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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:28 pm
by Trevor Gates
Friday action.

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:58 pm
by Mike Goldberg
Trevor,
Thanks for breaking in those valve guides!
Mike

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:02 pm
by Trevor Gates
Hey Mike - Oh man! Thank you for allowing me to put a little over 200 shake down miles on your car. It was a blast to drive and that sunroof really makes a big difference - kind of the best of both worlds. My 9 year daughter rode with me for almost all the miles and blew your car a kiss when we had to return the car to the shop. Needless to say she's hooked!

Here we are (minus my son) motoring right along; windows down, sunroof cracked open, hair blowing (those of us that have it) in the wind.

PS - Have a safe and great trip up to the Emory Porsche Campout. Should be a great time!

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:23 am
by George Walling
nice car Have a safe trip up here to Oregon, see you at the campout

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:22 am
by Mike Goldberg
Just doing my part to keep you motivated to finish yours.

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:16 am
by Trevor Gates
Thanks Mike!

Another friend, Pete, heading to the Emory Porsche Campout in Oregon in his 63 Coupe, just going over a few last minute things before hitting the road tomorrow morning.
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Jack and I were talking 356's today and he mentioned that he read this thread: '53 Coupe, #2 Sparkplug Threads Issue and was sure he remembered the car being from Southern California. Sure enough he was right, it is Gene's Pre A. Funny story, is that when the restoration was being done, as Jack remembers mostly by Gene himself, he had two hood handles cast and gave one to Jack. It's been on a shelf for many years, but is going to be pressed into service very shortly as soon as Craig Richter's cloth sunroof Coupe comes out of paint. Cool how these things work out!
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:04 pm
by Trevor Gates
Two beehive Speedsters in for some maintenance.

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:38 pm
by Trevor Gates
The seldom seen fender flare... :P Story goes that back in the day a dealer in Colorado installed rear fender flares on 5 or 6 cars when almost new. If anyone else has heard this story or one similar please share.

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:45 pm
by Trevor Gates
Picking up a customer's 57 Speedster. (Pickle fork wipers on order from Erik @ Auto Foreign Services) This pic was taken heading south on PCH just past Crystal Cove State Park. Jack and I then stopped to grab lobster tacos for lunch at Taco Loco in Laguna Beach.

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:19 am
by neilbardsley
Trevor Gates wrote:Picking up a customer's 57 Speedster. (Pickle fork wipers on order from Erik @ Auto Foreign Services) This pic was taken heading south on PCH just past Crystal Cove State Park. Jack and I then stopped to grab lobster tacos for lunch at Taco Loco in Laguna Beach.
A road and weather we can only dream of there in England!

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:39 am
by Trevor Gates
A beater 356 that Jack and Kerry are getting road worthy after a 25 year slumber.

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:46 am
by Trevor Gates
I think these mounts have seen better days.
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Is this the Holy Grail? T2 Speedster in Meissen Blue in mostly original paint with a red patina interior? Many would say yes.

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:08 pm
by Trevor Gates
A lot of magic happens inside these shop walls, a lot happens outside as well. Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:57 pm
by Trevor Gates
All tucked in for the night.
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With some “artistic freedom” one could be fooled into thinking it was the real thing.
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:47 pm
by Trevor Gates
After the shop being closed two Friday’s in a row (Palms to Pines event and then Thanksgiving) it was fun to get together and talk cars and life.