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I'mmmmm back.....

Hey all, sorry for being away for so long!

Between having a second child (son, Alexander), changing the direction of the shop to a dedicated race shop, and being a sponsor for the 944 Spec race series for NASA, my time to hop on line has dropped to next to none.

I apologize to all that were looking forward to the 2010 get together here at the shop, with a hectic race season schedule it just wasn't going to work out. Don't be discouraged however! I WILL make sure that a 2011 GTG will happen, it will just take alot of planning to fit it in between race weekends.

So more the the point, how the hell is everyone?!?
Chris, Rich, Richard, Patrick, CJ.... Anything new going on? Everyone else, what's new?

I will admit, There were a couple of times I was going to hop back on and say hey, but was feeling pretty bad about "bailing" on everyone here on the forum. Hopefully y'all can forgive me! For those that don't know Bennington Motorsports is now an official sponsor and tech shop for the NASA Midwest race series. We have really stepped up the shop with a full alignment rack, scale setup, tire mounting and balancing services, mandrel bender and notcher for building cages.... the list goes on and on.

I'm going to make it an early new years resolution to remain active on as many of the forums as possible, but forgive me if it takes a couple days to get back with anyone. I just cant find the time to be an "all day poster" as I used to be in the past.

Talk to yall soon!
-Nick

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:26 AM
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Nick,

Congratulations on your new son.

Glad to read your shop is moving up. Will you still be doing rebuilds on the 944/951 heads? A couple members mentioned that emails were not replied to when inquired.

Speedy (speedracing944) is chasing thieves in WI.
Just got burglarized, gave chase and caught the bad guys!

Again, congratulations on your son, Alexander
John
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:11 PM
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Nick,

Good to hear from you. Congrats on the boy!!!
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Nick,

Good to hear from you. I assumed you were pretty busy with the shop and the downturned economy.

Congrats on the new baby! We had another baby girl 3 weeks ago as well! I hope your wife is doing fine. Tell her I say hi.

The short story of my life:
Graduated Engineering School
Got job
Had baby
Working on the 944
Got burglarized
Single handedly caught said burglar
Hear from you

How could life get any better?

Speedy
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Damn speedy,
You graduated, AND got a job, lucky.... I guess I shouldn't have gone nuke I guess I got my fill from the govt!

Congrats on the little girl, god knows my daughter is both my sanity & insanity

As I posted before, I will make sure we have a GTG in 2011! It really bums me that I broke tradition this year I'll do my best to make sure it doesn't happen again!

great to hear from you!

P.S. good job chasing down the low lifes!!
-Nick
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Congrats on your new son!
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Glad to hear from you again Nick! I look forward to seeing you again next summer.
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Oh great! Maybe now you can explain to me why you sold me a "rebuilt" short block for a 944S that I cant use because the pistons and cylinder walls are damaged...

People have been asking me all year why I bought it, the only explanation I have is "he told me it was good".

Because of this deal, my car had to be taken from the shop and stored in my garage until I can find a solution.. In all honesty, the block I pulled from my car is in better shape, and its not like i can just swap the cylinders, is it?

$850 down the drain ($600 + $250 shipping), how do you explain yourself?


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He's alive!

I figured it was probably life, but you never know... Good to hear everything's going well.

It looks like you disappeared right before I killed my motor. Had quite the project building another one, and a DIY Alusil honing procedure for already decent in spec cylinders that got alot more attention than I ever anticipated, and apparently inspired a few other rebuild projects. Project 924 S engine replacement
She's running exceptionally well now with almost 17K on it and less oil consumption than the old motor ever had. Right now I've gone full time to finish engineering school, hoping nothing expensive happens in the next couple years.
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did ya disappear again? would really like to find a solution to this problem...

kinda tired of my pride and joy sitting in the garage collecting dust


edit: I dont mean to sound like a jerk or anything, and congrats on the baby... but seriously, WTF?


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