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Forum: 993 Forum
06-18-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By tonypai

Mark is a great guy and his shop is awesome. ...

Mark is a great guy and his shop is awesome.

Too bad the traffic around Chicago makes driving miserable!
02-29-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By tonypai

Containers make great storage! ...

Containers make great storage!


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Forum: 993 Forum
01-04-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,452
Posted By tonypai

I had the fuel lines on top of the engine...

I had the fuel lines on top of the engine rebuilt. It was only $150 or so. Something to consider.

Are you replacing your cam ramps?
Forum: 993 Forum
11-16-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By tonypai

Mark runs a top notch shop and does excellent...

Mark runs a top notch shop and does excellent work

http://jalopnik.com/this-shop-in-wisconsin-makes-the-best-air-cooled-porsch-1739546953
09-15-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,415
Posted By tonypai

I rented my street car from Sixt and did a...

I rented my street car from Sixt and did a handful of laps on the Ring.

Then I rented a Suzuki Swift from RentARaceCar.de Heidi and Theo, it was a blast. Also tried out a Megane, hated it.

The...
Forum: 993 Forum
09-12-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,546
Posted By tonypai

+1 for Mike's website, I used it extensively for...

+1 for Mike's website, I used it extensively for my rebuild, especially reassembly.

Steve Weiner provided all the machine work and a lot of parts. Sunset Porsche provided the rest.

Good luck!
Forum: 993 Forum
07-28-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,930
Posted By tonypai

Ouch! Exact same issue for me but I was...

Ouch!

Exact same issue for me but I was luckier and the bearings didn't jam like that. You'd be amazed at how many of those little bearings came pouring out when we opened the differential.
Forum: 993 Forum
07-26-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,930
Posted By tonypai

Gerry, I forget exactly which hole the bearing...

Gerry, I forget exactly which hole the bearing jammed in. But if you look at my last picture. You'll see the shift fork in the middle of the picture and the rod that supports it. One of those rods...
Forum: 993 Forum
07-22-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,930
Posted By tonypai

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Forum: 993 Forum
07-22-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,906
Posted By tonypai

As Steve Weiner put it, "it was the worst valve...

As Steve Weiner put it, "it was the worst valve job I've ever seen". They weren't shimmed, all were bent and the SAI port was clogged. It was time.
Forum: 993 Forum
07-22-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,906
Posted By tonypai

The first owner had a rebuild (bad valves) at 3...

The first owner had a rebuild (bad valves) at 3 years and 40K miles. I just did a second rebuild at 99K miles.
Forum: 993 Forum
07-19-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,930
Posted By tonypai

I had the same issue with my transmission. ...

I had the same issue with my transmission.

The needle point bearings fell out of the basket and into the differential. When I hit a bump one of the bearings got lodged on the shift rod, partially...
07-19-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,287
Posted By tonypai

As they say..... Racing in slow motion ...

As they say.....

Racing in slow motion
Crashing in slow motion
Spending money in slow motion

Welcome to SM. I'm sure you'll have a great time.
Forum: 993 Forum
06-24-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By tonypai

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4 Miata tires.....no wheels :-)
Forum: 993 Forum
06-05-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By tonypai

Al at http://gocpt.com/ in Melrose Park can do...

Al at http://gocpt.com/ in Melrose Park can do the alignment as well.
04-22-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,376
Posted By tonypai

- After you unhitch the trailer from the ball...

- After you unhitch the trailer from the ball don't drive off without undoing the chains, it makes an awful noise.

- Buy trailer tires early and often

- Sometimes it's better to refuse a kind...
Forum: 993 Forum
03-06-2015, 08:55 PM
01-31-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,390
Posted By tonypai

What's the best tow vehicle to purchase? I need...

What's the best tow vehicle to purchase? I need to pull an enclosed trailer but I want to also use it as a daily driver so I want all the creature comforts and I would like to get 35 MPG. My budget...
Forum: 993 Forum
01-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,869
Posted By tonypai

I'm doing my own top end rebuild and the...

I'm doing my own top end rebuild and the replacement parts and machine work are right around $10K. It really depends what you expect them to do with the "while you're in there" type work. The...
Forum: 993 Forum
12-30-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,857
Posted By tonypai

My story is almost exactly like Ernie's. 96...

My story is almost exactly like Ernie's. 96 Carrera with 99K miles. Started the rebuild in April, thought it'd be a quick 2 month process. LOL.

The car had a top end rebuild 15 years ago at 40K...
11-18-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By tonypai

Ahhh, what crappy weather. 45 and rainy. Then I...

Ahhh, what crappy weather. 45 and rainy. Then I got home to Chicago, 14 and snowing! :-)

Everyone thought the weather on Sunday would be nicer than Saturday.....little did we know. Oh well,...
11-13-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By tonypai

I'll be there. Green Miata, 314. It may not...

I'll be there. Green Miata, 314.

It may not be warm but it's warmer than Chicago!
Forum: 993 Forum
10-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By tonypai

Don't rule out court so readily, it's there to...

Don't rule out court so readily, it's there to help you.
Don't let the insurance company call all the shots, they are definitely not there to help you.

My guess.....the act in question is the...
Forum: 993 Forum
10-07-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By tonypai

Generally speaking anything out in public without...

Generally speaking anything out in public without an "expectation of privacy" can be videotaped or photographed. It gets trickier when it comes to audio, you can run afoul of wiretapping laws. ...
08-04-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,477
Posted By tonypai

Ex-Muhle at the Nurburgring. Huge drop followed...

Ex-Muhle at the Nurburgring. Huge drop followed by a big climb. Major compression.

Barber Motorsports 12, 13, 14

Mid Ohio Madness

Road Atlanta 2, 3, 4, 5 and 11, 12.

COTA 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,...
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