Freitag, 30. Mai 2014

Steering wheel: what about a black leather wrapped one?

A few weeks ago, on our visit at the Youngtimer Vestival in Herten I found a nice steering wheel with a strange hub and nobody knew anything about it, the horn button was missing and it had a few scratches - but it was cheap...
So, I refurbed it and designed a new hub adaptor and my good pal Thomas was so kind and machined it according to my sketch. This is a comparison before / after:

I used a raid hub as basis for my adaptor and also a raid horn button with a genuine Porsche crest.

first breakdown in over 10.000 km!

Last Sunday my fellow Volksback broke down just after I visited the ACVW Meeting of Käferfreunde Pendelachse in Düsseldorf - pics of the meeting later...
On my way home, suddenly no fuel... At first I thought of a clogged fuel line - but later I found the real source of the problem:

Somehow the axis of the fuel pump walked out and as a result no fuel!
Ralf came to the rescue and helped me out, we organized a new pump and the Volksback worked flawless again!
After re-assembly I caulked the axis and even the "old" pumps runs like a champ again!

Sonntag, 4. Mai 2014

Hannover MKT 2014: parts hunt and a few pics:

Even though this is a double post in my blogs, I also found some good stuff for the Volksback in Hannover:
Besides all the stuff for the Streaker, I found redrilled Type 3 brakes and rotors (4x130 + 5x130) and a new 316° Schleicher cam (in the box) as well as choke block offs for the next Volksback engine!

The weather on the way to Hannover wasn't that bad:
 later during the May Cruise Madness the weather changed to heavy rain, so I only made a few pics...

... this is a little too much for my taste everything full of rails and pipes...

yet another nice T1 bus

and a very nice T2 bay window!

the next morning: On our way to the Maikäfertreffen:

and here is a nice pic of all the different type 3 body styles:
 You can see the umbrellas and the wet cars - this was more or less the same during the whole day...
Anyway, we met a lot of friends, talked a lot of b*llsh!t - as always and enjoyed the time, so see you all next year!