onsdag 28 december 2011

This pair of Triumph ITB's will arrive during next week. Will be adapted to the Doppel engine during the winter.

tisdag 27 december 2011

Scored two sets of these Triumph Sprint ST 955i throttle bodies from UK.

måndag 26 december 2011

Back in the garage again.

The -58 doors fitted into the -67 cab. The transformation may begin!

Guess if I was surprised when I just for fun tested the Porsche Diesel Tractor (3cyl. 2,5L) valves into the Porsche 911 (6cy. 2,0L) engine heads. They fit perfectly!! :)

onsdag 21 december 2011

New Running boards for the Hebster. Same manufactor and shape as the ones on Christian Grundmann's -38 recieved.

New lower doorpanels for the Hebster from the same manufactor.

lördag 17 december 2011

Top of the second Zenith cleaned and reassembled. Now the bottom needs the same attention as the first one too.

Lots of oxidation down there in one of the barrels, but less than in the first zenith though..

tisdag 6 december 2011

All cylinders and pistons fitted including pistonrings. Now it is time for the cylinderheads.
The heads still are under work getting refurbished before mount,

måndag 5 december 2011

Deckheight measured on all cylinders and numberone finally mounted permanently. Just have to fit the rings on the two remaining pistons and push on the cylinders. Then it's time to mount the heads.

No pictures for now but you get the picture from the previous post.

fredag 2 december 2011

First piston and cylinder ready for deckheight measuring. The Porsche Schlepper is getting closer... :)

lördag 26 november 2011

Second Zenith 40TIN getting disassembled.

Porsche flatsix crankcase degreased and paintstripped.
There's the Ford 1936 Pickup Flathead V8 upside down waiting for better days...

fredag 25 november 2011

Porsche vs. Porsche...
One cylinder from a Porsche 911T 2,0L and one from a Porsche Diesel Super 308 2,5L... :D

lördag 12 november 2011

901/03 Crankcase from a -68 Porsche 911T. ;) Next for this is to remove the flakeing silvermetallic rattlecan paint and clean it up both inside and outside and prepare for an upcoming assembly of the enginecase.

lördag 5 november 2011

All Saints evening.

Celebrating All Saints Evening over here tonight. (Not Halloween...) ;)
We light candles for the memories of our loved ones both at home and out by the memorialstones.

måndag 31 oktober 2011

lördag 29 oktober 2011

Porsche diesel degreasing...

Two of the tre cylinders getting degreased... Have been collecting a lot of dirt and grease during the years....

fredag 28 oktober 2011

"The Porsche workshop"
One Diesel head getting cleaned and six connecting rods getting rebushed in the piston end..

fredag 21 oktober 2011


Applied a layer of Paintstripper on the first manifold. Will wash off the layers of spraycan silver and repaint in semigloss black again.

onsdag 19 oktober 2011

tisdag 18 oktober 2011

Today I got an idea and checked the beetle Solexes for the same bolt as I had a thought they might be the same as I had read somewhere that Zenith carbs use some same parts as Solexes. Well, even the venturis in these Zeniths says Solex... :)

Anyways the bolts were identical so I took 3 bolts from a scrap Solex to replace the ones I've managed to loose during the 3 years I've restored this first one...

söndag 16 oktober 2011

Now I just need to get new fresh screws to tighten the lid to the body. Tomorrow I'll finish the first one.

fredag 14 oktober 2011

torsdag 13 oktober 2011

The breathing devices for the Crewcab.

I started the restoration of this Zenith 40 TIN way back in 2008 but due to some "backfiring" when I tried to remove the third idle mixture needle. It broke in half leaving the needletip in the hole... Got it drilled out a few years ago but never got back into trying to fix the threads until this week. Tested using JB-Weld and it worked great! Now the carb have 3 workin idlemixture needles again!..

Nyt siinä on uudet kierteet JB-Weldin avulla..