Pulled this car out of storage this last week and we started getting ready for the upcoming HPDE event at Hallett. We weighed at last event and still need to get out about 70lbs of weight to be around the class minimum, so we got started 🙂 70lbs is pretty easy when there is still a heater core, some sound deadening, carpet, etc in the car. Out comes the dash and rest of the carpet, etc. And then the blower …

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This has been sitting at the house for some time now, finally brought it to the shop and put it to work 🙂 Gone are the days of wasting cut off wheels and grinding 🙂 Instead, we just plasma cut. Back in the old days, crude metal work cutting was done with an acetylene torch, and is a little hard to cut through more delicate areas. While torches are still used on really heavy stuff today, when a little more …

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Finally made some progress on the Dragon. Well, I didn’t really make progress other than towing it here and there, but progress was made! Over the past few months we have been sanding and taping and peeling and painting, only to change course completely and go a different route. Rollbar and dash were painted, and I wanted a lighter interior. Not digging the red seats, so I have gone a different route there as well, lol. Got the hood pins …

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Vlad the Impaler is back. Finished up this job for a friend who just got done refurbishing his brakes. He was able to get most of the job done on jack stands, but the rear lines are really tough to get to. Stuck up behind the trailing arm with little access. Look, the reflection off the shiny new lines makes everything look better! Then I took care of a brake lining warning light. The new sensor wires that were installed …

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Aaron dropped off his 968 the other day so we could repair the outer door handle on the driver side. Couple things can fail in these door handles, but in this case, it was the trigger. Trigger not happy. Normally I work through the small opening in the door after pulling out the handle. To do so though typically requires you to work the trigger of the handle while pulling out of the door. Unfortunately, with a broken trigger, that …

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This ongoing project is…well….on going 🙂 While I am on the eternal wait for parts for other projects, I took the time to get started on the interior of this car. We are tackling some of it, and an interior shop is tackling the seat recover and carpet, etc. First thing was to finish up the rear end though. We got in new taillights, so I tackled that install first. The sealant used is Butyl tape for bonding the lights …

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Hot, hot hot! This turbo S came in to the shop this week to fix a non working AC System. Since a few other areas of the system had been previously repaired and he still had a leaking A/C system, it was time to go after the compressor and condensor and seals. Up and ready to go. When I removed the batwing I found this on the condenser. Not sure how anything would hit that since the bottom of the …

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Put the little 944 back in the air today as the new exhaust showed up from Billy Boat for it! I love these exhausts on 944’s. They only make a cat back section, but it is a great sounding unit if you don’t want to mess with going to a full exhaust. From the rear 😉 While it was in the air, I dropped the suspension another 1/2″ to better accommodate the 15″ fuchs. I think the car came out …

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Had this 951 in last week for a timing belt retension and A/C charge. Pulling apart the front end to tension the belt. The bottom bolt on timing belt cover was crossthreaded (or too long going out the back of the cover and cross threading), so for fear of breaking the cover, I opted to just tension through the top half. Using a special offset wrench to tension the timing belt. Then it was on to the A/C. A used …

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After getting this car back from paint, we tackled the suspension components to firm up the ride and greatly improve the handling. Our kit consists of upgraded Koni shocks/struts, with custom front coilover conversions, larger torsion bars, and sway bars. We also added camber plates to this build. This poor guy gave his money for the suspension to another technician at a different shop who ran away with his money! Such is life, we will do the best to make …

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