Saturday, February 23, 2019

What's the next step?

Let's face the facts. Your current progress doesn't matter. You might be young or old, good or bad, you might dwell in close proximity of heaven or hell. Still, there's no way to escape the inevitable. I'm talking about The Next Step.

The next step could be a brutal reality or a dream fulfilled. It could be unrealistic and unreachable or achievable and natural.

All I know is that it's of vital importance to think about a next step. At least one more next step…

Here's our current position. The Salt Slush Team is planning. We've learned that engine calibration is of great importance. Hence a first trail run at El Mirage is needed to understand if additional wrenching or calibration will be needed prior to our next BIG challenge, the Bonneville Speed Week 2019.
Recap: The 2018 Trail run at El Mirage. 
Lesson learned: We've should have taken calibration serious at this point.
The cure: The Westech treatment. Ok? To be confirmed in May.
Presently, while waiting for the next big challenge on dust and Salt, all team member are working furiously on private projects. Here's a glance...
The Ardun engine: From one angle... another. 
Commando Carina and her odd ball old Lawnmower that sooner than soon will make a difference in the lazy world of robot mowers.
Naked and alone. Kalle's Vespa. A Mod balance to the Camaro -67 project that any decade soon will eat up the road.
Spanking? Nope, just Anders El Camino bucket seats that needs proper brackets... handle the Supercharged iron LS engine.

Meanwhile Magnus is praying for eternal life and endless resources in order to be able to complete 50%  of his on-going projects.

Coming back to next step...we need a new Big Project. What to do after to The Final flat out speed feast, without misfire, on Bonneville Salt Flats?

We don't know, but we're thinking. Here's what's on our mind right now.
Build a back to basic race/sport car?
Race at Pikes Peak?
As always, the future is unclear. But we know one thing for sure.
Once you've bitten the apple, there's no way back.

Our advice: Take a bite.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Power of Animated Cartoons- A Celebration!

There were no chance in hell. Ever. Except on Christmas Eve. We were begging for it, dreaming about it and if we just saw a glimpse of it we got influenced.

I'm talking about animated cartoons and the opposite effect of political positions. There were times when young Swedes were feed from the TV with grey still pictures of labor. There were times when we learned that capitalism and freedom was a bad thing.

But the State made one big mistake. They allowed Donald Duck on Christmas Eve. The sense of colorful freedom that was coming thorough the screen one time per year, this smell of another world, gave kids hope and eventually changed the society to something better. Forever.

More regulations gave birth to an opposition, which eventually opened up TV, the market and not the least made sport cars and hot rods and choppers and race bike legal. (Göran Ambell and Sture Torngren = Our heros) The thick air was getting easier to breath.

So, let's forget about the dark period and go back even further and enjoy some animations connected to cars.

Here are the topic's:
Thrust and communication
Death is not the end

That's all Folk's

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Flash in the Pan.

I have to admit. I couldn't see the problem coming. Tell me I'm naive, but it all seemed so harmless. So easy to solve. But apparently I should have been on my toes. Because dealing with any French-American cooperation that stretches through decades is a towering task.
I'm not talking about transatlantic deals, Lodi or Languedoc, Lille or Los Angeles. Nope. It's when Henry F. meets French Army girls in a post war dance that things starts to get complicated. Let me tell you... it goes. 
Take one. The 1st main bearing in the French block couldn't find room inside the strict Ford oil pan from the 1930ies. It had to break loose after years surrounded by aluminum walls.
Take two. The French army oil pan does not fit on-road vehicles, hence the surge (-pipe) comes from US of A (Vanpelt) in common global fashion.
Take three: New (main bearing) boundaries were shaped in white paper...
…but eventually, hard walls were formed. 
Take four, I grabbed the welder to make the preliminary, permanent
All in all, what first seemed like a done deal was in fact a tough task in need of
action and attention.
Good start, but I'm not ready yet, cause the deal's not yet sealed.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Watching paint dry while feeling blue.

It's February. According to Swedish goverment statistic, the second flu peak is coming up. Simultaniously the same source show that the winter womit bug is heading towards its peak in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile wet snow and cold nights serves as changing guards. In short, it's gloomy.

Did I mention that all money is spent too? 

So what to do?

1. Go inside.
2. Wash your hands.
3. Use your germ free hand to do something creative in the garage. 
4. Practice contemplation.

I'll try to illustrate all except no.2 above with a couple of pictures. In the wrong order, just to keep you awake.
1. It's February. Go inside. It's depressing outside. 
4. Watch paint dry can be really exiting. Here's the Ardun V8 oil sump (Thank's Lars!) in wet paint…
...and here's the same sump when dry. No, it's not the camera. It really shifts color. This means that something has happended while we were in trancendence.
Dry upon wet. Shades of blue.
3. Men with germ free hands pointing finger. Since there's more than one solution to this superchager pulley dilemma a creative garage debate is needed. 
3. Carina's lawn mower corner is germ free too. Because their ain't no bacteria in hell that survives a her constant mist of Bräkleen.

That's all for now.

Be careful out there!

Our Webshop...The Webshop!

We're professionals! ...right ...we're dedicated to deliver speed and happiness with professionell precision car guys out're correct…we're ambitious. 

This is our vision.!
And this does not mean that we are stupid... but how to put it...hmm...we sometimes fail to focus on boring administration like updating the Salt Slush Webshop.

But now finally...we've made it!
Here's what we're talking about:

We have studied and practiced Machiavelli and other leaders. We know some tricks that we have used during day time work. But that not easy to apply on yourself and the Salt Slush team. Nope.

So, how do we do it ? Here's our recipy; We try to make fun out of it! (maybe not Machiavelli style, but anyhow...) While working, we look forward to good food, even better beer and the best wines and in addition some Makers Mark on ice as the final reward. We are talking about the rewards that comes after hours of good administrative work.
Step by step we've managed to produce miracles, as we have turned empty spots in our web shop in to an almost full list of speed dreams in color with compelling data.

Now you will find most of our products in the Salt Slush webshop, ready to ease, tease and please you and your dreams in to action.

Spend some quality time at this site. Scout around, enjoy. When you are ready, we are ready.  Call us to talk speed and get guidance in your dreams. We will help you to reach your final performance target.

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” 

― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince