sunnuntai 20. elokuuta 2017

latest "sluggish" action.

bits and bobs with this blue convertible... tomorrow 
maybe a start-up, and some driving at the cottage.
this time with a stock carb. just to make it easy. 
who knows, all of my convertible ghias might be sold in a week.

 

if not... then i just have to stick with them. :-)
the dodge is waiting for info of the broken parts. 
do you or your friend have any D100 dodge parts? 
if so let me know. i want to have this inspected pretty soon.
have to get the correct grey wheels under it too... all four!


want to put 19" in a bug? 
i would have some, at least to the rear.


heres some massive BMW wheels, that were also in this dodge.
hmmm, not my cup of tea. but could  fill the wheel wells pretty good?


perjantai 11. elokuuta 2017

cb bubbletop block converion

Well sometimes progresscomes suddenly, like this cb block modification. Mikko Koivisto (http://www.mikkokoivisto.fi) welded some material to my blind cb-block so that i could use 101.6 cylinders, i already have an aircooled.fi 86mm crank. looks pretty cool & should be a great base for turbo ghia or a street racer panel van. who knows. but should be more than 2.7 liters of fury.




perjantai 4. elokuuta 2017

In & out & in & out

This little ghia lost it transplant for a fellow vw-pervert, but got its "heart" back, and now its back in its place. with some black paint. got to put everything back and make it run. there goes the spare time.
i think it will get a stock carb this time. 





sunnuntai 25. kesäkuuta 2017

Wheels of change....

how lame is that for a subject? hehehe, well this time its a nice to check the wheels, what suits and whats a  bit out of style. what do you think? theres one wheel set to try after this. but they are under my Porsche 911 RSR wannabe.

the problem is that this Dodge has small bolt pattern at the rear and 
big in front. + BMW adapters/spacers
for the rear theres, slot mags with 275-15, AR torque trust with 275-17 wheels, 
and grey torque thrust with 275 but with chevy pattern.
and for the front 235 wide ones.... that might be the thing.
except it needs lowering down... but not now. 







sunnuntai 18. kesäkuuta 2017

VW´s in need!





My friend Mika, called for help, because he had lost his 1960 vw busses fan belt, on its way to my cottage, for an other job, so now we had to first to drive to the cottage, then dismantle the stuff & a car from the trailer, then locate i right fan belt. i wasn't that eager to take it off ...of the turbo ghia. but i found a new one. some people calls me Jyrp market, because i have too much shit at many places. well we went to see mika to a gas station to ...save his butt. Jesus saves... and sometimes i can do that also ;-) ...(and i even put on its place.) huh what a day indeed.

Pick´n Up a Dodge

When i was a kid there was 2 guys with Dodge Town Panels, tearing up the pavement...adjusting the engines...and smoking the tires at helsinki city...i had a bicycle, they had their ex-police cars. that have been hounding me years. well i just got home from the pick up trip. what a great trip, to the Kotka City. Kotka means an Eagle. this Dodge has been converted to a pick up. has a V8, that should be a 5.59 liter engine...sounds like a 340 !!! it also has an open diff 8 3/4 so it has all the right stuff. frees the tires also. but the sound is soooo great. I absolutely love that pick up, its also painted, welded and has plenty of new stuff. and today, to get it to the trailer, we had to swap these ice track tires. and it looks bad asss.... ts time to clean up the yard also. to get rid of the vw racing parts and some vw-s too, but not all. gotta go back to the cottage to play with the P-U.  the dodge was happy to run and smoke tires, but the audi was not on my side.


1 crazy thing to tell about the trip is that my new audi, that i bought from a swedish car dealer, seems to have some minor problems, like when you have 2000 kilos of steel in a tow hook, occasionally you will not go faster than 60-90 kilometer per hour in a highway...damn those eGR and shit like that. Gotta get id of those. and more power and...








torstai 20. huhtikuuta 2017

new turbo - a garrett GT(X)35R

love it, this is for my black ghia, made for that engine. Tial turbine housing, will be great to see if this engine will get some extra UUMPH... later on of this. ;-)



perjantai 9. joulukuuta 2016

look what the "postman pat" dropped

The long drooled 101.6 cylinders are in da house. aa-perf. but still, this will take my 86x101.6 project forward...the blind cb bubble top block, rods, engle-cam, 86 new crank are waiting for this... yeeha!
these came from the home of eu´s first 7 second vw door slammer



lauantai 12. marraskuuta 2016

Garrett turbo, getting better...




While testing the leaking off the turboparts at autotune.fi, i saw that the turbochargers cold side was leaking, so i thought that theres a broken o-ring inside, but when dismantling that turbo, i found out that theres no gasket at all, and looks like there should be some glue on the threads too... but after these tricks, its interesting to see where it still leaks, that should make some difference. The turbo repair shop guy told me that there could be a too small turbine side, restrictive at least, so im thinking to take my 2 garretts to the shop, if he sees any problems with my parts. And one thing... kotten tallgren fixed my ghias blinker base.. wow, looks so much better... To be continued.

Ghia repair, the black one

Sunshine, snow, old ghias & warm weather is a beautifull combination...I started the black ghia just to get some kicks, and it worked fine. I ran it 5-10 minutes and after that, i decided to take the garretts compressor side apart, because theres some leak of it. I heard that theres a turbocharger repair shop near by...