The gearbox is back in the '53, as we made some changes at the back we thought we should check everything fits Ok before installing the brakes....
Saturday, April 23, 2011
A lot of head scratching has been going on, as it was becoming impossible to find piston rings to run with our original Mahle Nicasil cylinders.
But after a few emails to LN engineering they guided us to Total Seal, where they found us the correct rings for our application.
We must say a big thanks to Charles at LN and Keith over at Total Seal for all their help.
Posted by Rs Skunkwerks at 23.4.11
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Oldspeed Cannonball Challenge is DEAD!
Long live the "Petermax Müller Gedächtnis Rennen"
we thought the original name was not in the spirit of the event, so we have re-named it after the one and only original Oldspeed Maestro.......
Posted by Rs Skunkwerks at 13.4.11
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The gearbox is nearly ready to go back in the '53, so focus has turned to the motor
We know our friends up North are busy with Ferdinand's finest, so we thought we too should use a zuffenhausen heart for the '53....
We know they have some tricks up their sleeves, but so do we, only the big day will tell if they get to take the trophy back up north with them ;)
Posted by Rs Skunkwerks at 12.4.11
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
All the gears and the bearings are back on the pinion for the '53's gearbox.
Just checking all the gears select OK and then the two halves can be joined again.
Although it wasn't without drama, the box was on the bench and something fell off the shelf and landed on the reverse selector !
The end snapped off, but luckily well known vintage parts guru Filip Garsbeke is only 10mins away. A phone call was made and soon enough we were back with a NOS reverse shifter.
Thanks again Filip for saving the day ;)
Guess the lesson to be learned here is "less haste more speed"
Posted by Rs Skunkwerks at 7.4.11
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
We started reasembeling the '53's box today, although the clock is ticking and work is behind, guess it's time we pulled our finger out!
We are still waiting on a bearing for the pinion and then we can reassemble it with the new gears and get the box back together.
Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.......
Posted by Rs Skunkwerks at 5.4.11