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Paint Booth Upgrade

I’m getting ready to paint E-Types. My garage space that I plan to use for painting was a little bit of a mess. I decided it was time to bring the paint booth into good condition. The paint booth had stuff in it that was just collecting dust. And the sheetrock had a layer of … Continue reading

Reboot – 1967 E-Type 2+2 – Restoration 2.0

My last article regarding my 1967 Etype 2+2 coupe was entitled “It’s Done!“. It has been 5 years since I wrote that article. I have enjoyed the car in that time, it is a real beauty. That said, I am fortunate to have recently retired from my career in nuclear power and, as has been … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car – Going Back to Street Legal

There’s nothing to remarkable about this picture. Except for the fact that my full on track car now has a NC license plate! One very frustrating thing about a full track car that is not street legal is that there are very few ways to evaluate and test the car between track events. I have … Continue reading

63 Etype Coupe – Photos of Body Panels

This car may be the unicorn of Etypes. I cannot find any significant rust on any of the body panels. There is of course quite of bit of surface rust but nothing significant. Amazing!

Lissie and Peter Shanahan

Carolina Jaguar Club members Lissie and Peter Shanahan attended their 2nd CJC Concours at Little Switzerland and had quite a successful weekend. Their 2007 XK took first in class honors at the Concours. I touched base with Peter after the judging to get his back story. Lissie and Peter have been members of the CJC … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Engine Rebuild – First Startup

I did the first start-up on my engine rebuild yesterday.  Woo hoo! I had a couple of interesting issues crop up. I could not get the oil pump to prime.  I always check for oil flow at the filter as early as I can in the process. I was not getting any flow with the … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Track Car- Upgrades to the Steering

As I originally set up my track car, I had taken the power steering rack that came with the car, removed the hydraulic fluid, and plugged the various openings. After 5 years of use, I realized that there was quite a bit of slop in the steering. I made some investigations of the various components … Continue reading

Trip to France- LeMans, Grenoble, Circuit Paul Ricard

Intro I am excited to be leaving on a long planed trip to France. This started with a little bucket list dreaming with the 24 Hours of LeMans making my short list. After some research, I decided to book a trip with Travel Destinations in the UK. They have a private campground situated directly on … Continue reading

67 E-Type 2+2 – Coming Out of Mothballs

I am embarrassed to admit that my 1967 E-Type 2+2 hasn’t received much attention in the last few years. There are several reasons for that. The main issue is that my Porsche 928 is such a pleasant car to drive that it has become my go to car. My wife likes it better because it … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Engine Rebuild – Part 5

In Part 4, we installed the cam tower. I have so far skipped over items like the oil pan, oil pump, water pump, etc. In the great scheme of things, these could be installed by now. Here are a few pointers. First, we will look at installing the oil pump. When you installed the crankshaft … Continue reading

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