June 6, 2003
090 front suspension ready to come apart.
just like the rest of the car, really original, but in a really
used up condition.
at Gunnar is of course, "making chicken salad out of
Jack have been pounding the last two days, taking all these
separated the front hub from the disc. If the disc is within
tolerance, we will restore it and use it over. If not, it
will be replaced.
a bent control arm you could align the car and still fall
into factory specifications. This is not a good practice because
a bent control arm could have other problems which could cause
(i.e. cracks and worn out bearings).
Check this out! Andy vetoed Jack's earlier idea of using a
numbered tag, but I didn't know this. Today, Sharon said to
me "Why don't I make number tags so you can identify
between all of the 904 parts?", I thought it was a great
Score: Jack, Sharon, & Kevin - 1 each,
Andy - 0, zip, nada.
All the pictures don't have numbers yet, and maybe we'll only
do one tag for a group of pictures. We would like to think
we're pioneering website restorations (so all you Porsche
freaks can enjoy the chaos at Gunnar), but we are still learning!
picture the pencil points to a bent bearing race. This means
that the bearing inside could also have tolerance problems,
thus the suspension would become loose. We will replace this
with a new bearing.
the plastic ball-joint bearing. As you can see, the environment
(oil, gas, dirt, air) and time have ruined it. We make these
bearings also. So all the suspension parts will be straightened,
checked for cracks, and painted like new.
the buzz scriber to mark every suspension piece (in inconspicuous
places), so we can identify which parts go to which cars.
Oh yeah, I ordered new shirts for the boys. I know were getting
a little crusty in the uniform department (look at Jack's
carts are our customers best friends.
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