RECENT VICTORY PHOTO

Here is our winners circle photo from Charlotte County  Speedway 9/27/2008  Crew chief Jason Athanas (left) driver Jonny Kay (right)
 
 
 
 
came out for 100 laps that had fourteen cautions and some tore up race cars and thirteen cars finishing the race.

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                         Jason Athanas                                  Jonny Kay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott Walters driving the 96 car took the early lead until Johnny Kay got by him on lap fourteen and went on to lead the rest of the caution

Scott Walters driving the 96 car took the early lead until Johnny Kay got by him on lap fourteen and went on to lead the rest of the caution fill race.


 

1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet: getting it to run

Unloading the 356 from the flatbed directly into the shop

 

 

 

 

Clean engine compartment. Some finish detail not original but this will be a driver — not a show car.

 

 

 

 

Carburetors after a basic clean and rebuild. In the future we may opt to send them out and have the finish corrected to factory. We also have one partially melted booster that may require carb body replacement.

 

 

Here is a 1960 Porsche 356B 1600 that has had a recent “restoration”. We had the car towed in from its storage place, “the owner’s garage in Boca” where it sat for over two years. I replaced the battery, checked the oil level, drained and added some fresh fuel, added a small amount of fuel and it started up. The carburetors need to be overhauled / rebuilt. We ordered new points and spark plugs. The fuel petcock drips slightly, so we ordered a new one from Stoddard. The owner wants the seats rebuilt; they are springy and real soft. Will post more on the progress later. -> JASON ATHANAS 

 

 

interior is real clean, fresh restoration

 

 

Dash is in excellent shape. We are going to recondition the steering wheel with Dupont Imron paint.

 

Porsche Cayenne brake booster failure warning

We are in the process of diagnosing this 2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S that has a warning on the insturment cluster indicating "Brake booster failure". We have checked vacuum to the brake booster and the electric vacuum supply pump. We are suspecting the booster itself. It has a pressure / vacuum sensor and a travel sensor in it. There are no codes in the ABS system or engine system — just the warning on the dash. Access and testing is quite time consuming. Will post the fix when we find it.
 
 
 
 
 
This warning would come on for 10 seconds when the vehicle was started and then just the small brake warning would remain lit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The brake booster held vacuum, pressure and travel sensors tested ok. Brake booster replacement did fix this problem but double check the vacuum line as ours was brittle and broke as we were removing the booster. Vacuum brake booster line cracking is a common problem — especially at the line just under the electric vacuum assist pump.
 
 
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