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, 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... 

Small happenings & things

No big things, just some studless winter tyres on the fuchs wannabe-wheels, for some snow action, hopefully with a video too... maybe they will fit the blue ghia? Got to paint them a bit...

sunnuntai 9. lokakuuta 2016

black ghia update

while I'm busy with the brake overhaul (master cylinder change etc...), pekka from Kangasniemi modified a old gas tank, to look pristine, and also for the return line for the E85 fuel. its a beauty. 

small improvements....

that baby blue ghia got couple of wires, and now we have those front lights working so well,  (maybe the HID lights will have to wait for a while...) and as you can see the rear lights have some problems. i would guess that the problems are the grounding... the blinkers are not working for the moment. the wiring of the relay is fixed up someway. and at the rear the grounding is making some bugs. but seems like the blue ghia will be drivable in no time...heheheh. The Stroker engine... well I'm tinkering with the chinese tin, and the fitment aint so good at all. + theres no attachment to the coil & no holes to the throttle cable at all... BEWARE! I´ve been scratching my head, Should i mount the 48 IDAS or The Fuel Injection.... The 48 Isdas would cost 0 euros.but the eco and staff would be around 2000 e... and that old geezer with a cigar is my friend Mikko, great guy!

perjantai 16. syyskuuta 2016

Ugly duckling, testing

Had to test a color that has been on my mind, silver paint mixed with black paste.
should be flat, will see... but the color is great. atleast for this.
if only the other side would be welded...and the front too... :-(
but, Boys will be boys...this was a fun experiment.
i made some things to the stroker too...

torstai 8. syyskuuta 2016

a face that only a mother could love....

even this might be one of the ugliest "pretty car"
it could be better, so i ordered some panels from to get the face look decent.
The guys at texas modified the front ...well ...badly.
now it really needs the help of the "plastic surgery".
i don't know, should i just give up or go with the flow?

it is ...a beauty indeed. :-) but i love "layout" :-)

 you got to have faith? don't know anymore... ;-)

some parts still needed, especially the nose panel.

tiistai 6. syyskuuta 2016

Super flo - under cover.

Time to cut up the new cylinder tins for the Super Flo heads,
They needed some cutting, and looks like i have to 
make more room for the spark plugs. not sure but it looks like
that theres no space at all for the wires. next stop is the alternator and 
the fan. maybe theres some plans how and where to cut, 
but lets learn this from the hard way.and the full flow areas
tinware needs to be modified as well, also because 
theres this cam position sensor. more of this later on.

sunnuntai 4. syyskuuta 2016

ugly duckling - this time naked

This time without the flares, but drivers side welded..
I'm waiting for the headlamp area repairpanels to come from,
but seems to take long, because of the bank transfer.
theres a lot to do, but i somehow fell in love with this piece of s..t, 
atleast after i used the saw to do room for the tires...

btw...what color would you choose?

sunnuntai 7. elokuuta 2016

Forssa Pick-nick 2016

We had a great day with my son Jimi, because we went to Forssa Pick-nick! awesome cars, great weather & loads of nice people. My panelvan worked fine, and we didn't have any problems, and after that we drove to somero, to eat ice cream and have a good time. my brother had his GHIA and we also swapped cars so that we can experience different kind of v-dubs.