Sunday, August 30, 2009

'Oldspeedwerks' machine shop

We have a new lathe for our Oldspeedwerks machine shop. Although it is 40 years old it is in perfect working order and much better than our old one, it also has screwcutting capabilities.
We can machine our own flywheels and brake drums now :-)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Oldspeed Exhaust pt3


well our Oldspeed sebring prototype exhaust is finished, complete with exhaust wrap for better flow of exhaust gases. Time for some testing before we make some for our Type 1's
Now to make some Abarth Okrasa ones :-)

Monday, August 24, 2009

More case work


Our 25hp case is back from the machine shop, line bored to 1st over and also machined to accept 30hp cylinders.
All the oil galleries have been fully cleaned and re-plugged as original, we have also made some modifications/improvements inside the case :-)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

A new beginning


We decided it was time to start one of our new motor projects. After looking through our available cases, we decided to use one of our NOS unstamped 25hp aluminium ones.
Even though it's NOS we are sending it to be line bored to make sure it's perfectly straight, better safe than sorry!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Oldspeed Exhaust pt2




We finally found some time to get back on the exhaust project.
Here you can see that the perforated is tacked, the sound deadening is in the back boxes and they have been closed.
In the last photo you can see it is nearly finished, tail pipe and the extensions to the J tubes are all Tig welded in place.
Just need to find some time to fabricate the J tubes and the bends to the exhaust ports.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bjorn's Pro Bus





Our good friend 'The Metal Shaper' has just finished his son Bjorn's pro bus.
This bus is so cool, it has it all, electric motors, space frame, hydraulics, custom made steering wheel, polished inner arches and he even hammered out a speedster seat.
Our personal favourite is the custom made graphics.
Now we all want one too......