Since project 997TT is on hold, a very nice 928S4 came in tonight for some service due to a leaking radiator end cap.  We will also be doing the thermostat and associated gaskets, and the oil filler tube gasket which is leaking.  An oil change should top it off, just in time for the nice weather 🙂 Radiator fans out and most of the coolant drained. Radiator out, time to clean up some leaves….. We will be having Orr Radiator …

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Ok, after playing for a few hours it was time to get back to work.  Decided to knock out the rear toe links, control arm bushings, and dog bones. First thing to do was pull the lower control arms. Out of the car.  The center rubber bushing is what we are replacing. There is a trick to getting the bushings out as pushing on the rubber center just pops the center out, but I’ll leave that to your imagination 😉 …

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Have a 997TT in the garage today that we are going to start building into a track beast.  We are still waiting on a bunch of parts to come in, so stay tuned for this build 😀 Some of the modifications we will be doing: GT3 Seats Brey Krause harness mounts GT3 Steering Wheel GMG RSR Rollbar Harnesses Traqmate Install Moton Coilover Suspension (from GMG) GMG Dog Bones GMG Toe Links GMG Solid Bushings GMG Tie Rod Assemblies Fire Extinguisher …

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This was a car I built for a good friend of mine while I was at Imagine Auto.  We started with a new 997C2S off the showroom floor in 2005.  Rick (the owner) and I built this car into a pretty nasty track car, with the occasional street driving 🙂 I thought of this car as I have another project in the garage right now that will resemble much of this build. What we started with: I am sure I …

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Had a 996TT come in today with a failed hydraulic accumulator. Up in the air.  Tall rams would work best as the jack stands sit unfortunately right where you need to be working at. The accumulator is up on the side of the slave cylinder and is a real bugger to get to.  You will need to modify a couple wrenches to get at it.  Once under the car, I realized the accumulator had been replaced before.   A little heat …

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With any luck, we will start seeing some warmer weather.  Amazing what happens once the sun comes out, as the cars start to roll in for spring maintenance.  I think everyone is ready to kiss this crappy winter season goodbye.  While it is still a bit chilly, having the sun out makes it feel a lot warmer!  I really miss being able to work in the garage with the door open 🙂 This was just a basic inspection and oil …

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993 Repairs

Had a 993 in the garage the other day for a few repairs.  First off I repaired the fan duct housing to the heater assembly, and then I went after a metal rattle in the rear of the car. New heater duct installed. Old air duct.  As you can see, the air wasn’t getting where it needed to go, lol There were multiple causes of the metal rattle in the rear.  The car had been in a rear end accident …

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For some reason, black cars, in particular black 951’s have been known to put up a fight with me.  Not just one black 951, but multiple black 951’s, lol.  Oh well.  It was a project that just kept growing and growing as we got deeper into it.  IMHO, the root of everything was for years the car was running 15.5:1 AFR’s under boost after an upgraded turbo and MAF, but still using stock injectors (not my install).  We fixed the …

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Well it was a slow week in regards to the black car.  Sitting waiting, waiting, waiting.  Yesterday afternoon though I got a call that the turbo was rebuilt and ready to be picked up.  So I ran across town and got it, and came home and got it installed and out of the way.  Now I am just waiting on another head to be rebuilt before putting it all back together.  The previous head was unusable due to the exhaust …

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No, not a complete overhaul, but it seems to be snowballing as so many of these projects do on the older cars.  It seems like once you get in there, there are a lot of items that would be foolish not to replace, but the price tag is always a bit of a shocker.  This car came in with a smoking issue from the exhaust.  The longer it sat between starts, the longer it smoked.  So the Dr. went to …

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