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    Wanted: independent shop for air cooled 911s in Clear Lake area, South of Houston

    Wanted: Indy shop for air cooled in Clear Lake area
    I have need for a local shop to do oil change, tune, and some light mechanical work on my 1973 targa, and itís good running 3.2 liter Motronic engine.
    I am in the Friendswood area and want to find a good shop south of the loop 8 area, anywhere up to include Galveston I guess.
    Appreciate any input, experience, in this regard. I have moved here from Austin and have no contacts.
    Bill Conway, Early S Registry member #254
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    1973 T, 3.2L Black Carrera Targa
    1969 T, 2.4L Silvermetallic Targa

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    Personally, I'd go an hour the other way and see Warren at Callas Rennsport in Sealy.
    If we're not members, why does the ESR write off our dues as member dues on their tax returns?

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    Good plan, JP, I’ll contact them and see what develops.. thanks for the tip, ...
    Bill Conway, Early S Registry member #254
    1970 S, 2.2L Silvermetallic Coupe
    1973 T, 3.2L Black Carrera Targa
    1969 T, 2.4L Silvermetallic Targa

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverc4s View Post
    Good plan, JP, I’ll contact them and see what develops.. thanks for the tip, ...
    Very good shop and great people. Tell MC that I sent you.
    If we're not members, why does the ESR write off our dues as member dues on their tax returns?

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    Bill - Einar’s Garage is in downtown Houston. He works on older and newer Porsches. He may even know someone a bit closer to you. Warren at Rennsport is excellent.
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    Just an update, the car is at Rennsport now, all going well so far... more like 2 hours from where I am, 75 or so highway miles.. Great folks, impressive body of work present.
    Bill Conway, Early S Registry member #254
    1970 S, 2.2L Silvermetallic Coupe
    1973 T, 3.2L Black Carrera Targa
    1969 T, 2.4L Silvermetallic Targa

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverc4s View Post
    Just an update, the car is at Rennsport now, all going well so far... more like 2 hours from where I am, 75 or so highway miles.. Great folks, impressive body of work present.
    Glad its working out!
    If we're not members, why does the ESR write off our dues as member dues on their tax returns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverc4s View Post
    Just an update, the car is at Rennsport now, all going well so far... more like 2 hours from where I am, 75 or so highway miles.. Great folks, impressive body of work present.
    Yep. That’s the spot.
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    Warren is top notch - that's who looked after my RS and GT3 while I lived in Houston.

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    Thumbs up Update on Rennsport Porsche in Sealy, TX

    Just a quick update on my recent experience with Rennsport Porsche Works in Sealy, TX.
    In short I am very pleased with both the work and the communication experience with Warren and MC at Rennsport. Anyone with an air cooled 911 in the greater Houston area would be well served by getting to know these fine folks, and your machine will be the better for it as well.

    Over the course of about 6 weeks, Warren shepherded my 73 targa through the various traumas associated with
    1. wiring gremlins,
    2. oil service and valve adjust,
    3. installation of new EFI fuel lines on 3.2.motronic engine
    4. installation of a new muffler system,
    5. teardown of front and rear of car for paint,
    6. subcontracting paintwork,
    7. reassembly and final adjustment following paint,
    8. probably a dozen other small details that I have forgotten or were just fixed on the way.

    The bottom line is I am over the moon at finding these folks, and will use them from this day onward, and recommend to all with air cooled cars to maintain and or repair. Many thanks, Warren and MC. JP I owe you one, hope to see you in Boerne this coming Spring!!

    I'll post some pictures when I figure out how to convert iPhone pix back to plain old JPEG or GIF

    Crackers says Hi, Nick...
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    Bill Conway, Early S Registry member #254
    1970 S, 2.2L Silvermetallic Coupe
    1973 T, 3.2L Black Carrera Targa
    1969 T, 2.4L Silvermetallic Targa

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