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Things I Learned While Fitting the Bonnet

I just recently finished a protracted struggle to get a good fit for the bonnet of my 67 Etype 2+2. I thought I would write down some of the things I learned during the process, before the pain subsides 🙂 This is going to take awhile so bear with me. In a perfect world, the … Continue reading

Harvey’s Half Lap of America

The post title is a play on the One Lap of America event that takes place each year. Basically, One Lap hits as many road courses as possible in one week. It is pretty intense. As an exercise in Bucket List Fullfillment, I have decided to take a more relaxed approach, but still pretty intense … Continue reading

Blacktop Studios

Recently I attend the 2019 Carolina Jaguar Club concours at Little Switzerland, NC. This has always been a favorite event of mine and is chock full of cool Jaguars. One car that caught my eye was a XK140 convertible, black over tan. Due to it’s late entry, it was not judged but I and a … Continue reading

1967 Etype 2+2 – June Progress Report

The good news is that progress is being made. The bad news is that there is no way I’ll be finished in time for the Carolina Jaguar Club concours in July. Oh well, maybe next year. The interior is basically done. All the leather and vinyl surfaces have been cleaned. I spent a fair amount … Continue reading

1967 Etype 2+2 – April Progress Report

The good news is that I accomplished a lot over the last two months. I got to see all 5 of my grandchildren, I went to a fantastic track weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, and I started a new consulting job at the local nuclear plant. The bad news is that this left dramatically little … Continue reading

Barber Motorsports Park Track Weekend

I had the pleasure of spending the past weekend at a track weekend at Barber MSP near Birmingham, AL. I love this track for the 944. Apparently Mr. Barber set it up to be motorcycle friendly. That works out great for the 944. Lots of technical corners. Short straights. I had been here 3 times … Continue reading

1967 Etype 2+2 – February Progress Report

My last post commented on getting the painting completed, which was a really big deal. Now my progress is a little more scattershot, as is required to keep moving forward as obstacles come up. Wiring – As I have mentioned earlier, I purchased a full set of wiring harnesses from Rhode Island Wiring. During my … Continue reading

1967 Etype 2+2 – January Progress Report

The big news is that painting is complete! And in the process, I helped prove that Dark Matter does indeed exist in the universe, as a lot of it tried to embed itself in my white paint job! As discussed in other articles here and here, I decided to leave this car in Old English … Continue reading

1967 Etype 2+2 – November Progress Report

In my progress report for October, I discussed efforts to repair issues with the paint and application of a sealer coat. I had hoped to be able to report that painting was complete by the end of November but unfortunately that is not the case. Once the sealer was applied, I carefully went over the … Continue reading

Kevin Gross – Catellus Engineering

I have been worried about the noises coming out of the transaxle on my Porsche 944 track car. Based on his excellent reputation, I decided to remove the transaxle and send it to Kevin Gross at Catellus Engineering for a rebuild. Note that the 944 uses a “transaxle” which is located at the rear of … Continue reading

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