Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Speed Queen in a racing couple...we celebrate Ruth!

A speed record. It's hard to get one. It takes years of hard work and determination. A determination that can lead to victories and amazing achievements. Few families have one person with a land speed racing record to be proud of, but we've seen succession within racing that leads to family speed records over decades.

Then there are those rare racing couples. Who form a team. Come desert hell or high salt water, nitro fumes, broken engines and spin out's at high peed. Doesn't matter, they're still a team.  A team that can do it.
We know one amazing team. I'm talking about Erik Hansson & Ruth Lundring who's a couple with individual land speed records.
The Salt Slush team just spent the midsummer with Ruth, who recently got a land speed record when she reached 184,627mph (297km/h) in a roadster (class XF/BFR) at El Mirage desert in US. For those you unfamiliar with El Mirage, it's a 1,3 miles (2 km) race track at dirty dry lake in the Mojave desert. 
Experienced based remark; Driving at El Mirage, is not like driving on asphalt...take my word for it. Instruction; keep your eyes on the cones, your hand upon the wheel...and stay cool...while you put the peddle to the metal in the speed beast of choice.
To fight the jet lag, we took Ruth to places that she can relate to. To the Salt Slush workshop (in Sweden)  to a car (Olds Rocket 88) that comes from Wendover, close to Bonneville Salt Flats.
Since we weren't sure that the Wendover Rocket could make up for the brutal the time and weather difference between cloudy, cold Sweden and clear sky California, Kalle offered Ruth a drive in his 32 Hemi Roadster that her spouse Erik provided parts for long time ago. Ruth took it for a spin. Something missing? Well, summer and sunshine...I guess.
Yes, we celebrated Swedish midsummer too, under the shelter, in warm clothes. 

We were really happy to meet, host and celebrate Ruth when she visited Sweden. 

A super cool solid woman who knows how beat a record with Supercharged Flathead V8 Roadster (at approximately 300km/h) in what is basically a stretched sandbox.
Congrats from Salt Slush, Ruth!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Yes, we're open!

A delayed project. A summer that arrives far too fast. A broken turbo at The Race. Closed speed shops European style. Too long delivery time from US of A to make it all happen. Despair and frustration is in the air. Sadness too.

In worst case, not even your spouse is there to support. You're alone with a summer time blues that not even barbecue, beer and buddy's can cure.

But there's hope. We're open. We're available. Throughout the summer we're there with supercharged turbo comfort. If you're out of boost during the dog days of summer we can help. We deliver what you need everyday from our shelves in Gothenburg, Sweden. That is if your need is BorgWarner AirWerks or EFR turbos.

No matter if your EFR equipped Ford flat crank V8... 
...or the LS equipped Ford Capri needs a new turbo, we'll do our best to support urgently. Every day.
Since we spend most of our time in our shop, we're always in stand-by mode.
We need to relax too. When it's beer time it's beer time. 
Here we're talking Friday's and Saturday's after 18.00
That's all.
May speed come your way!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Father, The Son and the Holy Smoke.

We know The Father. We've meet The Son. We're familiar with The Spirit and we could hear the Thunderous arrival. Was there a message? A about post pandemic fun? 
At least there were signs...a blue sky in Gothenburg, a happy hopeful yellow Magnuson Corvette, a red danger Mustang and a black powerful Roadrunner.

All of a sudden, GM, MOPAR and Ford guys could speak to each other in the same gearhead language. A miracle? Nobody knows. 
But we're still waiting for some Smoke. We're not picky. It doesn't have to be holy. All we want is some tire to evaporate and provide happiness in it's purest form.


The Pony that carried The Father (Lars Davidsson) to the Salt Slush Saturday Fika. A Tremec equipped Fastback Mustang.

The Roadrunner that brought The Son (Christoffer Davidsson) to Salt Slush.
GM, Ford and MOPAR line up. Sorted after height, speed and handling. 
Ohh. I almost forgot. There were more signs. 
All were stick shifts. Which Kalle noticed...
Which promise might these signs provide?
End of the pandemic?
Open US borders?
 Fingers crossed.


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Determination, the Devil and the Details

It was the first warm summer evening after a long cold spring. The national weather institute even promised a mild night at latitude 57. As a consequence a Saturday night barbecue was fired up.

For some sloppy souls that scene would mean a shut down. To turn off the milling machine, wash off the dirt and go grab a beer.

For the determined, it's all different. When they have flow there's nothing but Go! 

Magnus The Determined, in deep DYI mode. Prepared to burn a barrels of midnight oil to make a mayor breakthrough.

Why? When a Ford FE V8 is in need of a port fuel injection (PFI) system there's normally no time to spare.


Sunday morning at Salt Slush workshop. The PFI FE inlet manifold is a done deal. Looks good. Even great.

Admiration was in the air. The DIY PFI Ford FE common rail manifold is soon ready to reach the target. A 1970 Ford F100 pick up truck.
The only way to outsmart the Devil is to go for the details. Then there's no room for Beelzebub anymore. When Magnus have manged to position injector adapters perfectly through treads in obscure angle and tailor make every injector position perfectly we know that he had to go. I'm talking about the Devil who had to seek shelter in other details.

Obliviously JB Weld is a good equipment for Exorcists. 

Remark: A more detailed PFI FE engine post will follow. In a while. Sure as hell.