Had this 951 come in the other day for a nice cosmetic upgrade….aero mirrors. While it might seem simple to just swap the mirrors over, there is a little more to it. First thing to do is to remove the mirror glass. And the motor housing. This leaves us the electrical connector. It is too large to pass through the hole in the mirror stem, so it must be disassembled using a special tool. Many hacks will just pull the …

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8-21-2014. Car is back up for sale. New owners have too many family/work obligations to be able to make it to the track. Still asking $10,000 with the trailer included. Asking $10k and includes an early 80’s model 7031 trailex aluminum open trailer with tire rack(They haven’t changed the design since then). Trailer is not for sale separately. The car needs absolutely nothing to go on track. Ready to pull off the trailer and onto the grid. Location: Kansas City …

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I would rename this car the Devil Bitch if I could, lol. This poor car had a PO that just didn’t put any money into maintenance, which has made getting the engine oil tight a real pain in the rear. It is one then when you have a small oil leak and then repair it, but when you let it go and then other oil leaks start, it is nearly impossible to figure out where the oil is coming from. …

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Oh the on going 951 headache. I think this car has been here since January with nothing but defective upgrade parts. The custom crossover and header came back for I think the 3rd time now because of fitment issues, and it actually bolts up to the turbo and head now. The wastegate is a totally different issue as it is obvious the exhaust was mocked up without a bellhousing in place, but other than that, it is a really nice …

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It is amazing how when one 944 shows up, they show up in herds. This time was different though. This time was because they could smell a nicely modified car coming in on the hook, and they were looking to scavenge parts off it like vultures! What are friends for right? The car had been running good, starting making a metallic noise, but nothing seemed amiss. As he was going down the interstate, the central warning light came on and …

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We got the replacement motor on Friday, so this weekend I prepped the motor for new parts before installing. New belts/waterpump/clutch/etc slated to go in. All in all, it looks like a well maintained motor. Tearing down the front of the motor for new front engine seals, waterpump/belts/rollers/hall sensor/ etc. on the back of the motor, a new rear main seal and pilot bearing before the clutch goes on. Using special tool to set the correct depth of the 944 …

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A few weeks ago I posted a video of a valve laying sideways in the cylinder on a 944S2. Since a total rebuild would have involved major engine resleeving, we opted to go with a similar mileage used motor. Today I dropped the old motor out in preparation for the replacement. A lot of stuff coming loose on the bottom And after a bunch of work, the motor is out and on the table! Time to put on a new …

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Had this little 951 come into the shop awhile back to diagnose a missing brake fluid issue. No apparent leaks that they could find, so I took a stab at it. There are 2 places brake fluid can disappear and you won’t notice. One is a brake master cylinder leak into the brake booster, and the other is the clutch master cylinder leaking into the carpet. We had a clutch master leaking. By looking under the dash, you can see …

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Well I have about 250-300 miles on the car now, trying to shake it down before it’s first track event this coming weekend. It has been running flawlessly, I guess so far so good. You never know how many kinks are you are going to have to work out on builds like this. Since the cooling system has been working well, I needed to go back and start securing lines, etc. I had to shorten this hose as I felt …

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Had this award winning 944S2 cab towed into the shop this week for engine problems. The car was running at idle, shut off and wouldn’t turn over. I found that we could turn the crank over by hand until it would hit a stop, and then could turn it backwards until it hit a stop. Not good. I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a bad rod, broken cam tensioner or what. I pulled the cam cover to …

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