Thursday, 24 July 2008
Well this past week there has been so much vw in my life, that I almost thought it would be to much (like that is ever going to happen)
Last friday morning Jens and I headed off to the other end of the country to participate in a meeting, that was held for only the second time.
It was a great meeting with some nice cars, and especially people, it was very nice to talk to many of the people you know only by name or from some of the many vw forums on the web. And I must say that the prices in the bar craved their sacrifices on saturday/sunday morning.
Thanks to the Copenhagen Wings for a very nice meeting!
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Tonight Allan helped me weigh the connecting rods for more balance in the engine.
We weighed each end for itself and then compared the numbers, and afterwards grinded the heaviest ones down to the same weight as the lightest. There were over 5 grams in difference from the heaviest to the lightest.
One step closer.
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Sunday, 13 July 2008
This week end the danish vw club MIB held their annual meeting. I had decided not to participate this year as I had much else to do, but yesterday I changed my mind and my girlfriend and I took the oval and drove through the danish summer (meaning rain) up to the meeting. There were alot of nice cars, and familiar faces up there.
At evening time we headed back home.
Saturday, 12 July 2008
It´s almost looks like I like it :-)
Jens has for long dreamed of adding some gauges to his oval, but he wasn´t sure were and how. So when he found some old VDO gauges something clearly had to be done!
We thought about adding a little gauge holder under the radio but it seemed like it would interubt when you were shifting gears, so we decided to drill some holes to the left of the speedo. You might remember how I feel about drilling in these old cars, it isn´t easy for me, but as long it isn´t my own car it get´s alot better :-)
I think the final result is pretty damn cool, it almost looks like it always was meant to be like that.
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Well after removing the Judson from the engine compartment, it seemed like it had grown to twice it´s size and looked quite empty. I looked in some of my stash if there wasn´t something to put in there, and found a spark plug holder that I almost forgot I had. If I remember correctly I bought it at the last VW Euro in Holland back in 2004, that was a great meeting wasn´t? Oh back on track I also found some old spark plugs to put in it, so tonight I got it all mounted on my firewall.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
When the diggits flipped over on the german autobahn last year.
Most people know the 100.000km badges there were given when you surprisingly enough had covered 100.000km in your Volkswagen.
You could also get a wrist watch and gold pin.
I have never been so interested in these badges, beside thinking they were a nice touch on a car whenever I saw them. But last year that changed!
On the way to the Bad Camberg meeting I hit the 100.000km in the oval, and that is only in the time while I have owned it, I have no idea what so ever it has driven in total. So I kind of thought that the car deserved a couple of badges.
There are several styles and forms of these badges, and if you are looking for some be aware -there many fakes out there! I suggest you log on to thesamba.com there are several topics about them there.
By the way I have now driven 107.000km in it :-)
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Well the last week have been spend with assembling to 30hp engines completely.
The first had the broken crank, bummer huah? And the next were a industrial unit with only 47 hours on it, it had to be assembled through so I can get the "Okrasa" style cam in and get the compression raised a little.
Speaking of 30ps engines, I currently run a stock one the oval, and I had completely forgotten just how well they run (look at the above picture) and another nice thing is that now I don´t spend nearly as much money on fuel as I did with Judson on the car, and that is a plus with the prices these days!
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Remember sometime ago I changed my engine due to a strange knocking sound, I thought at the time that it was a bad rod bearing, as it followed the rpm´s.
Well last night I had hired my friend Allan aka Flenne racing to help me assemble the short block. It was a scary experience when we saw the crank, it was cracked just after cylinder number 2. I have only heard about cranks there had cracked never seen one, and have in mind that this engine were still driving!!!
This was a set back for the Express project, but lucky for me I have yet another spare industrial engine sitting with only 47 hours on it.