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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Have a pile of 964s to work on this week. he Yokohama car needs to be prepped for the upcoming season, so I started by tackling the battery first. With the battery shoved back in the corner of the trunk, and with all the extra wiring for the kill switch due to track safety regulations, getting a set of jumper cables on the terminals was always a pain. So I relocated the battery to center trunk with a battery box. …
It will be a slow process as time and discretionary spending isn’t really plentiful these days, but I need to get back to having a personal project again. Many have watched the Dragon transform over the years, and a couple years after shelling the motor at HPT, it got shoved aside and forgotten. After campaigning the M3 for a sessions, I started to realize that step down just wasn’t going to work. Something had to be done….but what. What could …
This 356 had come in awhile back needing some finishing work. The engine was never tuned properly, so that needed to be done. The car also had lived its life as a race car and never had glass in it. The only thing left to do after the body had been painted was the install the front windshield….easy right? We found out quickly that the windshield just flat didn’t fit. The driver side was short and the radius was not …