A few weeks ago we headed up to MAM to run a 15 hour endurance race with the World Racing League. We had a great time with them! A few minor hiccups with some weather, a sick driver, and a offroad excursion that broke our ground wire to the lights, but we brought 2nd home in the GP2 class. Not one of our better showings as we usually win races in the pits, but that is how it goes some …

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1946 Ford

We brought this old girl back from Omaha for a customer. Actually, it got dropped off on us at the track, not running, and took about 8 of us to push this heavy pig into the trailer! This is a really cool car. 1 Family owned car since new! The father bought it new in 46, and now the son owns it. It has been sitting for quite some time, so I turned Wes loose on it to work his …

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Seems like we will work on just about anything around here, lol. I dunno, the Porsche projects have been fairly repetitive, so there hasn’t been anything we haven’t seen on the blog a dozen times before. Had the new Cayenne Turbo in last week for an Escort 9500ci radar system install, along with some secondary cat bypass pipes. New radar detector head and dual laser shifter heads installed in the grill. Rest of the integrated system I forgot to take …

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Aug 25 2014 porschedoc BMW No Comments

Had this little BMW in the shop this week for a laundry list of maintenance items that it needed to be caught up on. A pile of suspension parts ready to refresh the car! Bilstein HD shocks, new upper mounts, all new rubber, reinforcement plates, etc. Rear shocks in place. And front shocks in as well. Also on the list was to replace the front belts, tensioner, and rollers to get rid of some pulley noise. New main accessory belt …

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Jeep JK Upgrades

Wes just finished up a project for a customer on his brand new Jeep JK Wrangler. Driven pretty much straight from the dealer to the shop for upgrades! 134 miles on the clock 🙂 First thing to do was to get rid of those stock tires. Itty bitty. And replace with something more suitable! In order to fit the wheels, 2″ spring spacers and longer shocks were installed as well! Here you can see the spring spacer on top of …

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PTE Miata Prep

Hoping to get another racer into the mix here, so we are getting his new to him miata prepped for some track time! It was a really solidly built car, but just needed a few things to finish it off. A miata, while not overly quick in a straight line, is a really fun quick entry level track car with a very low consumables cost. A great way to get started! First thing to do was to rip some unneeded …

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Took some time last weekend to repair the leaking longitudinal slave cylinder on Valerie’s 964. It has had a slow leak for awhile now, occasionally the 4wd light would come on when driving, so it was time to tackle it. Parts have been here for awhile, just no time. The Longitudinal slave cylinder controls the amount of power to the front wheels from the transmission. They are quite expensive, but ninemeister IIRC, has finally sourced the seals to rebuild the …

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Had this pair of Cayenne Turbos come in to swap hand controls around for the owner. Old one is getting traded in, and the new one, straight from the dealer, needs controls, so swap from the old to the new, and done! The hand controls allow the owner to operate the vehicle without the use of his legs. It is a very simple system, push on the hand control for brake, and twist the throttle like a motorcycle for the …

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Friday we headed up to MAM for fast fridays to do some testing on the Boxster. Thursday the guys finished the wrap on the car and it looks incredible. Everything went as planned and ran great. Car is very fast, significantly faster than 001.

Had my buddy bring by his D90 today for some work on the electric fan. We had messed with it a few weeks ago and diagnosed a bad fan relay system (D90 has a later model rover motor transplant). So we ordered up a new SPAL fan controller system and got it installed. Had to build a hose adapter pipe to insert the 3/8″ NPT temp sensor in so we could keep it from blocking the coolant flow, and it …

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