Boo has become the ghost of christmas presents, this ’65 is for a customers lucky wife. This car came with the Autolite 2100 2 barrel. When opened up 46 years of goo had taken its toll. I had scraped a bunch of crud out before I remembered to grab a camera, but there was still plenty left to shoot. Pulling the venturis and jets to chem dip The carb was leaking a little fuel around the accel pump. Here’s why: …
Customer down the street came by today with a dead 964 that he had just bought. It came in to town on the flatbed, and after sitting for a couple weeks wouldn’t start. After getting the car fired up, and checking the charging voltage which was determined to be in spec, a quick battery replacement, and we were back in business.
Had this nice little 99 986 come in today for front brake pads. I noticed when I pulled it in that it also had a CEL and airbag light on, so those would need to be checked. A slew of codes wasn’t what I was expecting, but I cleaned some sensors and we will monitor it for a few weeks to see if anything changes. A day of blurry pics. Old stuff comes off. And new pads, rotors, and sensors …
Glad to have the EVT750 car back in my grasps 🙂 Angel came by today so we could pull the Fabspeed mufflers off to listen how the car would sound with straight pipes…..and we liked it. We will get the muffler bypass pipes ordered and slapped on this puppy 😀 With the Fabspeed (we are also an authorized dealer/installer), the system is modular, so you can swap sections out to fit your needs. Ohhhh yeah. Up on the lift ready …
These bad boys came in today for the 76S project we have going. I should have time to start the install tomorrow 🙂
Knocked out some work on this 330xi the other day. The power steering rack was completely blown out, and since it had been driven dry, the pump was also shot. Nearly 200k miles on the clock, it definitely needs some work. Didn’t get many pictures of the rack R&R as my hands were covered in ATF most of time time, but it involves lowering the subframe down to get access to the rack. Once the subframe is down and suspension …
We went down a couple doors today and picked up a new 356 project that needs finishing. This is a really neat old car, and can’t wait to see it on the road. We need to put in the front windshield and button up a few other things and see what we have. Doesn’t quite look stock does it 😉 Fuel cell in the front. I love this interior! And a little surprise. A 914 motor/tranny round out this power …
Last night Wes and I started work on the 65 Mustang that has been sitting for 10 years. We dropped the old gas out of the tank, pulled and replaced the sending unit, flushed the tank, and inspected it for rust. To our surprise, the inside of the tank is in excellent condition and needs no coating, so we buttoned that back together. Wes went after changing out the plugs and fogging the cylinders with oil. We found two plugs …
While it isn’t a German auto, we never turn down the opportunity to keep people’s daily drivers in tip top shape. This little Civic came in to catch up on some past due services and to replace the lower control arm bushings (compliance bushings) on the front suspension. The front control arms essentially connect the bottom of the wheel hub to the subframe or chassis. There is a rubber bushing in the front and a rubber bushing in the rear …
While I was working on the 951 today, Wes was pulling the cat out of this A4 which had separated at the turbo flange. Cat comes out the bottom after removing a lot of crap 😉 Weld was made and cat reinstalled and this car is ready to rock!