Sunday, 25 April 2010

Holbaek swapmeet

Today we went across the country to get one of my favorite danish swapmeets of the year, and once again we wnt home with some goodies.
Jens got a rot free original oval era right side front fender, but it has some dents we have sort out. He also got some 30hp gasket sets and a cigaret lighter for the dashboard.
I got some heater pipes to connect between the heaterboxes and the body, a nos vw logo for the hood, another cigaret lighter, a speedwell oil pressure gauge, a spare glass for my Hella foglights, and a mid 50ies german booklet showing to build up your vw dealership, it contains some really nice pictures of splits, ovals, barndoors, and even some early Porsche 356.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

The accessory department

Since the las update on Jens´ oval, the guy has gone overboard in adding accessories to his nice oval.
Here is pictures of just some of them.
First is a nos Gradulux rear window venetian blind.
Next a crome "Troja" country badge for Denmark.
And on the quater panels he has added af set of 3 crome beauty rings, also made by "Troja". And if you look closely on that last picture you can see his nos crome hinge covers.
Stay tuned for more goodies.

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Friday, 16 April 2010

Dyno run

Today I got the oval on the dyno to test the modificafions on the motor.
The bigger venturies turned out to be too big to handle, so the stock ones were put back in.
And after some small adjustments on the ignition it achieved 51hp, and we were done.
It runs really well now!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Easter guests

Easter wasn´t much vacation for me, but I had fun anyway.
First my friend Christian dropped off his 64 ragtop for some small jobs among others I should make him a "Abarth" exhaust.
It was the first one I have done for a car with cut outs in the rear valance, but if I should say so myself it turned out pretty good.
Next in line was my friend Ken´s 51 split -I had put a 3 fold ragtop in.
And between those projects I managed to work a little on the Express motor, and do some adjustments to Jens' oval too, but more about that later.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

What´s the temperature?

I recently made a trade that got me this rare wirbulator made by Milbar.
It´s not only a bug deflector, it´s also has thermometer in the midle so that you can see what the temperature is outside while you are driving.
I´ve wanted one these since I first saw one at a show in Belgium back in 1997, so I´m pretty pleased that I finnaly got it!
By the way if you look closely at the pictures, you can see it´s still pretty cold here in Demark