torstai 9. marraskuuta 2017


Had to drive v8 the 66 Dodge Pick-Up, from the cottage to Ojakkala, to my brothers place, so that we can put it on a trailer and head to the Pori City (around 245 km from my apartment). The Dodge had problems to over charge with 16.18 volts... but because it was getting dark, the alternator worked differently. I got around 10 volts... heh. So i had to drive without the lights part of the trip to have some electric to ignite the fuel. :-( i got to my brothers yard, and there it stopped, But it was exciting. that little red express truck goes pretty good. and after the electrical problems has been solved i would expect even more "rapid transit" :-) heck, i don't know the engine size, but in the tittle it is 5.6 liters, but i would guess that its a 5.2. maybe it will be better identified later on.

1. we got to the Pori and left the Dodge to a Mopar enthusiast place to get some treatment...
then we headed to M.Koivisto´s (a professional welder and a race-vw-pervert) garage. some 126 km away.

2. We picked up my 86x101.6 block and other stroker parts...and checked the ultra cool garage and projects that are going on... its always nice to see whats going on and talk to the guys that really know their stuff. Mikko has this race vw with type 1 - 2,8 liters 10 sec engine... that used to be Tomi Seppäläs old street engine. it still looked awesome. this combo is for sale if you have spare money...

3. after this we headed to pietarsaari (some 177 km away) ...there we met a nice vw-guy,
mr. Tom Lundberg.
One of the fellow travelers, Hasse Holmström had difficulties to see in the darkness, because he wanted to buy this vw type-4 variant. heh, some kind of "flintstones 412 model". Ok, this is the bonneville special model - theres no wind resistance, the air flows through the car ...easily. :-)
or maybe this is the crotch cooler maximum model? and this car had to be wrapped, so that the loose parts don't drop... :-) good luck with the project.

4. mr T. Lundberg has a beautiful house with lots of nice old stuff, and loads of old vw´s and who knows, maybe we will go for a third time for coffee and some awesome apple pie.
thanks again. it was a great time with you guys!

5. the wrapped up "condom-wagen" emptied its guts to Isojoki city, and after that ended to a garage in veikkola. huh, i took my parts to helsinki city...and they are still in the car. :-) I'm still a bit tired of the trip... :-)

lauantai 7. lokakuuta 2017

Billet collectors - made in elmerracing

Best thing of the week a visit to elmer racing, wow! theres billet raceheads, billet blocks, billet collectors etc... what you need -  i think they can build it. Nice guys with awesome skills. :-)
how bout a 1500 hp four banger? check out the web site... and the webshop too... and

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 ( welded some material to my blind cb-block so that i could use 101.6 cylinders, i already have an 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 his butt. Jesus saves... and sometimes i can do that also ;-) ...(and i even put on its place.) huh what a day indeed.