Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sunday, January 3, 2021
To cut it short, the "puppy" was approved with a clean paper. I was given some friendly advice to keep it in shape and make it ready for the Make Love and Not War transformation.
Good to know: The Swedish authorities allow all cars older than 50 years to be approved forever once they passed The Final Inspection. Rightfully assuming that the normal strive to stay alive will secure the standards on the vehicle. This works just fine since most +50 cars are owned by enthusiast.
Found the lid to the fuse box under the grouse WV seats, infected by rat poop, oil and all types of Guckelimuck.
Seats in place, rather sturdy, fixed in position thanks to Anders who helped me with needed parts.
In addition the above, the engine got some TLC too. Most of all a complete carb overhaul and some ignition tuning. All in all, it was making the Puppy roar again.
Petter helped me a lot with the Puppy cure since he has the skills and the network and often the judgement to stop "laga sönder" meaning repair to fail.
Soon it's time to explore, test drive, and evaluate our new Peace Maker:
The Make Love Not War machine.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Except for...no racing, no parties, no travel, no car meets, no car shows, no hugging and a general sad social distance, it was all fine. Oh I forgot, we have to exclude massive pain, sickness, death, grief and mourning too to stay on the positive side. Other than that, it was a really good year. Oh I forgot, the economy broke down too. But anyhow...
As we were locked up, boxed in and working on a distance we could focus. So we focued on what was close to us. On our private projects as well as Salt Slush customers. We worked hard as hell to wash away the sorrow of a normal having-fun-life.
The guiding principle has obviously been parallel projects.
Magnus, the Mastermind of Parallel Projects, has mainly but not only been working with:
Kalle has during 2020 been occupied with a...
and waking up s Volvo Military Vehicle (VALP) from the early sixties (-62)
as well as working remotely on a Camaro from the late sixties (-68). Paint shop pictured.
Carina and I have survived the pandemic by being busy...
...bringing an old Oldsmobile 88 fastback from the late forties (-49) back to life.
...while working on the Ardun Engine
...where there are Devils in every detail.
Anders has spent his pandemic isolation on...
In addition, we really would like to thank all our customers, that basically has been in the same situation as us, for their orders and the time they spent to build various amazing race cars, street cars and various crazy but amazing contraption that we all will enjoy.
And Let's hope for a Much Better Year Next Year!
So, Happy New Year from Salt Slush Racing
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
A saying that sums it all up.
When my wife and I visited our son Johan in Åre, where he and his girlfriend Elina lives, I stumbled over this Volvo Valp (Valp in Swedish means Puppy). It stood far out on a field and it had been sitting in the same spot for years.
On a distance it looked kind of ok, but bearing in mind that these contraptions are normally extremely rusted out and often beyond what makes sense to repair, it pays off to take a look closer.
Questions were asked; Can I take a look at it? Who owns it? Is it for sale ?
Like always life, is full of questions to straighten out.