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101  Results / Autocross / Re: 2/3 Season Points on: September 23, 2015, 02:05:59 PM
You need to add "volunteer to be the point keeper" That will bring you all the way up in the ranking. LOL

Thanks for posting.

102  General / Open Forum / Re: My Garage Build - The Airboxer Garage on: September 14, 2015, 05:31:29 PM
OK, I get most of this stuff off.

Here is partial success

I got the stuff off. This is like some paint over spray.

Here the rear end.

It's amazing what can be found once the black crap is removed, the blank metal. :bang:

There is a lot of grinding and re-welding needed to get this right.

This is what I found after cleaning off the black stuff. This is the inside of the left side of the door lock post.

So much for that.

I made some dollies, so I can roll it around.

103  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Factory Five Cobra Build on: September 11, 2015, 05:08:37 AM
... after selling the Boxster.

I posted a link here back in May. I was hoping that there is may some interest.
104  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Factory Five Cobra Build on: September 10, 2015, 06:15:01 PM
Is that blind car the dead 911 Cab ?
105  General / Open Forum / Re: My Garage Build - The Airboxer Garage on: September 10, 2015, 06:13:42 PM
I like the rotisserie.  How much you think the shell weighs?

That should be around 640 #

Would be good to know what it is exactly.

106  General / Technical Help / Re: Home made tools on: September 10, 2015, 05:44:50 PM
Looks like I need to post some of my builds at homemadetools, since for some reason a picture of my homemade blasting cabinet made it into the collection.

107  General / Open Forum / Re: My Garage Build - The Airboxer Garage on: September 10, 2015, 05:30:23 PM
OK, time for an update.

So the car is back together.

Engine come together

From the stand on the jack

And into the car.

I got it running and drove it around over 40 miles and it feels, sound good, and has the power as it had before. This Sunday I go for the last Shenandoah PCA AX in Verona. 

Now it's time to get back at the 1970 911T Project, after a short interruption for the green car.

I made the supports for the rotisserie.

I'm using the engine stands I used for the beetle.


And here connected to the stand.

And here up on the grill

And flipped to the side.

And here you can see that crap I still have to remove, but having the car in this position will make it a bit easier, if that is even possible.

So now that I can easy look into the hole, I found a little surprise, which I don't like.

At the section where the bushing sits, is the ring at the bottom section rusted away.

I cleaned it up a bit and found that the rin is still sold, but has some pitting. The rest of the tube is very solid and has just some surface rust.

I'm thinking about to grind out that piece and make a sleeve with the ring, which is the stop point for the bushing. Once I have it out, I should see if the outer sleeve part is actually welded on the inside, which I don't think. I think it's only inserted and welded around the outside.

This weekend I will make an attempt to get that black crap of the floor. If anyone want to come by and help, I got plenty of kerosene.

108  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Media from 8/23/15 Event on: August 25, 2015, 05:23:47 PM
Here are some pictures Claudia and I took. Hope you like them. Sorry if we missed somebody.

It almost looks like Kimi is standing there, LOL.

Somebody is parking next to the light pole


109  General / Open Forum / Re: My Garage Build - The Airboxer Garage on: August 16, 2015, 05:11:01 PM
Have some trouble with the Froggy. Went to the Porschefest last weekend, and the car did not sound, and feel right, and I noticed the loss of HP.

So back home checked a few thinks like the distributor, to make sure I did not loose the belt drive for the second. All OK. Then I put it on the lift and while running I checked the temperature of the exhaust flanges. I found that cyl # 3 is about half the temp compared the the rest. A leak down test showed that there is a leak at the head gasket area.

my first thing was: a head stud again ? When I rebuild the engine I selected to use Supertech studs, which are not supposed to fail.... WTF.

OK, yesterday I will drop the engine to see what's going on, I cannot drive it like that.

Another unplanned thing to slow me down on the 1970 911T. &%#@%$

Yesterday I took the car over to the shop on the lift and did some more checks, before dropping the engine. I torqued the head studs and all looked OK, no loose nuts or pulled head studs. So I did another leak-down test and found the cyl # 2 has a slight leak, I can hear from the cyl/head area, Cyl # 3 heavier.

I took the engine out.

Here is what I found.

Looks like the 3rd cylinder has a leak. The second a bit. Number 1 was all clean.

Here a closeup of # 3

Here are the heads. # 3 is at the left.

After all the car did OK, here are the unofficial results

Looks like I need to take one of my spare cars next weekend.

110  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Factory Five Cobra Build on: August 16, 2015, 05:00:43 PM
Cool, Looks like a candy store to me, Yummm.

111  General / Open Forum / Re: My Garage Build - The Airboxer Garage on: August 05, 2015, 04:57:04 PM
I made some progress.

All the suspension parts are removed. Got some parts blasted.

And Powder coated.

Here the struts and hubs.

The hubs have quite some corrosion, and I think I need to find some good once.

Here are the struts after blasting. There were Koni insetrts installed. I need to see if it would make sense to rebuild them, or just put a set of Bilstein HD in.

I started to get the undercoat off which was sprayed on the car, what a mess. I got a good tip about using Kerosine. It works but slow, however, that's better than anything else I have tried.

Here are a few sections I cleaned up. I sprayed it on with a spray bottle, and then used a brush to loosen it up, and wiped it off with rags. I put a plastic on the floor and some oil try on it.

It looks like the factory chip guard is light gray.

To be continued

112  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Media from 7/19/15 Event on: July 27, 2015, 06:18:07 PM
Here are a few pictures from 5/19

113  General / Open Forum / Re: My Garage Build - The Airboxer Garage on: July 23, 2015, 07:38:23 PM
Made some progress. All the instruments and the electrical is removed.

The car was blasted and that stuff is every where, good I take it all apart.

The gauges look pretty good, need to test them to make sure they all work correct.

I tested the radio, and it's actually working. Just one issue is the indicator needle is not moving with the dial. Need to find somebody who does repairs on these old radios.

Here is some material that need to be sorted out and cleaned.

I took the electrical panel from the engine first.


All parts cleaned


One thing good to go, and I can pack it away and attac the next. It's always nice to complete a small project during a rebuild.

More to come

114  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Media from 7/19/15 Event on: July 19, 2015, 06:10:10 PM
My buddy Jackson was out in full force today and took some pictures! Enjoy!

Thanks to Jackson, Great pictures. Claudia and I took some as well and I will post them soon.

Looks like there are some cone murders out there..... LOL

115  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Media Coverage from 6/14/2015 on: July 09, 2015, 06:53:39 PM
Here are some pictures from June 14 AX at RIR.

Sorry that it took that long.

116  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Media from 5/31 event at RIR on: July 01, 2015, 06:30:12 PM
Here are some pictures from the May 31 event.

Sorry for the delay.

I will post the pictures from the events after this soon.

117  General / Open Forum / Re: My Garage Build - The Airboxer Garage on: June 30, 2015, 05:42:42 PM
Made some progress on the '70 911.

A few weekends ago I put it on the lift. Removed the engine and transmission.

Looks like 45 years of dirt

I had some issues with the clutch fork to get out. One of the 3 pins to release the clutch just snapped off.

OK, plan "B", just loosen all bolts which hold the clutch to the flywheel, and take out the transmission with the clutch included. Damn, one of the 12 point socket head bolts just turned round. :bang:

OK, now plan "C" Hammer and chisel. Finally got it out.

Made some more progress this Sunday.

Removed the doors.

On the left door one of the bolts was already round, OK, hammer and chisel out again, and out it comes.

Removed the seats, and the right seat gave me some issued. one of the bolts that holds the slider to the seat was sticking out. It was the one at the rear left, the place you really can't get to. However, I was able to knock it off with a punch, and pull it out.

Next: the carpet, which turned out to in good shape, and I may reuse it after a good cleaning.

The original owner must have really taken good care to the car, the floor boards looked like new.

Now, that I have removed all the interior, and the rear shelf sound dampening, I'm wondering if I should remove the section where the rear seats are. There are no signs of any rust from the bottom, and the inside looks really great. I think I will just destroy the pad by removing it, and it will be a waste.

Here is a picture of the rear shelf after removing the sound pad

Moving to the engine compartment. Wonder why somebody sprayed some red paint there. I will be able to clean it.

After removal of all the High tech stuff, I moved to the front.

All the ventilation system is now gone. The orriginal silver paint is still there.

All the part are packed and labeled.

More next weekend

118  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Media Coverage from 6/14/2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:48:07 PM
I must say, I had no idea you can walk such straight lines, just amaizing.

119  General / Open Forum / Got to have VW Golf on: June 15, 2015, 05:46:39 PM

120  Results / Autocross / Re: Results 14 June 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 09:23:30 AM
David, Thanks for the note I will update in a week or so.

Engelbert, 80 does seem low, anyone missing?

James, if I remember correct, we had 102 cars registered.
121  Results / Autocross / Re: Results 14 June 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:36:51 AM
Any reason why only 80 cars listed ? Just wondering.

BTW: Thanks for posting the times so quickly.

122  General / Open Forum / Re: June 14th AutoX registration on: June 08, 2015, 07:05:03 PM
I have registered as a Novice and returned to my roots.

Me too. That's where I belong.

123  Events / Autocross / Re: 2015 Season Schedule and OD's on: June 08, 2015, 06:27:43 PM
Please let me know where the trailer is, so I can pick it up latest Friday late afternoon.

I hope it will be OK to park it after the event and pick it up Monday evening and bring it to whatever place to park it.

124  Events / Autocross / Re: Practice #1 on: June 03, 2015, 05:59:36 PM
I need to figure out how to drive the 911. I need all the help I can get. Anyone can give any advise how I can get faster with that car ?

125  Events / Other Events / Re: Cars & Coffee RVA on: June 03, 2015, 05:55:45 PM
Yes, we need more cars for the AX, maybe we can get it up to 250 cars for an event, we will get 2 runs. LOL

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