Moles at the Unit……

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Hi there

Now then, my work mate Andy has many fine qualities and has great work ethics. He is a good guy to have by your side when things need to be done at the unit but at times I think we have moles or something. He has this habit of sweeping rubbish into little neat piles all over the place……..and then just leaving them!!!! In the foreground of the photo is one of these such piles, which I shall call Exhibit 1 in the evidence catalogue. For the eagle eyed of you out there in Porsche world you may see another one of these said piles of rubbish higher up in the photo….and no I don’t mean the damaged Cayenne seat!!

We have been at the unit now for a few years and I have never ever ever seen the ‘sweeper-up fairies’ turn up to sweep these little piles up and deposit them into the many many bins we have knocking around the unit. I have, however, swept many said little piles up myself. Here’s me thinking that I am the boss and all that….very naïve of me I now know.DSCF0531DSCF0532DSCF0533DSCF0534

We have now managed to move the 3.6 997 into the safety of the unit and powered the electrics up. The engine is showing an impressive recorded 56,000 miles under its belt, so we are quite giddy to get it removed so that we can bore scope it and get it on its merry way to a customer.

Right then, I think that is all for the time being. Will be getting new stock in shortly so please keep checking in with ourselves for updates.

All the best

Mac McGovern

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Porsche 996 C4 – Undamaged

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Hi all (again today)

A few photos of the Porsche 996 C4 which arrived with us this week. As you see it is undamaged and runs well. It is a 2000/2001 C4 model with the 3.4 M96.04 engine & G96.30 manual gearbox. Everything seems to be fine with the car…well except for the interior (can’t say I am a fan).

It drives well enough and all the bits and pieces seem to work ok. We have just finished a C4S on a 2004 plate, so we have a couple of body shells to be sold off complete with ID if anybody is interested in doing some Winter projects. Just get in touch to discuss.

Right that is all for the time being, I am hungry and I am going for my tea 🙂 Or if you are posh, it is dinner. It is tea to me.

All the best

Mac McGovern

 

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Porsche 997 C2 now in stock..

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Hi all

As promised, some photos of the 997 C2 just arrived in. Its errr..silver in colour and has taken a bit of a whack at the near side back end!! The bodywork will require a bit of fettling but apart from that everything else seems fine. It has already generated a lot of interest especially from overseas customers requesting big lumps off it.

It is the 3.6 version with a six speed manual transmission. Interior colour is grey and all airbags are intact. The front end is untouched, so all good there then. It has only got three good legs obviously…the damaged one and wheel are presently residing in the front boot space 🙂

In the background of photo 3 you will notice a rather stunning Renault Master van. This has been my work horse now for a few years and is a real trooper & a pleasure to drive. Please no silly offers of buying my van off me, it is not for sale 🙂

New stock is arriving very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for more doozers.

All the best

Mac McGovern

 

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997 C2 arriving in stock…..

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Just to let you know but spoiler alert, a 997 C2 (2006) is arriving in stock tomorrow along with a 996 coupe model (2001) so I expect demand to be high for both vehicles. I am giddy with anticipation for both cars but especially for the 997. I will upload photos when the cars rock up and highlight all the Gucci bits as soon as. Also getting a 964 in stock next week, so Christmas has come early for yours truly :0

Not sure if I mentioned in the last post but we took delivery of a Cayenne (955) in good nick recently but the 3.2 engine one and not the ‘I can’t go past a petrol station without being dragged in’ 4.5 engine one!! The engine itself is a doozer and once removed I expect it to sell easily enough. Already quite a few body panels have been sold whilst it was outside awaiting to come in, so it looks proper sad for itself now. At this rate, I will have dismantled the drive before it comes inside so instead of driving the lummox in, we will be pushing it in. Another well thought out plan forming on the horizon I see. The daft thing is that I know I am creating a problem for myself and will still do it anyway. Every village has one I think the term is….

We have managed to get our bulging stock levels down to manageable proportions now. Hoarding parts because they are really good and not wanting to let them go is ok but probably not good business sense I suspect. Anyway, I am comfortable with the stock levels and may trim them even more yet. We have managed to sell some very large items recently, decimating our seat sets and engines. Even managed to sell a few convertible roof assemblies too. Quite an effort to pack though.. (see above)

Anyway, will wrap it up now till I can show some photos.

All the best

Mac McGovern

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Sometimes it is best just to let go…

Hi there

We recently shipped out a 996 3.6 engine to a customer and received the exchange engine back within a few weeks. Well I say engine, it was really just a pallet of engine bits to be fair. This engine had just let go in spectacular fashion with catastrophic results as can be seen after a full strip down.

Photos 1 & 2 show some massive damage.

Photos 3 & 4 highlight a sheared con rod & casing damage.

Photo 5 shows the metal filings which were once engine pieces.

Photo 6 shows a damaged piston crown & more engine damage.

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In the case of this engine, I think it was best just to let go…there really was nothing worth salvaging off this lump. At least the metal recyclers will be happy….

All the best

Mac McGovern

PS Anybody for a retro wine rack??

 

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911 930 Turbo

Hi all

Well what about this one, a Porsche 930 Turbo having fresh paint before re-sale. When all the work is done I will post the finished photos for folk to drool over but Dan who is working on the car never fails to impress. Looking forward to seeing the end result on this car.

All the best

Mac McGovern

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BIG pallet syndrome

Hi all

Just a quick blog. Have shipped quite a few pallets out recently but that bad boy takes the biscuit. Over sized pallet full of pipework & suspension parts was a bit of a head scratching time to get all the parts on in a safe manner, a bit like a giant jigsaw. Glad Chris was there to help or I think that I would still be there till a month of Sundays. Anyway happy to report that it got away safely and on time.

All the best

Mac McGovern

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