Sorry, the blog hasn’t been updated in while. Last week I knocked out quite a few projects, but just didn’t have the time to get them up before heading out of town again. On Friday we headed up to Hastings for the Woodhouse of Omaha DE. As usual we had a blast. My student and the track owner George have been friends since college, so that was a lot of fun. Getting a detailed history of the track being built …
Figured I’d make the rolling chassis a little lighter: Out she comes 🙂 I’ll put this thing on a stand at the shop and go through the bottom end. My guess is the head is warped, so a trip to the machine shop will confirm that. If so, then I know the bottom end is good. Once I get my other charlie arm back, I can button up the suspension and load it back on the trailer for it’s journey …
Got a call Sunday night on the way back from Hastings about a stranded 951. Car lost all it’s coolant and started to overheat. Monday morning the tow truck showed up to the house with it and I checked it out. Pretty typical failure, the plastic coolant port on the radiator had broken and coolant had sprayed out of the radiator under pressure. You can just make out the piece that is broken on the end of the small hose. …
I hereby decree: By springtime, 993’s shall stomp us no longer.
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Spent the weekend instructing with the boys up at MPH in Hastings, NE. If you have never been to Motorsport Park Hastings, it is a great little midwestern track with a cool story. Saturday night we got a private tour from the track owner George through all the buildings on location. Pretty cool machinery around there. A few videos I shot: Chasing my buddies Nick and Dave in their 911’s [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI0MdwlTOto&feature=youtube_gdata] Chasing Mac in his Brumos 944 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8DzhbPOABA&feature=youtube_gdata]
This Boxster S showed up yesterday for a few needed repairs. A host of lights on the dash, including the check engine light, ABS light, and brake sensor light were all lit up like a Christmas tree. First thing to do was to go after the brake issue. The front passenger side harness connector was shattered where the ABS sensor and the brake wear sensor plug in. All that was left is a bundle of wires. A quick call to …
Daily driver business definitely isn’t beyond me, if it is broke, I’ll take a shot at it. This Mazda3 came in for squealing rear brakes. It appears something had gotten lodged in between the pad and the rotor and worn a groove. So it was time for new pads and rotors in the rear. The tires are cupping pretty badly as well, so this car likely needs an alignment. Old brakes ready to come off. To push the caliper pistons …
We have been pushed back a bit on getting into the new shop, but hopefully soon. James is still moving years and years of parts, equipment, cars etc to his new place which takes time, but eventually he will get everything moved out, and we will get in, set up, and ready to roll. Front and Side. Right side looking down from the upper office. Left side looking down from the upper office. Rear end of the building Storage. Engine …
Parts came in this morning for the 996 project, so I was able to knock out quite a bit of work today. Started out by installing the secondary air valve, oil/air separator, oil cooler seals, waterpump, and also was able to button up the intake manifold. Water pump on, and the front engine carrier back in place. New LN Engineering ceramic IMS upgraded bearing and center shaft installed. And the bearing flange installed along with a new RMS. Then it …