Odds and Ends
This is where we keep a few random pictures from different, typically smaller, projects that are still performance car, or specialty car oriented. Sometimes it's from a larger project that we just didn't get many pictures of. Click on each picture for an explanation of what's going on.
Classic VW/Air Cooled stuff
Especially once winter is over, everyone is excited to pull their rail buggy, dune buggy, or Baja Beetle out and enjoy the great weather. After sitting for a few months it's a good idea to go through the thing and make sure it's ready to rock.
Because they're so popular we see some flavor of air-cooled VW on a semi-regular basis.
For example, this one came in with complaints of hard pulling/braking imbalance. It was tracked down to worn components in the front end. It was elected to give the front brakes a complete service with new bearings, wheel cylinders, and drums. After an oil change, and fixing the speedometer and some oil leaks (oil leaks are always common on air-cooled engines), it was back on the road.
2011 Hyundai Genesis Type R
s This 2011 Hyundai Genesis 2.0l R-Spec came in with a lot of work already done to it. When a car is highly modified that usually means it has teething issues, and this was no exception. The main problem being the turbo had worked loose of the exhaust manifold due to heat stress, and that there was an air leak causing surging idle and other problems. The manifold was resurfaced, inconel studs were added to the turbo mounting flange, and Stage 8 locking hardware was used to reattach the turbo. New oil and coolant feed and return lines were made for the turbo to replace the old failing ones. The air leak was found at the gasket between the throttle body and intake manifold. The custom parts, with a custom gasket, had some fitment issues that were resolved.