söndag 18 november 2012

Crank and connectingrods mounted, now working on the final cleaning of the casehalves prior to start assembling.

lördag 9 juni 2012

Testing the connectingrods to the crankshaft with new bearings.

fredag 27 april 2012

These came today, measured and machined to specs from Isokangas i Vaasa

tisdag 24 april 2012

Converting the -66 type-1 6V to 12V


Here the Volvo's wipermotor vs. -66 beetle 6V wipermotor.

Opened the two motors and changed the magneto and rotor from the Volvo motor into the -66 motor.
Goes right in without any modifications.

 Here is the finished products:
One 12V wipermotor for Beetle -66 and one 6V wipermotor for Volvo.... :D

onsdag 22 februari 2012

Got a nice little package from Sweden this week. Because of the price one could think they were made in Gold... :)

måndag 20 februari 2012

Exhaust finished, new oilfilter and fuelfilter fitted. Everything seem'd to be ready.

Tried the first starts the past weekend. Will probably still have to do some tuning on the injectors etc....

lördag 11 februari 2012

Made the exhaust flange today the "low-tech" oldfashioned way. By drilling lots of holes, punching out the center and then clean up the hole with an airfile. Then shape the outer edges with the angle grinder.. :)

All the cooling tin mounted and also petrol tank mounted. Waiting now for the new oilfilter and petrolfilter

All heads tightened to 70Nm.

söndag 5 februari 2012

The slightly modified splitbus nosecone compared to the 1303S nosecone it will replace when the Superbeetle transmission will be fitted into the Crewcab.

fredag 27 januari 2012

First cylinderhead on the tractor pretightened and the second also now getting mounted.

Adapters home! Looking good so far! :D

söndag 15 januari 2012

One pair of newly restored Zenith 40 TIN's. Now off to next parts...

lördag 14 januari 2012

Working on the diningtable with the timing chain housings... :) The factory sealants are partly off on the backside. Will be resealed with JB-Weld sponsored by www.anorrback.fi

The timingchain guide mounts cleaned from old sealant.

JB-Weld sealant applied.

Started cleaning and polishing the first of the six cylinderheads now too.

fredag 13 januari 2012

Exploded view of the second Zenith.. :)

The Zeniths compared to the Triumph trottle bodies. Same sizes on the butterflies.

Played around with CAD and designed these adapters. Now ordered and hopefully will arrive in a couple of weeks.

Finally got the exploded tractor wheel replaced with a better used one. Have to wrestle it back on the axle tomorrow... :)

torsdag 5 januari 2012