She made her maiden voyage this week 🙂 We are sorting out a few bugs that have popped up (like pinholes in the radiator neck, and a bad starter), but all in all for a 45 year old car, it drives great! We may upgrade her to a 4 barrel carb though soon for drive ability improvements.

The Mustang caused this poor car to get shoved on the back burner for awhile, but we had time to finish it up the other day after I rolled the fenders. Once that was done and all the clearances were perfect, we sent it over the the state of the art alignment facility. We aren’t sure when the last time this car was aligned, but it has been awhile since all 4 corners were badly out of spec.

Celica CEL

Had this little Celica drop by for some work due to a check engine light that was on. A little diagnostic time with the computer and we were showing bad O2 sensors. They look easy to get to…… Then the wires disappear into the interior, so there is a little work on the top side as well.

Beautiful Weather

It is pretty hard to complain about 60 degree weather in January, and being able to work with the shop door open and the shop full of Porsches again. It gets kind of depressing in the shop in the winter time, so this past week has been AWESOME!

Another headlight polishing job. I did the easy part (the oil change), then dumped the polishing job on Wes because he loves it so much. I think it is one of his favorite jobs at the shop, he just goes crazy like a kid on Christmas. It is hard to contain really…… The lights have some significant hazing towards the centers and at the top. Lights removed from the car for the work. Passenger side….yuck. And the difference with a …

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911 Fender Rolling

To finish up our 911 Brembo Big Brake Project, we needed to roll the fender to better accommodate the Lindsey Racing wheels. Since these wheels fit like “Socks on a Rooster,” we needed to do some fixing to get rid of the rubbing. So out comes the fender roller 🙂 I really just needed the noon position to be rolled, but since that area is hard to catch with the camera, I thought the front edge would be easier to …

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Audi 4000 Quattro

Have a little project that we have been plugging away at for a few days now. This is a race car build that Kris has been knocking out over the last couple of years. He needed a few things done so he could move on to the next area of the car. 1. Fuel Cell: Trunk mounted 2. Closing the rear trunk area for a few seconds more fire protection in event of a crash 3. Gauge mounting 4. Switch …

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Tim brought by his son’s RX7 the other day to diagnose a soft pedal and empty brake fluid reservoir 🙂 It took some searching, but I finally found the leak at the ABS pump. The bad news is the ABS pump is about $1500. The good news is Tim had disconnected it awhile back, and I can convert this thing over to a full non ABS system fairly cheaply. We have the new lines on order, then we will rip …

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Guess who stopped by tonight 🙂 Stephen rolled in with his Audi that is having some transmission hesitation. We decided it might not be a bad idea to get fresh fluid in and a new filter to see if that helps before going in deeper. Since I have the pumps and such to get the fluid in, it makes it easier to just do it here at the shop rather than on jack stands. Pan off and filter being removed. …

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Knocking this puppy out for our painter’s son. It needed a new hall sensor, o2 sensor and spark plugs as it was having a running issue when hot. Spark plugs should be in tomorrow, and we will send this puppy home. Takes you right back to the 80’s 🙂