Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ain't no cure for the summer time blues...

The sun is shining everywhere in Europe, even Gothenburg got some dry days and all the city dwellers are spending their vacation with ice cream and sunbathing.
How about the Salt Slush team?  Let me try to explain...
Sometime we wonder
what we're gonna do
but there ain't no cure for the
Landspeeding blues.
The Lucky ol' Sun might shine, but the race car is howling for brakes.  
But how to soothe the souls of workshop warriors?
Well, coffee and milling makes a man feel fine...  
Magnus milling makes magic moments. Even if he's got to work late...
We all need to catch it if we can...and Yes! We can!
Racing heritage catch tank needs a location even if it's Sunday! 
Find place find space and be happy! 
Salt Slush doesn't need ice to keep cool, because we have nice looking front end and internal...sorry, inter...cooling.
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Let's get down to business!

At some point in time in life, we all have to stop and think about the essentials. What is really important in life? For you who wonder... Here are some hints.
Some hydrocarbon resistant hollyhooks the outside the workshop is nice to have
To know that the most important control device is installed in the Land Speed Amazon and in function feels good.
To enjoy speed and stop systems aligned in peace, side by side make you sleep just fine.
To realize that electronics and the exhaust heat are separated from each other is encouraging.
To experience the Beast while understanding its beautiful soul makes the future bright. Even metallic.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Heartbeat EKG. Knowledge is King!

Perfect vacation? What does that really mean? 
Get some sunshine, feel the power, enjoy some speed, but most importantly, to get to know your engine under various conditions. That's a nice vacation. 
Therefore we were prepared for a combo of work and pleasure.

Carina is ready for some full load logging. Salt Slush likes HP tuners. To know what's going on is nice.
All expeditions needs a mix of high altitude, high speed and high temperature.
We got it all. Hard work, but nice work. Then there were some pleasure as well, but that something else. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Everything counts. Even the workshop toilet need to be fast...looking...kind of...

How about this? One day a friend of Salt Slush (Olle) came with a focused mind, a serious face and two buckets of paint. His mind was set and his buckets filled with various obscured paint. He wanted to make the Salt Slush workshop toilet in to a showroom. Since the place was in dusty old grey, we were open to sensations. 
Next day our enthusiastic man showed up again, full of energy. Salt Slush felt that; If Olle is happy we're happy.
When Olle was ready and the normal odour changed into paint smell and grey-yellow walls got white, Salt Slush felt that a contribution was needed...
...hence...we bought a new lid. Slow closing...
We later learned that V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany has selected the same stuff for the same purpose in the "Nostalgi Theme room". We're ok with that. We're used to be copied.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It takes have fun and go fast. Supercharged expedition!

Autobahn is full of silver colored, low power and high weight vehicles with brick wall type coefficient that force its way forward while offering very little joy...
...but Salt Slush cheered thing up with two bright colored opposite-way-around type of cars that stands out from the crowd and provides unconditional love and happiness. Because of the color?
No, no, because of the booting systems of course!
But why are the Salt Slush Racing team not at home working on the Amazon?
Well, we cannot only enjoy weld smoke in the workshop everyday, sometime we need to go to Germany for a proper expedition. How to get a proper tip-in calibration adaptation from 3000rpm and upwards on the 6th gear otherwise? Swedish police would be upset.
We'll tell you more later, but the LS2/LS3 engine with the Magnuson Supercharger is addictive. Pull down the throttle at almost any rpm and enjoy an robust acceleration at  any speed. The mild supercharger whine fit perfect to the exhaust sound since it promise speed.
How fast it is? Not tested yet. But let's put it this way...its fast, really, really fast.
Bonus picture: Young German daredevils in cooperative action in the search for speed.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Charge Air cooler or Ginger bread house?

A certain task needs a certain skill and sometimes, even a certain talent. But let's start from the beginning.  At some point in time it became quite clear to Ragnar that the Lotus Exige top-of-the-roof type of intercooler air scoop was perhaps not state of the art in terms of efficiency.

Hence a painful design & manufacturing process started. But let's cut the story short. The modification involved a  lot of aluminum welding (Anders is for sure getting better and better...) but as well a sealing procedure which required a lot of experience as ginger bread house builder as a child or to simply just be gifted.   
Ragnar in making of Intercooler inlet, Ginger bread house style. Natural born talat or experienced? Nobody will know.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Robin Antonsson needs Boost. A lot of boost. Fast. Salt Slush try to help...

 It's Time. Time to make a difference. Which is why Robin Antonsson came to our shop last weekend to get a high boost wastegate actuator for his EFR 9180 equipped Supra Time Attack racer.
With this final piece the puzzle is complete. It's time to get the final calibration before the race in Mantorp, Sweden the coming weekend.
Robin, ready as can be. May the Speed be with him!