Saturday, December 3, 2016

High, Low and Behold. Saturday night live from Gothenburg!

Saturday is as you know by now, the Salt Slush play day. This play day was cold and sunny with no rain and no snow and provided action and fun. 

Magnus were in need of support. He needed to decided about rims for his T 26 Coupe. 6" 7" or 8"?  Important stuff. Can't be ignored.
I used 16 X 8 for my 32 roadster. Hmmmmm is this Magnus size of wheel? 
Front 15 x 5 looks a little too fat..perhaps..or not?

The Fika discussion became real when Magnus asked for tech support involving a Tractor, a VW Golf and some other equipment.  Summary; my rims are slightly to wide ...

Oops! What's this? One more moped from/to Petters stable? Well, this two wheel contraption arrived on Anders Dodge Hemi RAM today. How to react?
Once inside, we revisited the Salt Slush race and create plan, which was needed since we aim to ship the car next year to US of A early spring 2017 and this means that we're in need for some serious planning ....
Håkan, who's in love with various boost devices, has just had a good discussion with one of our super competent retailers and therefore he's showing a + 1200 hp S400SX-E turbo which SL turbo in Värmland, Sweden has just ordered.
Meanwhile planning has reached a new and higher level. This means that the time plan could hang on my Model A Ford.

Just a couple of hours before the time plan was created, a man tried to buy my model A. In vain.
 I had to say no to his offer, since I was not prepared for a life without a Ford Model A. I guess (and hope) that you know what I mean.
Now back to the Amazon. Should we have a wing?... or not? Ideas, of  the SCTA rule book. Then again, ideas, discussions...
Watch out! Here's a trigger for a big time Othello drama! A Flymo lawnmower in a Suffolk community! Big warning! Salt Slush is normally in to Suffolk's, delivered from the small green island west of what we normally would call Europe. Yes, it hoovers above zeitgeist, close to the peace Ford from -46.
How about that?
Anders is working on creating a plastic windows mock up. Where will he end up? Stay tuned, or rather stay sharp, then we might let you know.
Exposed! Parts for my Coolant tank drama...solution coming up to a Ringö-theater near You! Soon!
Finally, Magnus Magnificent nailhead. Pictured when waiting for Magnus. Like a dog.
What is this? A blindfolded high speed beast? Or a dream? Or a wind shield wind mock-up? Let's find out. 
Visibility and transparty is king.
Passion, paper and performance. All in one.. 
Barbecue in workshop being cleaned.

Small engine division.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hooked on Holley!

Some things are good to know. Some things are nice to see. Like the essentials in life. Yes, you've guessed it. I'm talking about important stuff like engine speed, oil pressure and temperature before turbine. To get to know the condition of the muscle from where the Power emerge.
So, we bought this Holley Digital Dash to get in control...and so far we really like it. It felt like Anders, the IT guru, seemed almost disappointed. Because there was no IT wizard needed. Anders and Magnus just connected the Digital Dash to the EFI and TADA! Ready! Looks really good too...actually.
From another angle, another view. 
But what's this? It's the forgotten thermostat vent house that will stop the coolant spit out that we experienced when we made our first full load mapping attempt. Not we're good. I think...or rather hope.... 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Le Grand Monster 1950 Cadillac

This is a different before and after.

Why here at the SSR blog ? Well it's obvious this is something we would like to do.......
at least the build of the car, at a first glance an obvious level of crude refinement.

Briggs Cunningham was a racing enthusiast with financial capability who nursed an ambition to win Le mans, He created a series of cars to race at Le Mans. Below is what happened over two year period first year the Team used a race prepped Cadillac type 61 from 1950.

Since the team felt a shortage of speed (besides of braking) something had to be done! 
New body on the Cadillac chassi some more work on the engine and they where ready for the next year. Since the body was more brutal and different then elegant and stylish the French named it Le Grand Monster. 

You find more about him and especially the cars on below link.

Before slow on the straights, slow in the curves.

After faster on the straights, slow in the curves. 

Some design

Less design

Friday, November 25, 2016

Salt Slush Logistic a global operation

Salt Slush Racing is a global operation so besides of it's world headquarter at Ringön in Gothenburg Sweden we have branches in Germany, US (Florida, Oklahoma and California).... Maybe more on a Pro Bono basis since our turnover and profit usually is changed to dream catching and power making  

Ok here we are by our branch in Florida !

What do we find in Florida  besides Sunshine, Water, Dolpins and Alligators

Boxes from Summit Racing eager to serve and protect the Power making

More precis a Digital Dash soon to end up in the Amazon

Here together with some Pick Up C10 parts
All in total below what is OK to bring in to Sweden according to Customs.

Some more early morning water and sunshine

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

V8s Hanging around

The V8 engine Volvo used in the first gen Volvo XC90 and 2nd gen Volvo S80 has it's base in the Yamaha V8 which you see plenty of hanging around on boats in Florida, US.

Usually not alone ! It takes two...
or...usually three of them on one boat working together to get things going.
Here we have 15 to 20 of them waiting for their Captains.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The reality ! Talking good, Looking good versus doing some real power

You who follow our blog have seen that we visited Street Power in Olofström in search for power which created some reality check and learnings (and we are still leraning).
 The battle with the hot rod elements Oil, Water and Air are to continue.  

As a complement to earlier posted pictures enjo

Some slow running and just checking !

Trying harder including miss fire and starts to understand the need for learning

In the last clip some tendency to power starts to show but we still have a long long way to go and  as you all understand this is to continue. We have a day 2 and 3 in our heads to reach the power.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Elementary, my dear Watson...

When the Salt Slush Racing team got together this Saturday morning they were looking for 3 prime suspects that they needed to find and eliminate in order to move on in their search for power and speed.

Therefore, they were looking for details. Because they know that the devil is there. They know that he's trying to stop them.

Hence the team made following announcement to ensure a successful troubleshooting.

Wanted dead or alive
The Leakage Troll.
The Coolant Ghost.
The Fuel Devil.
First suspect before judgement. Non-flexible turbo oil drains. Here pictured with hydraulic AN connections. What's the verdict? Make those drains flexible and able to cope with Heat, Power and The Movement.
Oil drain surgery on wood surface. The butcher, and The Turner are ready with their task. Next to enter the stage: The Welder. After the heat resistant flexible hoses is fixated, the  deal is sealed. No Troll.
What is this? An associated professor? In our workshop kitchen?  Yes, and that's ok, but it looks like he's trying to hide something... 
Sure as hell. I knew it. He's cooking, cleaning and dreaming simultaneously as he's trying to ger rid of the olive oil in the moped transmission. 
Back to our list of wanted suspects. Kalle found a way to drive the evil propensity out from our coolant system. Bleed it off. Let it go. Release the pressure. How?
Attach a bleeder with a non return valve! That's how. Ok, but what's happening here, in this picture? A tread is being born, that's what's happening.  How about the ghost? Eliminated. Busted.
 Anders pictured while looking for the holy grail. Really? Well, no he's looking for the fuel devil. What Magnus and Anders found? The suspect is still in custody, but we have reason to believe following: The fuel regulator did not provide correct fuel pressure when the turbos delivered boost pressure. Why not? What's the reason for? Well, there was a leakage on the boost pressure control side. Team effort: Air leakage sealed and fuel pressure deliverance confirmed.  Fuel Devil Disappeared and we're happy.
Another suspect? Nope. This is only Carin in the house of boost, trying to send power enhancer (i.e. turbos and superchargers) to people in search power.