3RS and had a blast. What a great weekend. Al in his 996 GT3 chasing the pumpkin. Dave in his 997 Jim and Bryan going at it solo! Had a 996 in …

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New exhaust manifold showed up and I was able to get everything installed and got it back on the road.  No more leaks 🙂

GMG exhaust arrived today for the RS, so next week we should start the install on that. Also swapped over the traqmate into the RS from the 997TT. Went with a little more direct install route this time for simplicity of wiring. Basic setup is the same, though I mounted the camera to the rollbar this time to see how that works.

Took the time on wednesday to tear apart Squeaks to replace the broken exhaust manifold studs.  Only had to cut off one bolt on the down pipe, so I was happy with that.  Could have been a lot worse.  The downside of working on a vehicle that has seen daily use for the last 11 years in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Kansas year round is dealing with the rust issues on all the fasteners. The exhaust manifold studs luckily came …

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Yup, the big Ogre.  About as dirty as one too, but after all it is a Jeep 🙂  Had an issue with the front left caliper locking up.  Decided it was best to put in new brake lines and new calipers.  The brake lines cost more than the calipers, as did the core charge on the calipers, lol.  Got to love cherokee parts.  Ended up getting everything installed, flushed and bled the brakes, but are still getting an initial lockup …

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GT3RS Project

Been so busy lately we haven’t had time to play with the RS at all. Tonight it ended up in the garage for some minor upgrades. We installed new Porsche pedals, Traqmate, and changed the oil. Next week hopefully the GMG exhaust will be here and we can installthe laser intercepters and hardwire the V1. GMG wheels are on it, and the black sticker package will be done soon. First was to change out the center consol lid to an …

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I have been banging away to get his engine done and ready to go for a race next week. Rolled in the rod bearings yesterday and found an interesting discovery that someone had put in ARP rod bolts in the motor. Interesting Rod bearings ready to go in. About done. Rod bearings done, head on, oil pump resealed, oil cooler housing cleaned and installed, AC delete bracket installed. Next was to reseal the cam tower. Tomorrow the only left to …

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