Monday, October 19, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Veterama

We didn't really go part hunting, more to collect our seats and some socialising, but we did find a few things.

Couple of PreA cams, super 90 cam, some Marchal fog light bulbs and a set of 30hp 1st over (case) main bearings

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One of our Favourites

'Der Thundersodder Spezialer' is one of our favorite race cars and belongs to one of our Norwegian Screwdriver friends.

Based on a Nov '52 Zwitter

Built in Norway in 1964 for rally and hillclimb racing. It was raced until 1974, when it broke the crankshaft in two and was put in a barn.

The drivers seat is made of bakelite and comes from a 1951 vampire fighter jet. Porsche 356B brakes all round, Lemmertz 356 15x4.5 wheels, Porsche PreA gearbox, fully syncronized.

The car originally used a 1500 motor with a TDE dual carb kit, but the engine was missing when the car was found in 1997. It was very rusty, crashed front and rear and has been 'repaired' NOT restored. The complete interior/dash is untouched as built in 1964.

The present motor was built turn key by Sauer & Sohn Germany in 1967 and delivered to the customer in Denmark, who raced a '56 Oval in dirt track racing. He went on to win the Danish championship with this motor in 1970 and 1971.
It has S&S hemi-pistons, S&S heads and intakes manifolds, dual Solex 40's, SPG roller bearing crank, insane S&S cam and a dry sump system.
The original blue print says 127hp, not bad for a 1600 motor!

The motor was found in the basement of the original owner, in Denmark, the flywheel had been torn from the crank and was in need to a total rebuild.
So it was rebuilt and put in the Norwegian car, nice combo? You betya :-)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Oldspeed lounge

Well it's been a long few days with more than 10 hours of driving.
We went to Veterama Mannheim not only for parts hunting but also to collect our seats, for some of the projects we are working on.

After waiting for a couple of months for our seats to be made, they are finally ready. Yipee......
Taking a good look at our new seats we couldn't decide what to do, should we use them in our projects or better still maybe for the new seating in our Oldspeed lounge....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just like Buses

When ever you want one there are never any around, and then when you're not looking two at once appear.
We had to go to the local rubbish dump on saturday and saw a guy throwing away some oval rear lights.
Hey there, do you have anymore VW parts, we asked?
They came from my fathers garage,there's just a load of old Opel parts in there.
May we come and look, we asked.
Yeah sure
So we went around tonight and after sorting through all the boxes we couldn't believe what we found, two Okrasa oil temperature gauges.
We gave little money and left with our Opel gauges and big smiles.
I guess sometimes dreams do come true

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Were Back!

We've been working on one of our Top Secret projects here for a little while, so there's been no activity on our blog.
But after many hours in the workshop we have made a break through, so only a small amount of work remains before we will reveal all.
Then we can begin with our favourite pastime of R&D :-)

'54 sunroof welding pt5


Welding and fabrication continues..........