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What is autocross? Autocross is a friendly form of competition where a person navigates their car through a predetermined course defined by cones, similar to a racetrack layout. It is not hard on a car and is a great learning tool that teaches quick reaction and car control, all while having fun! The Kansas City Region PCA is holding their annual “Ladies Only” autocross at the Ameristar Casino parking lot this Sunday! This has always been a great hit in …
On to different projects 😉 Selling my personal CT70, which was the first Trail 70 resto project I did. Complete frame up resto-mod build. Everything is essentially brand new or rebuilt. Has about 30 miles on since the resto was completed. Sports a new Lifan 125cc engine with a 4 speed manual transmission which will do about 60mph with the current sprocket sizes. Frame is painted YS019 orange, with black powder coated fenders, bars, etc. Great little bike to ride! …
Had this 2004 in the shop a few weeks ago due to a bad clutch, so we took the opportunity to go through the car (70k miles) and get everything up in tip top shape. Gotta laugh, but the owner’s son has killed two clutches in spectacular fashion with their cars, so now he has earned a nickname 😉 It’s all good, stuff happens, and with 70k on the clock, it was nearing replacement anyway. Since I knew we would …
Have this Boxster in this week for a 120k service, but these higher mileage services always seem to turn into a more extensive repair than expected. Probably not included in the dealer 120k service list, but at the major services every 60k, I like to drop the sump plate and inspect what is going on. This not only gives me a good idea of if the oil change intervals are where we want them (by the amount of staining/sludge in …
A little project I have been working on in my spare time. We tore down a spare 2.5L engine we had and are refreshing it for a backup motor for the SPEC Boxster. This was a motor we ran for a season before pulling out of the car. Everything looked great in the engine, so we didn’t have to do any major surgery or component replacement such as an intermediate shaft. Crankshaft carrier receiving new bearings. And assembled with bank …
Oh boy, so many blogs to post, so little time! This was a project in the shop last week. A nice little Booster S with about 50k miles on the clock. Owner has already done the IMS bearing, but wanted to get the chain tensioner pads replaced as we are seeing them fall apart on a regular basis now She was pretty dirty and oil underneath from a few various oil leaks and a previous seeping IMS/RMS. And a leaking …
We had a good but wet weekend at the formula one track Circuit Of The americas in Austin last weekend. Had not been on this track before, but what an amazingly smooth track. A couple of laps off the Go Pro…. A little faster on Sunday.