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Mini Cooper S Turbo Failures

Written by on October 31, 2012 in MINI Cooper, Repair, Shop Talk with 3 Comments
Mini Cooper S Turbo Failures

Now that a great deal of Mini Cooper S vehicles with the N14 motor are coming out of warranty, we are seeing quite a few with turbo issues.

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Safely Cleaning Mini Cooper Intake Valves with Our New Walnut Blasting Machine

Written by on October 11, 2012 in MINI Cooper, Shop Talk with 4 Comments
Safely Cleaning Mini Cooper Intake Valves with Our New Walnut Blasting Machine

Our new walnut blasting machine allows us to clean the back of Mini Cooper intake valves without doing damage to the motor.

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Shop Talk: Triumph TR3 Transmission Conversion

Written by on April 25, 2012 in Shop Talk, Triumph with 3 Comments
Shop Talk: Triumph TR3 Transmission Conversion

With today’s driving conditions and the fact that parts and transmissions are getting harder and harder to find, we constantly have to modify and update cars for repair. This is often the case with Triumph TR3s.

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Shop Talk: MGB Chrome Bumper Conversion

Written by on October 18, 2011 in MG, Shop Talk, Upgrades with 10 Comments
Shop Talk: MGB Chrome Bumper Conversion

Performing a chrome bumper conversion to your late model MGB is one of the best things you can do to improve the look of your vehicle and add value.

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Shop Talk: Triumph TR6 Transmission Conversion

Written by on February 7, 2011 in Shop Talk, Triumph, Upgrades with 8 Comments
Shop Talk: Triumph TR6 Transmission Conversion

We just completed this Toyota 5-speed transmission conversion for a client on his 1971 Triumph TR6. The kit we used was supplied by Herman van den Akker of HVDA Transmission Conversions. Herman has done an excellent job of putting these kits together and the installation was very straight forward. We are usually not big fans […]

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Shop Talk: Jaguar 4.0 Liter Timing Chain Upgrade

Written by on January 18, 2011 in Jaguar, Shop Talk, Upgrades with 2 Comments
Shop Talk: Jaguar 4.0 Liter Timing Chain Upgrade

This is a prime example of what you do not want to see happen to your Jaguar. On the early XK8 and XJ8 Jaguar vehicles equipped with the 4.0 liter motor, there is a known flaw in the upper timing chain tensioner. What happens is that the chain tensioner fails, causing the chain to slip […]

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