Friday, November 30, 2012

Ekens Gassers Swap Meet 2012

Last weekend I visit Ekens Gassers Swap meet in Stockholm with my friends Stefan and Chrille.  It’s a long trip to go from where we live, a very early morning, started from home at 3.00 a.m. but it was worth it, lots of goodies as usual. This Swap has a great mixture of people, both bikers and hot-rodder’s as well the range of good old parts.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pontiac Firebird -68

Pontiac Firebird was in 1968 offered in five separate versions and engines alternative. My buddy Dicks Firebird is the hardtop coupe version with a four-barrel 326, giving 285 horsepower. He bought and imports this car from US, it was ready to go for the road. First it have to be approved by the Swedish authority for vehicle inspection, to have a registration certificate.

Than it all started, the oil pump gave up on it´s very first trip on Swedish roads, you all know what can happen than. Now he has to find a new engine for replacement….Than it start to fail miserably and everything's gone straight to hell..... He find a lot of others to be take care of......
Dick is a real optimist as well very skillful in what he’s doing, now he working on to exchange all sheet metal on the car including widening the fenders….More to come!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Searching for a Pickup

Have been looking for an old pickup for a while, have found lots of them in the market for sale, for example this one “1940 DODGE PICKUP, all complete original, has some rust and a title”.
Believe I have to consider if this is the right one…..for me!


Saturday, November 03, 2012

Guest mechanic from Volvo Racing Team

Hugo, guest mechanic from Volvo Racing Team, stops by the garage earlier this week. He really knows how to speed up the work, look what he achieved with a lively interest… and a monkey wrench.