Sa

29

Mär

2014

Mezgerwerk in Porsche Klassik Magazine

A very nice article about yours truly and Mezgerwerk in the new issue of Porsche Klassik magazine. I'd like to express my gratitude to Thomas Fuths and the staff at Porsche Klassik for deeming us worthy of eight pages in their fine publication, Stephan Lindloff and Daniel Schäfer for providing great pictures (although the lead picture is making me cringe from embarrasment;), and especially the wonderful Wolfgang Blaube for putting my story into such nice words.

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Fr

07

Mär

2014

Hoeing Sportmotoren becomes Mezgerwerk

Big changes here at Hoeing Sportmotoren as my little one man show is becoming a. history and b. a real engine shop that goes by the name of Mezgerwerk. I am happy to announce that my evil genius twin Torsten and myself have teamed up and formed this thing. Well, Torsten is not really evil, and neither is he my twin, but he probably is the most gifted engine builder I have ever met and an overall outstanding person. More on him in the 'About' section of this website soon. Needless to say that I am extremely happy to have found a business partner in him to take our efforts to the next level. But I say it anyway: I am extremely happy. 

 

Now... The name... As the ones of you who are familiar with Porsche's engineering history might have guessed already, the name refers to the work of Hans Mezger. For all others, I will not go into detail on Mezger's achievements here. Only so much that he is the father of many of Porsche's race winning engines and most prominently, the iconic 911 engine. If you'd like to read more about 'the Godfather', I recommend this book.

So, back to the name. We did not choose it to let the light of Mezger's fame shine upon us, but rather to humbly pay respect to the man who has given generations of car afficionados beautiful machinery to play with and, not least, given generations of mechanics and technicians great engines to work on. We strive to respectfully foster Hans Mezger's legacy which is in the heart of every 911. Additionaly, since we ONLY work on engines that are based on the so-called "Mezger Crankcase", we thought the name would be an appropriate description of our service portfolio.

 

Well, friends, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned to this channel for pictures and stories of some exciting engine builds.

 

Yours truly,

Matthias Hoeing

 

 

 

Mi

10

Jul

2013

Carrera 3.2 Teardown in Stop Motion

Well, after almost a week I guess it's about time I post that little film I made with my buddies from Filmkooperation on my own blog and share some insight on how it was done. We shot about 4000 pictures during three days of disassembly. This resulted in eight minutes of film which we thought to be way too long for the average viewer, so we boiled it down to three minutes and used 1500 pictures. Editing took two days, creating the music and tweaking it to fit the film took another four days. All this happened over the course of three months.

 

Part two, which should be finished by fall, will show machining of engine components and the assembly process. The engine will get increased displacement among a wealth of other goodies which should raise the power output by a modest 100+hp.

Fr

19

Apr

2013

R Gruppe in Porsche Klassik Magazine

A very nice article on the Southern California arm of the R Gruppe in the current issue of Porsche Klassik. This is hands down the best German Porsche magazine, so if you're in Germany I strongly advise you to run to the newsstand and buy it. 

 

And of course I love the fact that Roger put on my t-shirt for the photo shoot. Thanks, Rog!

 

 

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Sa

30

Mär

2013

Francois Delecour in a GT3 RS

This is an older bit from evo Magazine. I think 'epic' describes it best. Thanks to the Dutchman for digging it out.

 

Mi

27

Mär

2013

Outlaw 2.7

Di

26

Mär

2013

STR 002

Magnus has absolutely killed it again with his latest build, the '72 STR 002. Go through the details of the car with him and Jay Leno.

 

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Di

26

Feb

2013

Carrera 3.0

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Mo

03

Dez

2012

1970 911 S Refreshed

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Do

11

Okt

2012

993 Hot Rod Motor Taking Shape

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Di

09

Okt

2012

All Dressed Up And Ready To Go

2.2 911 S
2.2 911 S
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So

07

Okt

2012

993 Hot Rod Heads

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Fr

28

Sep

2012

More Chris Harris Porsche Goodness

This time with Norbert Singer and the 962

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Mo

17

Sep

2012

Tech Advice - Trunk Mounted Oil Tank

I've been having a real good conversation with Scott Schmeiser in which we exchanged ideas for hot rod Porsche projects. We also talked about trunk mounted oil tanks, but neither one of us had anything to do with these so far. Looking for info about it on the web I came across this picture of a really neat setup, obviously built by Andial. Since I know the fine people at Andial, I decided to give them a call and see what they could tell me. I talked to Dieter, and what he told me was not exactly a how-to, but nonetheless very useful information. Thought I'd share it with you:

 
Be aware of the relative height of tank-out vs. engine-in, be generous with the diameter of the supply (suction) line, use stock diameters on pressure lines. When fabricating the tank put vertical baffles in the bottom and a horizontal baffle between max oil level and the oil return. The return into tank should be at an angle pointing towards the inside wall.


By the way, the car in the above picture started out as a 1969 912 and matured into, well, something different. The oil tank is a 935 part. I have no further details on the car, but it sure looks slightly more exciting than a stock 912.  

 

This is Dieter in the orange jacket. The car is a 908/02 Spyder, the place is Vaca Valley Raceway, the time is 1972. Talk about experience. Thanks, Dieter!

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Mo

17

Sep

2012

GT3, Anyone?

A buddy of mine is selling his 997.2 GT3 Clubsport. I can hardly think of a reason for why you would want to get rid of a GT3, but he has a valid one: He needs room in the garage and a budget for a more exciting project, an outlaw 911. I like the way he thinks. That's why I thought I'd post it here to help him find a good home for the GT3.

 

The car is a 2010 model from 10/2009. It really is immaculate, always garaged and well taken care of, only driven in the summer, no dings, dents or scratches. It has 25300 km, most of it long distance travels, and although it looks like a track day machine, it was never raced. The car is foiled in sort of slate grey (a 4000 Euro job, really well done), but underneath it's white. It has the extended roll cage for the front and sits on OZ Ultraleggeras w/ Pilot Sports. Apart from that it has pretty much all the bells and whistles you could ask for. 

 

He's asking 99700 Euros. 

 

Contact me for more info if you're interested. And I mean interested in buying, not interested in the specs;) Thanks!

 

 

 

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Do

06

Sep

2012

Pure Goodness

I love this video for two reasons: one is the car, which is properly insane, the other is the conversation between Chris Harris and Richard Tuthill, which is just hilarious. Enjoy.

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Di

04

Sep

2012

We Grease To Please

Hoeing Sportmotoren proudly endorses Mathé Classic Additive as an engine assembly lubricant. Only remotely related, but very cool: The car nuts from Chromjuwelen have teamed up with the fine people at Mathé to bring you an engine oil which is custom tailored to the needs of classic cars. Excuse me? Yes, classic Porsches too. Go check it out, it's well worth it! 

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Di

26

Jun

2012

THE MAN and His Wicked Six...teen

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Mi

20

Jun

2012

Head Studs

This engine was in need of new head studs, so I thought I'd give the ones from ARP a shot. Before ordering, I called the R&D at ARP to ask about their properties compared to Dilavar. In a nutshell, I was assured that they'd do just what the Dilavar ones do, only better, and that they are made out of Inconel. How Inconel matches Dilavar as far as heat expansion properties is beyond me, but since ARP knows their bolts and this engine is of the not-so-stressed 964 type I figure they'll do their job just fine. If anyone out there has experience with these studs I'd be interested to hear from you. Cheers.

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So

20

Mai

2012

A Little Engine Porn

A few pictures of Markus' 3.6 that will go into his 3.2 Carrera street/track car. It is based on the latest hybrid M64/M96 crankcase. Sweet.

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Sa

14

Apr

2012

Aluminum Maggots

This is a detail picture of a Ruf 993 Turbo engine during disassembly. A VW T4 built by TH Automobile is what this motor calls home. So, what do you do with a 550hp all wheel drive bus? Exactly, you use it as appropriate transportation on your many skiing trips to the austrian alps.

The salt used on roads in Austria has done what you usually only see on older magnesium parts -pretty remarkable, if you ask me. Which takes me to this interesting as well as entertaining little film in which Kevin Jeannette mentions 'the magnesium maggots'. Enjoy.

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Di

20

Mär

2012

964 Hot Rod Heads

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Di

24

Jan

2012

This one is a classic

What we have here is a burned piston and a cylinder with chipped coating. The cause is distributor belt failure. Have that belt visually inspected with every maintenance and changed after 80,000kms. And if you don't have a vent line on your early 964's distributor, get one.

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Mo

23

Jan

2012

Twin 993s

This week: 993 motors. Also: 964 carnage, more on that later...

 

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Sa

21

Jan

2012

A visit to the museum

Frank Kayser called me up last year. Here's kind of how it went:

 

Frank: Hey Matthias, I'm doing this killer campaign for Porsche Motorsport and there's this scene we're shooting at the museum with a 917, sort of McQueen Le Mans style, and I thought you'd like to...-

 

Me: I'M IN!

 

So he flew me out to Stuttgart, drove me to the (closed to the public) museum, put me in a funny suit and told me to look at this 917 while he was taking pictures. I'd never been to the Porsche Museum before so of course I was absolutely stoked to see it myself. The above picture was taken by Brett Sloan who was there with Michael Pollack filming a documentary about the making of the campaign. Go check out Brett's tumblr, he's got cool pictures for days.

 

 

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Do

19

Jan

2012

911/53 awaiting installation

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Mo

16

Jan

2012

Porsche Does It!

If you like vintage racing footage starring Porsches as much as I do then this for you. It seems to be a "factory" recap of the 1970 World Championship. There are four parts with a combined runtime of about 45 minutes so sit back and enjoy!

Mo

16

Jan

2012

Currently building...

...a 911/53 (1972 911 S). Built to stock spec with a few reliability upgrades. This is going to be a nice one!

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Sa

17

Dez

2011

Porsche in Le Mans - The Early Years

I did not know that the late 90s are considered the early years, but maybe I'm just getting old. Anyway, this clip gave me goose bumps. Well done, PAG!

Mi

14

Dez

2011

Assembly

of a 911/57 (1972 911 T-V)

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