We are working on a 2008 Porsche Cayenne V8 Turbo. The vehicle developed a coolant leak behind the engine against the firewall. After painstakingly gaining access, we found that a cheaply made plastic coolant tee connector had become brittle and failed. We obtained a parts schematic from Porsche but nothing in the diagram looks like this. This part is probably a Volkswagen part as the Touareg is built on the same platform. We could install a brass tee with hose barbs on it in place, but will give the dealer more time to produce the correct part. We may find that the part is available only as a hose assembly. We will add the correct part number and a picture of the new part when we find it.
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.