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101  General / Open Forum / Re: media blasting in central va. on: October 25, 2015, 09:57:28 AM
Bill, what exactly do want to blast ?
102  Events / Autocross / Re: VMP Schedule on: October 22, 2015, 07:16:54 PM
First Car off usually 12PM, basically one hour later as RIR

The OD may correct if needed

103  Events / Autocross / Re: OctoberCross 10 and 11 Oct. on: October 08, 2015, 10:59:33 AM
Hello Gene, James said he could help with Tech on Sunday.

104  General / Classifieds / Re: Wanted 17" Tires Used on: October 07, 2015, 06:57:16 PM

Looks like there are some around for the front. Some even have Ear Bars. Let's talk at the next AX about this. I still looking for some for the rear.

105  Events / Autocross / OctoberCross 10 and 11 Oct. on: October 03, 2015, 08:08:20 AM
Registration is open, and just in case you cannot find the  registration for the 10th

Click and scroll down

106  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Yet another CAM based class. on: October 01, 2015, 05:02:33 PM
I don't know, but since all (except Prepared and Modified) run on street tyres, what's the point to have Street Prepared, Street touring, and Street Mod. Why not put them all in a street Über class. Either you are Stock on "street tyres", or on Street (Prepared) Über on "street tyres". Why make it so complicated. On the end we will have more classes then cars. LOL

Just my 2 cent

107  General / Classifieds / Re: Wanted 17" Tires Used on: September 30, 2015, 10:06:50 AM
I have a set of 17" wheels and looking for used tires to put on the wheels. This is for the green car when I take the Hoosier's of. So I can drive it.

I'm just looking for some street tires good enough to drive on the street. The 15" wheels with tires I had for the green car I going to put on the 944, and use them up.

I thought it's the time when people get new tires and pay disposal fee to get rid of the old ones.

James what brand are the 215/45/17 ? Not what I'm looking for the green car, but I may have use for them.

108  General / Classifieds / Wanted 17" Tires Used on: September 29, 2015, 02:34:59 PM
I'm looking for some 17" tires, used but still some thread so they would pass inspection.

2 each 225 to 245/40 or 45
2 each 255 to 275/35 or 40

something like that.

If you have them still mounted I can revove them from the wheels.

Let me know

109  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Hit a deer in the Miata at 50-60mph on: September 26, 2015, 03:32:27 PM
Wow, that's too bad. However, you are lucky, it could have be a bigger one and make it up to the wind shield.

What do you do, cut of the section from a spare care and fit it to this one ?

Good luck with the repair.

110  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.

111  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.

112  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.
113  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 ?
114  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.

115  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.

116  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.

117  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


118  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.

119  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.

120  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

121  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

122  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

123  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

124  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.

125  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.

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