Just like buses, when one arrives another one is just around the corner. As predicted, virtually everything has flown off the first S2 we only got a couple of weeks ago…engine & gearbox off to Poland, black leather interior off to a good home…in fact not a lot left full stop!! We have just about finished off sweeping up around this carcass when the next S2 has rocked up.
The ‘new’ one has got a good engine & gearbox, so cannot see any reason why these units will hang around too long. The interior is quite nice too, cream leather seats which should sell themselves. Will be listing the sets of Brembo brake calipers we now have in stock off these two vehicles and fingers crossed they will be soon on their merry way.
We have had a good few months this year selling loads of parts off after a pretty quiet start to the year and I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the team for all their hard work and dedication to the effort.
Anyways, I think that is all for the time being. Will keep you posted to anymore exciting developments in the land of the Porsche parts.
All the best
Well look what we have found!! A 3.0 Porsche 944 S2 in good nick…well, the bodywork isn’t fab but the interior is belting. Full black leather seats in great condition with matching black interior in good condition too. Giddy kipper time all round…even comes with a working Porsche tyre compressor.
I suspect that the engine and the interior won’t hang around, they are getting increasingly rare to get in this condition. There is quite a lot of good salvageable parts on this one, so I will keep you posted on the parts as they come off.
Also just managed to pick another 944 S2 up, so will let you know when that one makes an appearance. We seem to be having a run on the older stuff at the moment..at least it keeps Andy out of mischief. You don’t hear a peep out of him when these rock up, I am sure he could dismantle one in his sleep.
Anyways, all the best and will write soon’ish.
Hi to each and everyone of you
Just thought I would have a catch up and keep peeps up to date with goings on at the madhouse. We had a slow start to the year but it has picked up nicely now, so now we are running around like headless chickens trying to keep up….sometimes failing badly but generally all good on the madness scales.
Our bubble wrap, scotch tap, cellotape etc are bought in from the internet in bulk so we always have plenty in to get orders out on time and in a safe manner. But our boxes are the bane of my life at times, we have all manner of sizes and shapes which just take up soooooooo much room…..plus rolls of bubble wrap everywhere just puts a top hat on things!! We get given packing boxes from everywhere and anywhere as we are always in constant need and I never check what is on the external packaging labels. I should do because one time there were hazardous chemical symbols all over the box and the courier had to be persuaded that it wasn’t nuclear waste he would be carrying from Chernobyl but a brake caliper. I was even close to opening the package to convince him!!
Anyway to cut a long story short, this particular day we had boxed different orders up as we always do, booked them for collection etc. I didn’t think anymore about it till a few days later an irate customer contacted me demanding answers. Perplexed I tried to get to the bottom of the matter as I knew the part was a good one. It turned out it was the packaging that was the problem as we had dispatched his order in a ‘Rampant Rabbit’ vibrator box that had been left on his door step by the courier due to nobody being home. He wasn’t best pleased….I mean what would his neighbours think of him/his wife in leafy suburbia Chalfont St Giles? I shudder to think…. shudder probably not the best choice of word there 🙂
Hopefully he understood that it was a genuine mistake and we promised that we would be more careful with our packaging next time….I have a sneaky suspicion that the courier knew all about it all along and left it in plain view for chuckle purposes.
Anyways, will write again soonest.
All the best
Hi to each and everyone of you
Just thought I would share some of the stuff we have had over the years which have made us chuckle. The red 986 Boxster we were dismantling in the photo above had outer over sills fitted, so as we removed them we were met with these words of wisdom. I would like to think of this moment as not only being informative but also showed the ‘naughty’ boys had a sense of humour too. How their sides must have ached with all the belly laughs and guffaws they endured with this little wheeze of ingenuity.
I would also like to take this opportunity to mention Andy’s ability to destroy things which should be bullet proof on paper….but obviously nothing on Earth has been created to my knowledge that can stop the unstoppable force that is Andy. This phenomena first came to my notice early on in his employment with us. The engine hoist which had previously been a stalwart of modern machinery soon began to ‘lose’ locating pins and other key items, which were then mysteriously replaced by all manner of odd tools and screwdrivers to replicate the missing locating pins. I am not sure to this day whether he thought I hadn’t noticed these oddments or he was just using his ‘special’ talent to improvise the vanishing mystery. It seems to be an unspoken rule not to mention these things, so we both skirt around the subject to this very day. I have now grown rather fond of our hedgehog looking engine hoist but not too sure about the health and safety aspect of things. I actually believe it is now Andy proof and should be certified to that effect.
Only this week, I noticed the indestructible dust pan made out of Krupp steel was now in 2 parts lying on the workshop floor. I felt like it was my duty to mention this to him only to be met with some mumbled story of how it had just fallen apart!!! This thing was quite possibly from the pre-Jurassic period and had been forged by molten lava from Middle Earth eons previously, so had stood up to some serious stuff in its long and glorious career but had obviously met its match when Andy appeared on the scene!! It had witnessed the demise of the dinosaurs, countless wars fought in many lands, seismic activity and tsunamis around the world, flower power and the 60’s, The Berlin Wall coming down but had no answer to Andy and his destructive ways. Things will never be quite the same with this ending of an era.
And then there is Andy and his ‘improv’ way of how to remove parts or do a task. Not bothering with a standard by the book methodology or logical way to do things, Andy likes to do it his way….which ultimately means nine times out of ten will always end in disaster. A familiar theme of starting with the very best of intentions generally ends in abject failure and back to the drawing board but on the very rare occasions that he is successful then boy do we all know about it with his constant re-runs of each particular moment during the task that were so blatantly obvious to him (and to no one else) that this ‘mechanicing’ lark is a doddle and is as easy as shelling peas. There is no working with him in these Eureka moments and we have all learned to make ourselves scarce. It gives Andy more time to work on his stories even more and the final embellished stories take on saga like proportions by the next telling of the story. Please Lord, take me now….
Anyways, more stories from the madhouse coming soon
All the best
To say I am a little giddy with this lump is an understatement. It has been a real pleasure working on this monster & we are learning quite a bit on the way too….especially Andy, who can now manage to make a semi decent brew after all these years of trying!! And yes, he can be trying. I am soooo proud of him though, it is like witnessing a toddlers first foot steps. You really do have to cherish these moments as they don’t last long. As long as we avoid getting botulism over the next few weeks then I think we are on the home run and our immune system will cover the rest 🙂 If only he could work the microwave though……it looks like Chernobyl sometimes when he has been heating his pie up!!
Got loads of photos/parts to list from this beast so keep your peepers peeled in the coming days/weeks for some real gems to be had. We shall be populating the website soonest, so happy days on that score. Andy has worked like a little Trojan on this one and I as always have been fantastic too 🙂 Even bought a workshop manual on this one so I could swat up and sound learned on the subject matter. May need a bit more time on that though.
Anyhows, going to sign off for now and get reading
All the best
Another giddy kipper moment!! 964 C2 parts aplenty and a solid rolling body shell too. All the panels/doors are in great condition & painted in Grand Prix White. The 3.6 engine runs well and the G50 gearbox is a doozer too. All to be listed on the website shortly so dig deep in your pockets folks as I need to retire soon and quite enjoy lazy afternoons in the sun lying on a beach being served cold beer by scantily clad busty girls!!!
The interior is in blue and in pretty good nick. I shall be listing all the parts soon’ish so keep your peepers peeled for them.
Will speak soon
Hi all (more than 3 now I believe)
Sorry it has been a while but been mega busy clearing out old stock to make way for new models & stock. Anyway, I think we are pretty close to where we want to be, so we are now back with a bang!!! Introducing a 2016 Porsche 991 Generation II Turbo S to our stock certainly puts a smile on my face. I thought I would include some of the specifications about this car :
Engine : 3.800 cc, flat 6 twin-turbocharged (18,574 miles)
Transmission : 7-speed PDK, four wheel drive
Top speed : 205mph with 0-60mph @ 2.9 seconds
Torque (lb ft) : 553 @ 2,250-4,000 rpm
With that mileage on the engine, the engine just sounds awesome. Stopping power is via PCCB ceramic brake calipers with monstrous sized brake discs/rotors. There are many gadgets on this model….we haven’t discovered them all yet!!!! I am trying to stop the guys drooling over the car but I am afraid that is a losing battle. It has sustained some heavy damage to the right hand side but the important bits are all in good shape.
I will be listing and photographing all the parts as they are removed, so keep your peepers peeled for some ace parts over the coming weeks.
All the best