Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Low and behold it was the two Heco speakers that had we had traded some of our hidden stash for! So the mysterious figure had not strayed from our earlier deal, but had he simply sent the down them road less traveled or was there a more devious reason for there delay?
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here is a picture of the above mentioned "UnObtanioum"
Monday, June 22, 2009
A couple of weeks ago i was corresponding with Knechten from the Sechs Volt Garage, in said correspondence he mentioned the Hessisch Oldendorf VW show. So my curiosity got the best of me and i had to check out what the cool cats over the pound were getting into. Well damn, after reading the itinerary for Oldendorf i started feeling like the shows i have attending were missing a little something. Now don't get me wrong i enjoy enjoy a good car show, cruise in or even a simple gathering with cool old cars. The problem is they usually loose my interest after a few hours of walking around simply looking at the rides. Now
Nowhere are a few show that look like they add a little umph to the experance.
Loanstar round up: Takes place in Austin which is a cool place any ways but there are also band, a party down town and even a guy cutting hair at the fair ground where the show takes place! Cars show up in advance and take over down town.
Hessisch Oldendorf: This is the show that Knechten over at Sechs Volt Garage is driving the beautiful 52 zwitter many mile to attend. 3 days of cars, music and partying! They take over down town with there VWs for a swap meet, life music, and then take a drive through the country side. Damn that crazy driving there classic cars! And the best part is there are Schwimmwagens that swim through the water.
Jalopy showdown: Now here is some fun taking old hot rods and kustoms on to a dirt track! Along with music and food what could be better. Best part from my view point is that it's only 6hrs from my house.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
There was one 40hp Judson at the show, nice and complete, though it did have a problem starting up so I have to wonder how often it gets driven. Also have a buddy looking for a 40hp Judson kit so if anyone out there has one they want to get rid of let me know.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Any guesses to the valve sizes?
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Are sponsor with in the "Spirit of the Competition" in the 36hp challenge? This was a topic of conversation in the Vintage Speed forum on The Samba last week. To me the challenge is/was about joe blow trying to go fast, similar to the 50s hot roders. But sponsor ship is not, in its self, a bad thing but WILL change this race similar to how drag racing was changed in the late 60s early 70s.
Ok off my soap box.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Here are some pictures of the magnificent beast:
Monday, June 15, 2009
The coffers at the Old Speed Shack have been holding stead for the last couple of months, mainly because of the lack of interesting parts out there. But now with in 48hrs the parts have started to flood the email, the problem with this is that the gold reserve might not hold out! Guess its time to starting selling more parts.
Hum, two post in two days about rain, a coincidence???
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Here are a few pictures the wife snapped of the drizzy.
Rain has hit the north east and delayed work on the OSS Beetle. The wooden structure that passes for a garage has limited space for the car, tools and welding equipment so when it rains the pan has to be stored under the Beetle. This in turn limits the access to the inside of the car where the majority of the work is currently taking place. SO today we will break out the new OSS vacuum, clean our converted goat bar/ living quarters with the Misses and hope the rain goes away.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Well SSP1 may be back in action! Only a week after it's near death and a few email with Charles at L&N Engineering this little devil may be up an running. Though the project could take upwards of 2 years to dig up all the needed parts and assemble the engine! But this is pretty common thing here at the old speed shack.
Oh yeah it has nothing to do with the kit in the picture!
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