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Competition Coachwork and Sportscar Specials

Competition Coachwork and Sportscar Specials

Since the day’s of knighthood men have been taking metal, heating it, hammering it and forming it through various methods to achieve a final product of beauty in form and function. European craftsmen, many of whom had the art of metal shaping handed down through family and apprenticeships, began applying the art to building auto […] [...more]

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Building An Aluminum Porsche 550 Spyder Hood

Building An Aluminum Porsche 550 Spyder Hood

With my recent acquisition of this 1970’s Porsche 550 Spyder fiberglass recreation I thought it would be a fun project to shape out some aluminum parts for it. The first part I decided to tackle was the bonnet. Although it might seem like a pretty straight forward project one should keep in mind that even […] [...more]

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Metal Shaping With A Log

Metal Shaping With A Log

So we’ve all heard the statement made how many vintage coachbuilt cars were “Formed over a log.” But not everyone may understand just what it means. Since my shoestring budget doesn’t allow the purchase of a Pullmax Machine, Hammering over a log is something I take pride in doing. So I set out to show […] [...more]

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DIY Porsche and VW Engine Shipping Crate

DIY Porsche and VW Engine Shipping Crate

With aircooled Porsche and VW specialists become few and far between, there have been several times in the past few years where I’ve seen the need to ship an engine to have it reworked or when it’s being sold. In this article I’m going to walk you through an affordable way to build a nice […] [...more]

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The Rust Factor: Early Porsche 912 and 911

The Rust Factor: Early Porsche 912 and 911

1968, It was the last year of the Short Wheel Base “SWB” 911 and 912 Porsche cars. It was the year Government emission regulations caused Porsche to use a Smog Pump on the 912 engine which heated things up and eventually burnt valves. Some say the SWB cars were the 901 in its purest form. […] [...more]

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Volkswagen Bug Engine Removal DIY

Volkswagen Bug Engine Removal DIY

At some point in time every vintage beetle owner who actually drive and use their car will come to the day where the engine needs to be removed. I know first hand that it’s getting harder and harder to find shops willing to do extensive work on “old cars”.  Furthermore, being in the upper Midwest […] [...more]

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The Motoring Journal: Ton-Up CB750

The Motoring Journal: Ton-Up CB750

If you’re a fan of vintage European cars there’s a good chance you have a soft spot for motorcycles of the same era. I’ve been enticed by the Cafe’ Racer bikes of the 60’s and 70’s since my childhood. My interest recently turned into an impulse purchase of a 1974 CB750.  Now some might frown […] [...more]

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WANTED: Hepolite Pistons

WANTED: Hepolite Pistons

Looking for Hepolite Domed Pistons (NOS). Part No. 61682012786 Size 77.75MM Call Chris- 320 491 5THREE-0NE Slx [...more]

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Sir Stirling Moss Injured In Fall

Sir Stirling Moss Injured In Fall

Sir Stirling Moss, known as one of the greatest Gran Prix drivers of all time, was injured at his home after falling out of his elevator. Find the full story HERE. We at TMJ wish Sir Moss a speedy recovery. We were looking forward to hearing him speak at the Amelia Island Concours later this […] [...more]

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Early Porsche 911/912 Sway Bar Install

Early Porsche 911/912 Sway Bar Install

I pulled a 13mm Sway Bar off of a 66 912. It was missing a drop link and all bushings needed to be replaced. I ordered all of the drop link bushings, two drop links and misc hardware from  Easy Porsche which was very affordable and the guys there were very helpful with part #’s, […] [...more]

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