About

Paul’s Garage Blog is intended to be a resource for auto enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers. I post step-by-step guides for various repair and upgrade procedures as well as my personal opinions and reviews of all things automotive. All information, photographs, and opinions posted are my own unless specifically cited.

Information found on this site is intended to be a guide only, and to be used by qualified persons, use this information at your own risk. Automotive work presents the opportunity for personal injury or mechanical damage if not performed safely, properly, and completely. Please use your own judgement to determine if you have the skills and experience necessary to safely complete any of procedures you find listed on this site.

Thank you and have fun!

12 Responses to “About”

  1. Dan says:

    Hi Paul,
    great info here. Good detail, and I appreciate the safety information as well. When I get my Porsche, I’ll refer back here for engine removal.

    Take a look at my blog on the restoration of a 1962 Jaguar Mark II, starting from mostly scratch!

  2. Bart PL says:

    Hello Paul,

    you’ve done great job here. Planty of usefull information.

    If possible, think of article about heating system in 911.

    In my ’83 911 I have such problem.
    I checked front of the car, but I don’t know where and chow check thermostat, or other heating components.

    Best Regards and keep up good work !
    Bart

  3. Larry Graham says:

    I found your article on removing the transmission and engine from a 1983 Porsche 911 sc very interesting. I’m having problems finding anyone to rebuild my transmission for my same model Porsche. Do you have plans of doing a similar project for a 5 speed transmission? The 1st and reverse gears are out on mine. I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks, and keep up the excellent articles!

    Larry

  4. Paul says:

    Thank you for the feedback Larry. As you may have noticed this blog has been stagnant recently, too many other projects and too little time has been the story around here…

    As far as your transmission is concerned I can recommend German Transaxle of America as a reliable source for quality transmission rebuilding. They are local to me here in Oregon and I have used many of their rebuilds in Volkswagens I have repaired.

    If you’re feeling adventurous and want to do the rebuild yourself I say go for it! My trans. is getting a bit balky especially into 2nd gear so a rebuild may be in my future as well, if so I will definitely document and blog the entire procedure. -Paul

  5. Rick says:

    Hello Paul,
    Not sure if it is you who new someone that was thinking of buying a Ducati Paul Smart bike. if this person is still thinking about it. i have one going up for sale that is still in the factory crate. 0 miles and never assembled. If it is not you then I am sorry for taking up your time. If it is let him know what I have.
    Thanks,
    Rick

  6. Paul says:

    Hi Rick,
    That was me who was looking for a Paul Smart! I wish I was in a position to buy your bike but unfortunately I have too much invested in too many projects right now, if I had my E-Type sold then if might be another story…

    I’ll pass your info along to Dan who operates raresportbikesforsale.com he may want to feature your Ducati and is in a good position to help you find a buyer.

    Thank you -Paul

  7. Dennis says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the 911SC wheel bearing replacement instructions. Went like a charm. Really appreciate it. Dennis.

  8. Armando Lozano says:

    starting a rebuild of a completely torn down 1973 2002. Any comment on any particular shop manual I should buy to help me get through this project?

    Thanks!

  9. Paul says:

    Armando, Sounds like a big project, but a fun one, I wish you success. I have the Haynes manual which works well for most of the needed data and specifications when rebuilding. I have also been watching ebay for an original dealer manual but they do command a substantial price. Good luck with your ’02. -Paul

  10. Earl E. Mohr says:

    So, I was pleased to have the chance to introduce myself and have the opportunity to listen to you this week while Lady Whimsey and I were in Eugene. The place has a comfortable quality. The Unisport I described is illustrated here.

    http://earlywiz.smugmug.com/VEHICLES/1972-UNISPORT/UNISPORTIMG0001/933946676_xBYsr-M.jpg

  11. Paul says:

    Good to meet you too, thanks for stopping by. -Paul

  12. Earl E. Mohr says:

    Paul,
    the brouchure was a teaser. here is what my Unisport looked like in better days.

    http://earlywiz.smugmug.com/VEHICLES/1972-UNISPORT/7980590_xFBLw#666028082_BXx5W

    Here you can observe the rather primitive ‘sliding pillar and the 1/2″ bar-stock parallelogram tilt-steering-suspension.

    http://earlywiz.smugmug.com/VEHICLES/1972-UNISPORT/7980590_xFBLw#519010504_vNVUR

    That, by the way, is the vehicle’s belly-pan resting over the cockpit. Imagine the track of a VW and the overall length of a Volvo 245 Wagon.
    EarlWiz

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