Monday, 30 November 2009

DKP cruise night

At our vacation to the states this past summer there were of course some vw´s involved! One of the highlights were just around the corner from Lenny Coops shop, where we attended the open house the friday before the Classic, - I´m referring to the famous DKP cruise night at Nick´s Burger´s.
I have never seen so many top class cars in such a little space!
The cars, the people and the atmosphere were just incredible!
If you ever get the chance, go there!
Here is just some of the pictures I took.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Express progress part???

Well since the oval is parked for the winther, and there is nothing but rain outside you could just aswell spend some time at the John Doe garage prepping up the oval for the next season.
I had small problems with express motor, every time I adjusted the valves some of them needed to be loosened a little. I took the motor out and the heads of for inspection, it looks like some of the valve seats are moving down in the heads, so now they are send of to a machine shop with 8 nos valves and valve guides, and then he puts in new seat also.
Further more it gets a set of total seal piston rings, and a solid rocker shaft kit from OMT in california. The rocker arms is modified to accept swiwel/elephant adjuster screws, that also meant that the pushrods needed to be 2mm shortened to get back to the original geometry. And by the way that is no easy task when lifter and pushrod is the same unit, as it is on these old 30hp motors, but again OMT did a good job.
Now I just have to wait for the heads, so it all can go back together.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Sechs Volt spy.....

This suspicious character was caught sneaking around in my neighborhood last saturday.
He looks a lot like Oval57 from the Norwegian Sechs Volt Garage, but what was he doing down here? And why does he look so happy? Could it have something do with the parts he is putting in the trunk of his car? It looks a lot like a Hazet Assistent tool trolley, this clearly needs to be investigated.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Turbo on the rings of beauty

I´ve been on the hunt for a set of 15 inch turbo beauty rings, since I fell in love with them while checking out Eric Jones´beautiful 56 vert at The Classic this year.
But these aren´t easy to come by! And it doesn´t make it any easier that each set includes 2 lefts and 2 rights, so that the pattern in the rings moves the same way on each side, clever huah? :-)
But would you believe my luck? In less than one week I was so lucky that I found 3 sets! And all of them with 2 lefts and 2 rights. And they were all priced fair. But after I got them all I found out that each set was a little different than the other, hmm so no spares if I should loose one.....
I have now mounted the set I liked the best on the oval (why is it winter so I can´t go cruising with them?) and sold one set to Jens.
And the last set I´m really not sure what to do with, I think they are cool, and one nice feature is that they are stamped with "made in germany and a vw logo" but I can´t run with 2 sets can I?

Thursday, 5 November 2009