Monday, May 31, 2010

Comments & Followers

We received a few emails that people were trying to post comments, but it was too difficult.
We have now activated that anyone can post a comment although it will go through a moderator before it is posted, to stop spam.

Also "followers" has been activated if you wish to follow the blog....

Happy viewing


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Shedding more fat

looks like someone's been busy with a sheet of aluminium over the weekend ;-)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

'54 Sunroof pan

With the welding on the pan finished, it was sent for blasting & primer.
Here it is after we just finished the painting.
Now for the front beam.......

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rules & Regulations

We have all been involved with may clubs and organisations over the years.
They all have too many rules and regulations and that is why we only have two.

Make it as light as you can
Make it as fast as you can

All period correct of course :-)

Monday, May 24, 2010

HPD Special update

The screwdrivers have the "HPD special" in the garage for some minor updates.
In their words "it will be at the B.C. 2011 oldspeed challenge" so will we, can't wait for that one :-)

read more about their new Oldspeed project on their Blog

Sunday, May 23, 2010

'54's rims

The '54's rims are just back from powder coating, just awaiting the tyres :-)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Going for a drive

Here is 'Der Thundersodder Spezialer' in action, filmed from the rear seat, although there are NO seats in the rear.
We are sure the first time was the last time for the passenger :-)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Shedding the fat

Looks like someone is trying to get a better power to weight ratio ;-)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

When all else fails

The only thing left to do is get out the oxygen & acetylene
It's not something that we like to do, but sometimes necessary.

We are busy on the '53's rear end, and when removing the spring plates to renew the bushes we found that the torsion bar was stuck inside the spring plate.
We first tacked a bolt onto the cover plate and warmed it a little so to remove it, (easy to grind off later) then we heated up the the end of the spring plate and we mean heated, it had to be glowing.
Next we placed the spring plate on a block of oak, took a 40mm steel bar and drifted out the torsion bar, being careful not to damage the splines.
Some people say that you shouldn't do this and others say that's bull***t, but sometimes the only way is a little heat....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oldspeed Cruise

The OOC has joined forces with our friends "The Sechs Volt Boyz" and "The original Flat 4 Drivers Club" to organise an Oldspeed cruise to B.C.
More news to follow......

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Green Beauty

Another new car at the OOC
this time it's a Fjordgreen S90, destined to become an all out OOC racer, nice purchase "B"
We look forward to seeing it taking shape ;-)

Now B.C is getting closer it is completely getting out of hand at the OOC.
Everyone is busy getting their s**t together with their cars, there is talk of 46 IDA's, Carrera gearing, 356 Brake modifications, plexi windows and of course a symphony of Sebrings :-)
there is going to be some serious hp in our Oldspeed convoy to B.C. and this will be just the warm up for Le Mans Classic 2012