Monday, April 25, 2011

More progress......

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 solution....

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.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The beginnings.....

The type 64 K 10 is where it all began and one of the "archetypen" on display at the prototyp museum

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Faces!

We had a recent trip over the see Seppe "The master of metal" and what a nice sight it was when entering his workshop.
All those happy smiling faces looking at you every morning when you start work......

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Petermax Müller Gedächtnis Rennen

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.......

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Heart transplant

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 ;)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wired !

Work continues on the '54 and the wiring loom is nearly finished...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Gripping stuff

Herr Blower has got himslef some new XZX rubber upfront ready for the big day.......

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nearly together again!

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"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Just in time!

The pinion bearing arrived this morning, so work can carry on
Big thanks to Shawn over at Vintage Parts inc for sending the bearing super express....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

'53's box!

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.......