Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2015

Hot Wheels: Some cool stuff I found in the US

Here are my latest goodies which I bought last week, when I worked in the Detroit area:
I noticed that it is really tough to find anything nice in the Walmart and Toy'S 'r Us stores - All of the "real" models are gone, just the "fantasy stuff" - which I don't like - is available, it seems there are countless HW collectors in the Detroit area - still Motor City after all!

 Especially the "Cool Classics" series VW's are nice - as I haven't seen them over here:

Organizing tools

Step by step I try to really clean up my garage! During last weeek's trip to the US I was able to buy some stuff which will help organizing my tools. The drawer with spanners was first:



I also started laying out the tools on my (to be) wall mounted black powder coated pegboards, pics will follow soon! 

Dienstag, 14. Juli 2015

axial play corrected and assembly ongoing

After I posted my engine assembly work in a very good German ACVW forum, I was informed that the axial play on my engine was to great, the correct values are 0,07 to 0,13 mm.
As I previously dialed it in to a value of 0,13 mm I redid it:
This should be perfect...

I also mounted the (brand new) oil cooler and some other stuff:

The original insulation was totally flaking off, so I removed it, it will be replaced with something more substantial.

 Distributor clamp (powder coated black), fuel pump socket and oil filler (black wrinkle finished) as well as the fan housing (painted silver)
Yes, I am going to use a manual fuel pump - it is sufficient, even for this engine!

I really dig the wrinkle finish: