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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Widow Maker Part 3: Made some decent progress on the 930 project this week in between everything else. First I started tackling the rear suspension, starting with the torsion bars and poly bronze spring plate bushings. The side skirts need to come off. Disconnecting the spring plate from the rear trailing arms. And the old torsion bar after the spring plate has been removed. A little persuasion and it comes right out…… Passing out the side of the body. And …

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Had this little guy towed to the shop from Weston to get it running again after it has been stored for awhile. This was actually one of Bob Hindson’s 911’s, and it has nearly 200k miles on it! A great driver! She wouldn’t start, but a quick diagnosis of a very flat battery was determined, and we installed another unit. Age has taken it’s toll on a few little things like this passenger door pocket. Not a big deal, a …

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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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After we got the 993 exhaust on, it was time to get the GT3 taken care of. We needed a little better sound on full throttle, so a little extra airflow through the engine usually helps do that. Since the lifts are still full, back to my roots. Intake box has to go. Poof. And since my attention span is only so long, I decided to pull the mufflers next. The exhaust system is modular, so we can tune it …

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The Widow Maker, Part II: Today I installed the control arms/bushings/torsion bars on the 930. Everything went together pretty smoothly. Installing the torsion bars here. A slimy job as you want to grease them up good for rust prevention. Then I went after the exhaust and turbo. I’ve had 930’s where 8+ exhaust studs snap off in the heads due to age/rust/corrosion. Luckily, these all came out pretty easy. And the pile of parts start to stack up. I went …

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I couldn’t take it anymore. My buddy down the street kept rolling up with his beautiful sub 20k mile 993C2S. He was like a ninja, I could never hear him coming. We decided that needed to change. As you know we install a ton of exhaust systems here at RennsportKC. Some Fabspeed, some B&B, some Rarlyl8, and everything in between. For the 993 though, there is a different solution. This modification started online as a LPMM or Gundo hack modification. …

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Yea, that title sucks. Curse you Google! My Title: “The Widow-maker: Part I” Last week I got the 965 over to alignment and Todd knocked it out for me in no time. Then it was due some easy road time, and final tuning after everything was broken in. Friday afternoon, she headed home to SE Kansas 🙁 Pure awesomeness! While we were sad to see this puppy head down the road, something just as good was left in it’s place. …

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Had this little Boxster come through the shop after 6 years of storage. The owner was coming back to the states and needed his car back in running shape 🙂 We gave it a good look over and found a few minor things here and there. The storage unit was starting the car every so often, and they had to jump start the car and crossed the battery terminals. All of a sudden the radio didn’t work. Luckily it was …

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Before heading down to Hallett last week, the GT3 came back in for a little upgrade. Since we needed to flush the brake fluid anyway, we decided to go ahead and install stainless steel brake lines at the same time for a firmer brake pedal. At the same time, we had some new hoosiers to get mounted up as well. Old stubborn brake lines. Every line came off easy except for the last one! Sometimes the Porsche brake line fittings …

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