Project updates

Over the past couple months Paul’s garage projects have continued at their usual glacial pace. The good news is that both BMW engines are finally back together and on the road. This week I plan to wake the hibernating Jaguar and drag it out of it’s winter cave. The following are some photos of the […]

Winter Projects 2011

A long, cold, wet Oregon winter is the perfect time to attack the growing list of projects taking up space in Paul’s garage. This year it’s all engine rebuilds. Below is a quick list of what needs to get done. I’ll try to update frequently with more detailed articles as these projects progress. Project “Sexy […]

Paul’s Garage 2010 Summer Calendar

Time Flies it’s April already and definitely time to start planning for the sunny season! Time too to blow the dust off the keyboard and get this blog rolling again, apologies to my readers for my winter hibernation. The following is a list of activities and events that I hope to attend, most are close […]

Paul’s Garage moves into a real garage!

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It’s an exciting time here, for the past several years I’ve had access to a fine workshop but I have lacked my own “personal space” to concentrate on long-term projects, this looks like it will be the perfect place. I’ve got the Race Rabbit out of the rain for the long Oregon winter and the […]

The French Connection… Rescuing a Renault R10

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It’s a weakness or possibly an illness but when I see something like this by the side of the road I absolutely have to stop and check it out, if you suffer the same symptoms or just enjoy funky little European cars, then please, read on. A couple weeks ago my friends Scott, Keith, and […]

Volvo 244 Project

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Paul’s project 1981 Volvo 244 This car was purchased inexpensively with the intention of repairing a few simple problems and using it as a commuter or selling it for profit. Since then it has demanded an excessive amount of attention and investment but has turned into a clean and reliable Volvo. In addition to a […]

Rockin’ the Rabbit at Larison 2009

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This year marked the 22nd annual running of the Larison Rock Hillclimb hosted by Emerald Empire Sports Car Club. It marked my third year and Dan’s fifth at this excellent event. For those who’ve never participated in a hill-climb race it is one of the most thrilling forms of racing and the stakes are very […]

Paul’s Garage 2009 Summer Calendar

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This is my favorite time of year in Oregon, the Winter chills have given way to warm showers and occasional sunshine. Spring in the Northwest is a lot like the feeling you get at 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning, the whole weekend lies ahead, possibilities are endless but there is an urge to hurry, […]

Midnight Ride

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My friend Alex’s recent acquisition, a nice 1989 Honda CBR600F This wasn’t the first time I’ve been in the position of trying to convince someone that they do in fact need a motorcycle in their life, it wasn’t the first time I’ve done foolish or stupid things to bring a motorcycle home, and it surely […]

How to replace the front brakes and wheel bearings on a Porsche 911SC

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The design of the Porsche 911SC brakes requires that the brake calipers and wheel hubs be removed in order to replace the brake discs which are mounted to the back of the hubs, the hubs contain the front wheel bearings. At this time I am going to replace the front wheel bearings, grease seals, brake […]