sunnuntai 20. joulukuuta 2015

Just do it! some vw action in two days.

my friday was a bit hectic, first a went to see the physiotherapist, and 1.5 hours of things and exercises, i went to inspection with the panel van, and guess what? it finally got its permission to drive, ok its almost x-mas, but its pretty warm and theres no snow. so dig up your cars and start to drive! ok, after this i drove to Kirkkonummi to loan a trailer, and after Kirkkonummi i drove to our cottage to nummi-pusula, to pick up the black turbo ghia, it was raining and getting darker....but anyways, i got the combo to helsinki city, and after the warm cup of coffee and dry shoes, i decided to drive the combo to the, in porvoo, huh. ok i left the ghia to the garage there and headed back to home... the clock was somewhere 10:30 pm, and i was ready for couple of beers. :-)
after this i had a bad feeling with heart, its not happy with this kind of stuff... but thats life. :-)

keskiviikko 16. joulukuuta 2015

waiting for santa

lots of things to do, with ghias, dirt bikes & the panel van.

1. the panel van has suffered from a malfunction in the parking brakes and it hasn't passed the mot yet, and one small electric "bug" has been a pain in ass also....but thanks to Kotten Tallgren, they seem to stay in the history, ...time will tell

this little guy is happy as hell, and why not? if i had this kind of stuff at 8 years old, i would have been too, ;-)

keskiviikko 7. lokakuuta 2015

RACE parts for sale

what you need? 101,6 billet cylinders?
cb bubble top block?
arp-m heads?
88 flange? 
intake manifolds?
holley 750 carbs for turbo?
auto-craft heads?

drop me a mail,

auto-craft manifolds, with fuel injection parts, 
250 €

real auto-craft 910 heads, for a 101.6 cylinder, 
needs machining for the cylinders but welding done allready
comes with valves...900 €

real autocrat intake manifolds, modified for efi,
axles etc comes with them, 150 €

Angle flow heads, for 4" cylinders, 
comes with the siamese cylinders
and valves, arp-m bolt pattern, 1200 €

cb bubble top block, new, 900 €

scat 88 flange, type 4 mains, chevy rod bearings, 
used, but clean, 600 €

billet cylinders, 101.6, with venolia pistons, 650 €

devils hot rod heads auto-craft 910 heads, comes with intakes and valves, 850 €

scat 88 flange crank, 600 €

sunnuntai 27. syyskuuta 2015

Power to the people -The Bus Engine is almost ready

After the fast cruise with silver "that sun" we headed to the garage to see my project engine.
theres nothing really special in it, but some parts that i have managed to collect, a new stroker block from, a new FK8 cam, a old 84 Scat, + old school porsche H-profile rods, aa-perf 94 p/c kit,    11,5 C/R, E85 sipping... old race super flows from a 11 sec race bug, manifolds from ...and from the Lauffers / vwparadise i got these 48 mm butterflies with the air cleaners etc...

now i need a good flowing exhaust, plus some minor parts... but looks like there will be a potent Bus-motor to really get the panel van moving. and because of the fact that these are not the all out parts that i would have, i would guess that this might be the engine that could be driven, even in the traffic jams. hope so. got to get jimi from the school someday. :-)

That sun - or the evil Datsun from the rising sun...

i got picked up from home with this old Datsun, a 12 sec Datsun to be precise, 
and have to admit that this baby really pulls hard, ...
it left me with a strange but great feeling. a feeling of easiness and 
the power of modern technology. this thing really pulllllls. 
if i won in lottery, i would buy it straight away. 
old school look, with a modern engine, wow. 

sorry no other details of it. :-)

lauantai 26. syyskuuta 2015

lesson learned - how to ruin your sad economy.

Heck, sometimes you just do things pretty wrong... like tonight. first i went to this VW happening  at Rausjärvi, i took some pictures of the cars, as can see, many type 2´s... which was great to see... but after an hour thought it would be better to go the cottage to fix my cars i left, the weather was nice but it was bit late ... I was at the cottage but the sun was going down, so i just fixed some smaller things... like cleaning VW heads, ok, i thought it would be great to ride my harley back home, even it started to be a bit colder, went to buy some gas, and started to ride back home... it was pretty dark and i was getting colder all the time. ok the trip went pretty good, the Harley likes a bit colder weather, everything was fine... until made a decision to drive the Kehä II (ring road) ... i´ve been very busy to be focused for everything what happens in my back in I'm pretty suspicious about the other commuters on the road... (pretty much best way to keep alive while riding a motorcycle) but when i was at the matinkylä area, i had to enter the road to Helsinki city and i accelerated to the highway with the intention to brake and get to my lane, like a normally do, and i spotted a motorcycle officer in between the lanes...damn, i checked the speedo, and it looked like i was at the safe speed of 80 kilometres per hour... ok no worries then i saw another officer, but thought that huh, that was pretty close, and after that i saw many cars pulled off for speeding, huh, that kept me in a stable 80 km/h range. BUT suddenly there was blue lights behind me, and i was pulled busted. First i thought that this couldn't be correct, i was riding 80. but the officer told me that i was riding 113 km/h. strange.
Heh, i didnt see that happening but while accelerating, in the second gear that might happen. i was more occupied to get the bike in the right lane... but can't say really that i did that on purpose, because i really don't enjoy riding a harley at the night time too fast, the way the wind grabs you at the 120 km/h in a naked bike with a drag bar, well if you have been riding one, you know what i mean. and Harleys are for me a stress relief, i just normally ride in the same speeds that normal cars will drive.

Heh, I'm happy that the bike is actually in the same shape it was at the inspection, every thing is in the papers, but the papers are at home...  ok i got a ticket, under 300 euros. its a pretty big fee  for this, because i only get a under 700 euros in a month, have two kids and my medical bills are pretty big + the days at the hospital will cost me pretty much compared to the income. 

ok the lesson? FIRST watch it...don't be speeding. SECOND put warmer clothes on, because i was so cold that it makes you want to get to the home faster. THIRD, be more sharp of your speed, and if theres not so much traffic like it was in that moment, think before you DO. 

Great thing was that the Officer was a nice guy, and everything went fast and without any other hassle or bad attitude (... i was the one that broke the rules... ) and why not, i wasn't against anything, i think i will be remembering this thing... strange that i just thought today that where are the officers nowadays, because i don't see them anymore watching the traffic. heh, now i know know.

the best thing is that i still have my permission to drive. :-) ok, now to the bed, tomorrow will be better. got to spare some money for the fee though. Money that i never had in the first place.

Still... nothing beats that great sound of that v-twin.

perjantai 25. syyskuuta 2015

Länsiuusimaa syyskauden avajaiset 25-27.9 Rausjärvi.

OK, heres couple of pictures of this happening, some nice type 2´s, and one pretty awesome synchro off-roader, and some bugs of course. food, drinks, lottery and this normal stuff. next time i will be earlier on the move, :-)

a great vw-scene day!

i went to get the panel van inspected today, but i didn't go as planned, and the reason was that the mechanic ( me, myself & i) made a mistake, ....first i had two spacers in the rear brake in wrong places, so i had to fix those at Kottens garage, ok it didn't take that long at all, but the reason for NOT to get the van inspeccted properly was that i never actually adjusted the parking brakes at all, so pulling the lever didn't make much of braking. that was one thing.... the second thing was that the rear wheel was oily, so the inspector thought it will slip oil, even the rear brakes were working like they should. ok i only have to clean the wheels inside and adjust the parking brakes... that will do the trick.

after this i went to see Tomi at sepankatu garage, and bring out some parts for my stroker...
there was a problem with the berg rockers, super flows and big springs....they make the pushrods to touch the puush rod tubes, so the idea was to take the heads off and weld and remake  things .... ;-) but then the better idea was to try again the Pauter rockers, and after so tweaks, we have now pauter rockers working with my parts... wow. one side is pretty much looking great.

I got some spare adjusters from Jyrki Laune to the pauter rockers, (a very big THANKS to jyrki to help in this) and after this we got the oil sump in order too, except, theres one stud missing, but ill figure out something for that...

i got new intake manifolds from AIRCOOLED.FI, (thanks for mikko) and they will have 48mm butterfly´s in no time. and maybe some other parts like fan etc... ;-)

i also got the opportunity to see Make´s turbo bugs engine... and check out some things that i could copy to my black ghia´s engine...anyways even i didn't have the bus inspected ... it was a helluva day.
got to get the panel inspected and the stroker...well you will guess where. :-)