More 951 Progress

Got back to the 951 after the holidays to finish up some items. I started by tearing apart the exhaust to upgrade to a Fabspeed 3″ full system, and Tial 38mm wastegate. When I crawled under the car, I realized the car, being an early 86 model, had the 1 piece crossover pipe….DOH! The wastegate doesn’t exactly fit with the one piece, so I went and got my 2 piece pipe to install in it’s place. This will also save …

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Had a freind drop off his 951 that was making some noise from the rear end. Quickly diagnosed the patient as….you guessed it, a bad CV joint. I quickly had horrible flashback’s of the 993 axles, but at least these wouldn’t be nearly as hard to get out….still messy, but not hard, lol. Driver’s side axle out. While the boots were in good shape on this axle, the grease had dried up over the years and caused the joint to …

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It’s Alive :)

Decided with the weather getting cold that I had better get the dragon back together after the headgasket blew.  Drove out to the storage unit and picked it up (ran into a customer from IA that I had not seen in a long time, so I stopped to help him on the side of the road as well, lol) Got it home and up on the lift. Turns out one of the fans had died in the 100 degree heat …

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Since we couldn’t install the short shift kit in the 951 without major issues, we decided to install it in his other 944. Nothing was broken on this car, so it went in pretty easily, lol. Elevate the rear Waaay up there is the shift linkage. New short shifter. Old shift assembly Annnd installed. We had done the belts about 1500 miles ago, so it was time to retension them (new belts only). Now he will be good for 15k …

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87 951 Maintenance

Had a buddy bring by his 87 951 to see if we could track down some quirks. He picked the car up off ebay, and now we have to go through a few little things to get it up to par. The car sports a turbonetics turbo, B&B headers, custom intercooler piping, manual boost controller, etc. Who knows what we actually have here, but it definitely needs some cleaning up. I took some time to reroute a bunch of vacuum …

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Time for another summary post! I have been tied up with projects and haven’t had time to get the blog updated. Last week a freind brought over his track prepped S2. Extremely well set up car, but it was ready for a belt job and a few other misc. items to get it back up to par. The patient on the operating table. Even though the belts only had about 9k miles on them, it had also been about 8 …

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Finally had a few minutes this week to do a last minute repair on my front splitter for next weekend’s DE. I arrived at a gator about 12 inches too early at MAM a few weeks ago, dropped the front right wheel into a pothole, and the splitter caught the edge of the gator, breaking a piece off. The problem, is that the splitter is made of unobtanium, so I decided to do a quick repair to get me through …

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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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Going through an engine for a local SPEC racer that had a motor grenade on him after the 20 year old oil pickup tube cracked.  He picked up a parts car with a running engine (and lucked out by picking up an LSD in the car as well), but it definitely needed to be resealed.  We will roll in new rod bearings and install a factory new oil pickup tube which he is going to have reinforced.  Hopefully that will …

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Odds and Ends

Been busier than could be over the last week or so and haven’t had time to update the blog.  Work work work. Had a low mileage 944 come through for a round of belts and rollers, ignition relay, defrost wire repair, and just small odds and ends here and there.  The car had not been run in 5 years, but the belts had been done 500 miles ago.  The previous shop had not replaced any of the rollers when they …

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