With the race/DE season quickly approaching, it was time to pull the gray SP3 turbo out of storage and get it ready for the season. We aren’t anticipating anything too terribly large this year as we did most of the big build last year, but a season of track time was good for feedback on our next steps to take with the car. We got feedback that a removable steering wheel for ingress/egress and better pedals for heel/toe shifting would …

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I know, I’ve been lazy about blogging. Not typically the case, but it happens on occasion. I have been slamming out work in the shop trying to get ready for the season, so my nightly duties have fallen to the backseat. Awhile back I posted about separating a 944 rear hatch glass from it’s frame so we can reseal it. A common issue with these cars. This is typically where the separation occurs. It will not only rattle, but also …

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Since this 944 is in for some other repairs, the owner was complaining about the smell of fuel inside the cabin after filling the gas tank full. Since it is an early car, they have metal gas tanks which are known to crack on the top side. Unfortunately it involves removing the transmission and fuel tank from the bottom of the car as there is not top access. First thing to do is to access the top of the sending …

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With the craptastic 20″ of snow we got in about 2 days, the shop has slowed down a little on the daily business. It has given us a little time to catch up on some big longer term projects, and make some progress on the LSX at home. I went back and forth on what to do for bump steer with the lowered cross member and lowered car in general. After reviewing a few options, I decided to go with …

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Some LSx Pictures

I’m not really sure where I left off here. I have been plugging away here and there as time allows and am slowly seeing a car emerge. The car is running like a raped ape, and a quick test drive down the street tells me I have ZERO traction when you lay into it. Have a couple of solutions for that on the way. I have been struggling with a solution for the front windshield. Apparently no professional glass guys …

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Had a few minutes the other day, so I pulled apart a hatch that we need to reseal for one of the 944’s. My process has evolved over the years for doing these, and they get easier and easier to do. I still use a professional glass guy to do the actual reseal as the chemicals cost me about the same as what he charges to do the sealing of the glass, so it is a no brainer to not …

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Tires arrived for the Valdez today, so I got them mounted and balanced! Off to alignment at the next opportunity, then she heads out the door! A fresh set of Summitomo HTRZIII’s

Had a few minutes today to knock out some more work on the Sherman. I am waiting on an exhaust gasket that I stole from Scott so long ago that I forgot about it, before I can put the rest of the exhaust on. The CEP fuel rail and Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator use custom lines which are attached in the fender well. Old lines are cut and new compression fittings installed so the new lines can screw on to …

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Towed this puppy over to the shop earlier this week to reconstruct it. It came as a roller along with a pile of parts in boxes 🙂 I even got almost all the parts needed on the first run. Due to time constraints, it just wasn’t getting put back together by my good friend Scott. Not even a KCWS wrenching session could save it! It was time to either put a bullet in it, or get it running 🙂 Now …

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Had a busy day today, but we got a lot accomplished. Finished up the Viola 996 project with a new driver side window regulator and sent it out the door. Big projects are fun, but it is nice to see them head down the road too! Wes took apart the Honey Badger and modified the rails so the seat would go back further, and started tuning the carbs. Found a few issues with the carbs and he got them straightened …

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