keskiviikko 10. joulukuuta 2014

The Cranky side of the stroker

I got a call from the machine shop, and the crank was ready, a balanced 84mm old scat crankshaft... Who knows how many turns it has... But its grinded for the porsche bearings 0.75 size :-/
The job was to balance the flywheel and the crank...+ and to get the rotational masses lower... Maybe 2 kilos? Dont know... But hey... It will be a "bussimoottori" which is a lame bus engine... Well a fk8 cam and a low compression ratio... :-) funny thing with the flywheel is that it was taken off... Of my 1960 panel vans original engine, so it is a 6v flywheel with 200mm clutch... So the engine will be easy to put for example in my 6volt 1965 ghia vert... But when the engine is ready to rumble, i might be putting it first to the panel van...

keskiviikko 19. marraskuuta 2014

Devil is in the details

Chromed brm's looks much better, partially painted. But finding correct bolts is hard, bolt-holes are so small ... Gotta get the right ones, then ill be changing the brakeparts, plus update on disc brakes to the front?!

lauantai 15. marraskuuta 2014

My daily driver BUG...

This red rooster is fun to drive, the kids like it, girls also, and its cheap fun.
Before the snow there is still something to do, like change this gt muffler to a original one, mainly to get more heat for the cabin, and to change the right side heater "duck"  to a correctly repaired one, the excisting one is repaired poorly, with a undersize tube, so you will have a smell of gases inside... Not good. Especially when you want to use the heater... I got the spare part from musse habbaba (thanks!) and i got it repaired in kannelmäki's gift to the exhaust-Pipe-people - TIITTANEN... ;-)

Have to admit that the yet unsold kawell turbo kit would suit this 1600 cc engine pretty well, but i like the easy starting etc... The easyness in this bug is simply awesome... I also got an idea that this would be the ultimate donor car to the steyr 55, but to ruin a good working bug... Maybe not.

Some brake update is coming, swapping to 5-130 boltpattern... More picks later...

maanantai 27. lokakuuta 2014

Size does matter - bigger parts for bigger thirst...

Kkd-motorsport just sended me the new flanges to the big things are getting forward...
...but what i need the most is money! 

keskiviikko 24. syyskuuta 2014

"Close the shop - shady brothers coming" 😱

Had to take the panel to the cottage, for some minor i picked up the kids from school and daycare, and headed to lohja region...on the way i had to stop to take a pic ... Im not sure of the story of this place, but its really cool. A Blast from the past... ;-)

torstai 28. elokuuta 2014

Christmass coming early, for the ghia

Time to change the lay out in the enginebay, even i liked very much the old school setup... But i got a package from And heres some of it. Today we will go to see my ghia and to take mika ritvos and his vw van to kangasniemi

lauantai 23. elokuuta 2014

Greetings from the dark side ;-)

Oh boy how much fun i had today!
I went to kangasniemi with my son jimi, to test drive my turbo ghia and to dismantle the kawell turbokit, and after that we checked how the bigger turbo system would suit, and what kind of mods should be done...everything went well, but especially the test drive, the ghia went pretty fast from zero to 130 km/h...jimi got also a ride in a huge tractor! But in the future the ghia will get a giant turbo, an intercooler and a good fuel injection...and hopefully a good & peppy engine... A big thanks again to p. Laitinen for his contributions

Turbo update coming soon

maanantai 18. elokuuta 2014

Black ghia mods...

Ok, time to get forward... The smaller (or too small) kawell turbokit is going to rest somewhere else...
We will put a bigger and better setup asap, and sell some stuff...
Ok, i made a small mock up so that we know what will be modified and how. 
The garrett turbo is in kangasniemi so i cant check that for the moment, but maybe in the next weekend i will be next to my ghia!!!! this turbo is from a dragster engine... might be a bit too big.
but it would be fun to test if it "runs" at all with a 84x94 "starter-motor" 

perjantai 4. heinäkuuta 2014

Helsinki cruise night 2014

Visit helsinki at the cruise night, theres a lot to see, what ever you like, they are there! Monsters, rods, classics, street machines, tuning cars, bikes, bands, ... Whoa too much to list!