Friday, 24 October 2008
As some of you might have noticed I´m not a big fan of repro stuff, but sometimes there is no way around it.
One of the things I needed for the Express setup was the ID badge that is riveted to the top of the linkage. But after talking and emailing with other Express owners I found out I wasn´t the only one who was missing the badge and the odds for ever finding one was very limited.
So I contacted a guy on the danish vw scene who makes a living of doing badges and plaques. After he got some detailed pictures, he made a limited run of the badges, they weren´t cheap, but I must say I think his work is stunning!
And it will really top off the engine!
So do you need such a badge, here is your chance to get one, and hurry up because I don´t have many. Contact me for price.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Last saturday I went to the Fredericia swapmeet.
Even though I didn´t expect to find anything I went anyway, since half the fun is meeting familiar faces that you properly won´t see so much the next 6 months, and telling stories to eachother.
But neither Jens or I went home empty handed this time. Jens got a 6volt tacho with oval grill, and a nos right side pre 55 handle for his oval.
And I got yet another nos Hephos windshield washer set, and 2 sets of nos handle scruff guards for pre 60 doors made by Hüca.
Monday, 13 October 2008
They are out there..........
The good bargains that is. Yesterday when driving through my hometown, I spotted that it apparantly was time for the every other sunday fleamarked. I have been there several times before but never seen anything but real junk, but hey you never know. So wandering through the piles of worthless junk that people had emptied their garages for, I spotted some old model A Ford parts. I decided to take a closer look at the box that seemed to be filled with old semaphores. And there between them I found a 1 nos semaphore, 1 decent used one, and what appears to be a nos semaphore lens for a split. And all 3 pieces for only a symbolic price. So what does this tell you? Just be patient there are plenty of good bargains out there.
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Well after selling the Judson, and with that the boost gauge I suddently didn´t have any use for my original Motometer gauge holder.
And once again thinking this was too cool an accessory just to be lying around, and neither did I wan´t to part with it. I had to find out what kind of gauge I needed.
I really only had 2 options, either an amp gauge or an oil pressure gauge, I decided to go with the last one -afterall it´s a gauge that can turn out useful in the end.
Here is 2 pictures of how the gauge looks inside the car, and the mock up I did on a spare 30hp engine case I had in the garage. The tricky thing was to find a place for the oil pressure sender, since I also run a Fram filter on the engine -it wasn´t a stright forward job to find room for it all.
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
The fall is here in Denmark, and it won´t be long before the winter sets in so it´s time hide your precious german metal away from the snowy and salty roads.
Now the oval is parked at the John Doe garage, just waiting for the sun to shine again. But if things goes as they usually do, there will be plenty of work to be done over the winter months. And before you know it, it´s time to fire that old lady up once again.
Here is a couple of pictures I took one the last nights before the oval was put in storage.
Monday, 6 October 2008
Sunday morning me and 3 other crazy vw heads, headed off to the other end of the country at 4.30am to get to what usually is one of the best swapmeets in Denmark.
But this year I would properly call it swampmeet instead.
The fall has really come to the country, meaning lot´s of rain and wind! And with the Holbæk swampmeet beeing held outdoors, it meant that not only didn´t there come many buyers (that was a good thing for us that did show up :-) ) but many of the sellers either didn´t show up, or decided to not unpack their things and instead headed back home.
This didn´t mean there wasn´t some good deals to made. Here are some of the best scores we did. 25hp fan shroud with generator, split window rear view mirror and sunvisor, nos right side Albert mirror, nos grab handle with light (you can see pictures of such a unit in a earlier post) nos 25hp voltage regulator and 5 issues of the danish magazine "Kør Godt" (it´s a danish version of the "Gute fahrt" magazine), so now I only need 13 magazines before my collection is complete.
So remember your wellingtons and rain jackets next year, I´m ready again guys.