Just wanted to say many thanks for the good work and
late day you put in here today in this crap Cali
weather. Very much appreciated. After Cub Scouts I went
for a squirt in the pissing rain in the dark. Lots of
fun. Big difference in the drive.
Thanks again. You are one of a kind, and see ya
I just wanted to thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
The drive home from your shop was a pure Porsche
pleasure! When you repaired the entire shift linkage
assembly (transmission shim to shifter adjustment) it
made all the difference. I went from having to
concentrate on shifting carefully to not even giving it
a thought. It shifts like butter. I mean it's so easy I
am kicking myself for not having you fix it sooner.
You're awesome. You know air-cooled 911s like I know
computers, maybe even more.
It's a rare pleasure to watch you work. You have the
confidence of a renown surgeon - methodically and
skillfully sorting Porsches to their correct operation
with masterful patience - A truly awesome thing to
My 74 911 has never been more fun to drive.
BRAVO my good friend, Bravo.
I was glad to hear you were in your new home and
location as I knew that was the plan when I picked up my
"79 911 earlier this year. I really enjoyed the e card
but I was hoping I would also receive your new address
and contact information to update my address file -- but
then it occurred to me you use your web site rather than
a fixed address.
Coincidently, I was thinking of you today as I took my
car in for a valve adjustment and fluid change at the
6000 mile mark (like you told me). The shop asked how
the car has been running (Dieter's in San Diego who have
been servicing my car since I purchased in in 1983 --
and who were disappointed I went elsewhere for the
I was quick to explain how pleased I was with the car's
rock solid performance as if it had just rolled off the
assembly line in Munich. (Perhaps better as I really
like the throaty bass of the exhaust system). I
commented that I was very pleased with my decision to
have the car overhauled. What I did not say (because of
the politics involved) was the best decision was
shopping around the State until I found you. It was a
gutsy move on my part to send my car and money without
ever meeting you. But my instincts proved correct. You
are not only on top of your game as a Porsche specialist
but also proved to be a honest straight shooter that
told me exactly what you were going to do, the price you
would charge, and delivered as represented. I could not
be happier with the car and fully expect it to run for
many thousands of miles. To state the obvious, I would
recommend you to anyone so please feel free to use my
name and quote any part of this email as you see fit.
Best wishes to you and Lolita in both your professional
endeavors and personal lives"
A recent happy customer produced
Video: or Nose Bearing CLIP:
Time for some fun!
Thanks for all your great
work on this motor. It's part of my new project that is
really shaping up to be a beauty! You're the one I know
I can trust for this project and the motor going into
the car. This last weekend was sure neat. You're
expertise is hard to come by. The motor sure looks
great. After having you put all the tough parts
together, I feel confident I can put the rest together.
I'll have you back just as soon as I can to finish the
tuning and make it road worthy!!
You're the best!!
Here are some photos for your site.
UPDATED: Pictures of
almost finished project.
MOTOR: (wow! Thanks
This is my second
3.0 Liter, but this one is upgraded thanks to a few good
parts you help me match up. The 9.3 Pistons and 964 Cams
will add quite a bit to this car. Not to mention the 74
style tranny, and headers. I can't imagine how cool it
will be to drive this car, but I know it'll be awesome.
Thanks so much, Nathan - Roseville, CA
Project from humble beginnings...
Paint does make it
but Motor makes it
My 1978 SC 3.0 Liter has
never been healthier!
Once again, I am astonished with the way my Porsche
continues to improve with age. We just added an MSD 6AL
ignition module and a Blaster 2 Coil. It was worth every
penny. Wow. It was as you said it would be. Smoother
acceleration, just all around better and quicker. I'll
keep track of the mileage to see how fuel economy
improves, and report back soon. The ticker now read
323,650 miles (yes, on the original bottom end...) and
it drives better than ever before. What more
could a guy want? Not a whole lot, not a whole lot!
The gorgeous install of today's visit:
Thanks for the fine work on my Porsche. Looking forward
to seeing you in the future.
Three pics of today's visit!
Tom is the best, wonderful to work
with. Anyone in the bay area thinking of working with
him won't be disappointed. He even lets you watch if you
want, it doesn't get any better.
... the amount of equipment and
stuff he crams into that yukon is staggering.
lucky man, loves his job. he IS good.
1981 white 911SC coupe.
How long has he been
working on Porsches?
A looooonnnnngggg time !!!
Seriously, you won't get anyone better period.
The fact that you can do some prep/finish work yourself
(read save $$$) and ask questions and it's pretty much a
I have used Tom ... he's very good.
1987 Guards Red Targa
stopped by this afternoon to take care of some
maintenance on my 87 Targa. Here's what he did;
Replaced\repacked all 4 rubber CV boots and
Tightened V Belt
Repaired the cracked rubber hose on the
Replaced motor mounts
E-Brake Pads clean up and adjustment
And the one I noticed most after a test drive...
Throttle linkage adjustment! Like many others on
this board, I was not getting full throttle.
I swear, every time
on my car, I get some ponies back.
Next up, goodbye 6s, hello 7s and 9s, and then
will lower my 4x4!
is fantastic. He allowed me to watch him work on
my car and I learned a little bit about CV
joints and throttle linkage today.
If you're in the Bay Area and need work done on
your 911, give him a ring.
the Blue Angels flew over right after you left.
87 Targa - L35Y
What can I say, did I
ever think I would have a mechanic come to my house to
work on my Carrera? Never considered it until a few
weeks ago while digging through this forum looking for
someone to baseline my newly purchased 1987 911 Targa.
After reading post after post about the great work that
Tom Amon does, I figured I give him a shot. Well, here I
am adding another POSITIVE post about this guy and his
work. I could go on and on... He's friendly, keeps the
work area CLEAN, does not mind if you hang back and
watch him work his magic on your Porsche, and answered
all my questions (silly as some may have been). Did I
mention he was friendly! If you have an 89 or earlier
911 and you're looking for someone you TRUST to work on
it, then Tom Amon is the guy.
My Carrera is purring at idle and growling when you get
on it! It's running so smooth right now I can't believe
it. I have been driving her for 3 weeks and she is alive
now. I couldn't be happier with the work and the price.
When he was ready to split, he asked me to take her for
a drive while he waited in his truck in front of my
house. He wanted to make sure there was a smile on my
face before he left, and guess what, I was grinning like
the Cheshire cat.
Next up, CV boots and drop it a bit. 26" from the ground
to lip of fender all the way around. Need to bring her
down a bit. I will be calling Mobile Works West to take
care of this"
Covers a good portion of the Bay Area in CA.
Thanks again Tom! Nice to meet you! Sorry about all the
trains and planes!
87 Targa - L35Y
Tom Amon is
the way to go. He just put my motor back in and got my
car running, he great to work with and knows his stuff.
Jay - '72 911 T
Works West servicing
the bay area.
Amon with reasonable rates. I
would never take an older Porsche to a dealer with those
two on the prowl.
forbid an honest, competent mechanic in the So Cal area
take a page out of
book. They'd be busy as a one legged man in
an a$$ kicking contest.
87 911 Factory Turbo-Look Cab
I went to the Parts
Heaven swap meet on Sunday and enjoyed a leisurely
stroll, sipping coffee, gazing at all the hardware.
I saw Tom Amon of Mobile Works West, and we exchanged
some light conversation.
While on the topic of P-cars, I asked Tom about a noise
my front suspension seemed to be making.
On a Sunday, Tom asked me to bring the car around so we
could take a quick drive. One drive down the street, and
Tom suggested something possibly going on with the front
Bottom line: Tom took time to help a customer free of
charge on a Sunday. After discovering a loose strut cap,
I ran back to the swap meet to slap Tom with a $20. He
wouldn't hear of it!
Again, I am extremely happy with Tom's professionalism,
experience, expertise, and willingness to help a guy
THANKS AGAIN TOM!
For those who are not familiar, Tom has a mobile Porsche
shop on wheels and can perform many tasks on the spot.
BTW, his pricing is excellent!
Mobile Works West
my motor, I couldn't get my 1978 911 SC (pictured
below) running well enough to even get it to the shop. It was
barely idling, backfiring and
sounded horrible. I was really concerned. After
calling Mobile Works West and setting up an
appointment Tom assured me - he'd probably only need
a few hours with it to get it back in running order
- so I had some hope that perhaps it could
Tom drove all the way from Campbell to
where I live in Roseville. (150 miles) The amazing thing was:
even with the extra cost of the travel fee, it cost
me FAR less than I was expecting. It was literally
just few hours, and my pride and joy was purring
like a well tuned German machine. Beats the heck out
of the alternatives! No more shops for me!
amazing: I knew that by the way it sounded, I could
expect it to run without any worries - so much so,
that I literally got in, drove it 150 miles to San
Jose, met a customer, drove all the way home and it
never missed a beat. Now that is confidence in the
mechanic. It was a terrific thrill to be able to
drive it that distance and experience the car in
fine form. It's now running the best it has in the
entire 7 years I have owned the car.
Thank you Tom,
you're the best.
The odometer now reads over 326,000 and it's still
running strong on the original bottom end. These
Porsche's are truly AMAZING!
Update: Sold in 2007
to a buyer in the homeland... (Germany) So long...