Well, trying to track down a replacement metal nub for the crossmember torsion bolt adjuster became a futile effort.  No one seems to have had this problem, which I find hard to believe.  The solution will be to replace the front crossmember with a good used one…..but not during prime targa driving weather 😉  So my quick solution was to weld up the broken section and grind it back down.  It won't be a permanent solution as I don't feel …

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Hey, I didn’t come up with the name, the owner did! Had a little issue with an 88 911 that was rubbing the tire on the fender under certain corners. My buddy Mark had heard a POP from the front left corner one day, then started hearing the rubbing. While simple and quick to diagnose, this is something I have not seen before, the steel contact washer that the torsion bar adjustment bolt rides on shattered, dropping the suspension almost …

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911 Finished

Finished up the 911 this weekend after getting the new fuel line and associated parts we needed for the car in. Mmmmm shiny! Pulling the intake manifold up to get the line routed underneath it: And setting back in place. And after a lot of lines, wires, and components, the motor is back together and running. Then it was on to the easier stuff. Starting with a blown headlight bulb. Blown is right. Then we had a problem with the …

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911 CV Boot

Oh no, not CV week again! Remember, everything happens in 3’s, lol. The owner brought this gem by for a new CV boot that he found cracked when he had the car stored on his lift. I think people just bring me the messy jobs, lol. Up on the lift and ready to go. And the torn boot. When doing a boot, make sure you replace both boots on that axle at the same time. Take the time to repack …

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First thing I knocked out an 86 911 Targa for it’s 6 months oil change. It has likely sat most of the winter, but with 60 degree weather on the way, it was time to get it ready for the season. Up in the air and ready to go. First thing I noticed was oil buildup around the oil cooler and bellhousing. This is typically due to a bad oil thermostat o ring and/or the breather plate gasket. I cleaned …

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