New Hire Chris

 

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Chris

Meet Chris!

Chris is the new hire here and will be an apprentice of sorts.

Like the other members of our team, Chris has been interested in cars from a young age. Introduced to the mechanic tradition at the age of 15, Chris traveled down to Iowa with his father to pull a 305 TPI engine out of a 1986 Pontiac Firebird Formula.

Since then, every car Chris— now 23— has owned has required work and he has developed a skill set in routine/general maintenance as well as engine installation and suspension work.

Besides cars, Chris loves motorcycles and has modded several mini bikes with bigger engines. Besides internal combustion engines, Chris is a guitarist in his metal band “Intrinsic” and spends his free time playing at bars and smaller venues around the Twin Cities and practising.

Chris drives his 1999 Saab 93 to work every day and it is part beater car part project car as the machine absorbs time and money from him for how many miles he puts on. This has instilled in Chris a love-hate relationship with Saab, for on one hand, his familiarity and their stock turbos are great, but on the other hand the way his “220k mile 93 loves to nickel and dime [his] wallet to death” is hardly enjoyable.

Chris is an apprentice here so he’s learning as much as he’s working and we couldn’t be happier to have him.

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Dodge Route Van RestoMod with Kitchen walkaround

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Dodge Route van restomod food truck conversion

A follow up on the Dodge Route van RestoMod we built last year for Chameleon Concessions. They completed the food truck conversion on it and it needed a little follow-up work before it heads out to service.

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1960 Saab 93F Ice Racer reveal

 

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1960 Saab 93f Racecar

1960 Saab 93F Project Reveal

Our work on the Saab is complete (except installing the fuel cell that we're still waiting on) and it's ready for final details and paint. If all goes well, it should see some racing later this summer!

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1948 Dodge Route Camper Van

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1948 Dodge Route Camper Van

1948 Dodge Route Camper Van project

Are you looking for an amazing vintage camper van / RV? This Dodge Route van is in South Dakota and looking for a new home. We'd love to rebuild this vintage motorhome for you. It could be rebuilt with the original drivetrain and RV conversion parts or could be RestoModded with a modern drivetrain and updated equipment. This would be a one-of-a-kind way to do some adventure camping for about the cost of a generic Sprinter RV.

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FiTech EFI Fuel Injection

 

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We are a proud installer of FiTech EFI systems

FiTech EFI bolts in in place of a traditional 4bbl carb and features four injectors and closed loop control and self tuning. EFI units start at $858, plus fuel pump, filters, fittings and installation. A basic FiTech EFI installation is $1850 including all parts and labor. Many installations will cost more so contact us to talk about your vehicle.

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EniCar Connected

 

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ENICAR 360°

Hennepin RestoModsis now an EniCar Connected distributor!

We are proud to be a distributor for the next generation of in-car connectivity. The Enicar system is a touchscreen controlled unit that includes stereo and navigation as many stereos do, but it also includes a lot more:
- Back-up cameras or upgrade to 360 cameras.
- HVAC controls that can control a Vintage Air or similar heat and AC system.
- Alarm w/ GPS tracking
- Phone app for remote communication and control
- TPMS will soon be available
- Can control other items like windows and door locks
- Live internet and updates available with a phone SIM card (not included)
- Enicar continues to update this system and will provide live updates as they are available. No subscription or further cost.

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Vantasim 318 engine build

1989 Volvo 240 wagon refresh​

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1989 Volvo 240 Wagon refresh

1989 Volvo 240 wagon refresh

SOLD!

This is a 5 speed manual transmission Volvo 240. It is a very solid driver, in great shape for it's age. This is a one own car that has been well maintained. We have worked to refresh, update, and perform any maintenance on it to make this a very reliable daily driver. This work included rust repair on the underside, so the body is 99% rust free. There is still a small amount of under-body rust, but it's remarkably clean for a Minnesota car.

Mechanical work completed includes:
Suspension - New control arms, struts, shocks, tie rods, lower front ball joints, sway bar link
Brakes - New front calipers, all new ceramic pads, new parking brake shoes, new front rotors
Body - some rust repair under the front doors, repaired rear windshield wiper, repaired headlights
Interior - New drivers seat upholstery, new map pocket / door cards
Engine - Converted AC to r134a, recent new plugs, wires, cap and rotor

The clutch and timing belt were inspected and appear to be in very good condition, so neither were replaced in our service. Tires are in great shape with little wear. This Volvo is ready to drive anywhere and with snow tires is ready to tackle winter!

Year: 1989
Make: Volvo
Trim: Model: 240 / 245 Wagon
Trim: DL
VIN : YV1AX8855K1820306
Mileage: 165000
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Interior Color: Blue
Number of Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Exterior Color: Blue
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Vehicle Title: Clean
Drive Type: RWD
Options: Cassette Player
Body Type: Wagon

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