Robinson Walden – Owner, Technician
Started Scanwest Autosport in 1985
Been repairing cars since the age of 9 for his brother, 11 at a shop.
First repair: Rebuilt a 4bbl carburetor for his brothers 1966 Pontiac Lemans and installed it. He wanted to start the car to see if it worked while his brother was playing basketball in the yard. Rob climbed into the car and pushed the clutch in to start it. The parking brake was not set so it rolled in the post of the garage and dented the fender.
I can’t believe what I’m seeing story:
A customer came in with a 1974 Saab 99 with the transmission stuck in 3rd gear. After working the shifter around some got it to come of 3rd gear. The engine seemed to be running a little rough. He popped the hood, “We’ve got bigger issues.” When he looked down into the engine bay, found the #3 piston rod lying on the inner fender and a hole in the block. The rod had failed, went through the transmission case, damaged the transmission, and then came out through the side of the block. Keep in mind the customer drove the car in.