Mittwoch, 1. Mai 2019

May Cruise Madness + MKT Hannover 2019

I just arrived back home after the yearly trip to Hannover. This year we were very lucky, as the weather was perfect!
Here are some impressions from the May Cruise Madness at the Burger King in Hannover Laatzen:

An exceptional rare sight, the Australian equivalent to the VW 181 / Kübel:

As always, some very nice water pumpers were to be seen, too:

... and finally, this shirt made me laugh, because it is so true:
as nowadays 80% of all aircooled VW's wear Fuchs wheels - including mine!

Today, the Maikäfertreffen started with a cloudy sky, but it got better by the minute:
I took only very few pics, but this car might look familiar to some folks:

As every year, I had to buy some stuff as well: A new engine sealing kit, a 123 Ignition distributor for the Fasty, a VDO sensor for the fuel gauge and  a very special copy of one of the best books ever released: Bodengruppentherapie from Author Helmut Horn. He was kind enough to sign and autograph my personal copy...
In the lower right corner are NOS screws for the domed rear lights - a super rare item which I found on the desk of the fifths Ludolf - I guess we all know who I am talking about ;-)

Sonntag, 28. April 2019

spring cleaning - Frühjahrsputz!

In 2011, when I installed the carpet, I was in a bit of a rush and I didn't pay enough attention to the details.
Lately, some edges became lose and the interior also started to wear out. So, it was time for some spring cleaning. The blinker lever was really ugly and look at the carpet in the drivers foot well:

I repainted the lever and fixed the carpet, also note that the regulator lever is installed as well! 

and just for the fun of it, another picture in bright sunlight:

the heat is on

Since the new engine and exhaust were installed, there has always been a problem with engine compartment temperatures. The reason are the CSP headers for the Python exhaust. The heat radiates into the compartment and the Webers were sucking in the hot air - not good - especially for the oil temperature. So, I wrapped the headers with heat insulation:


and after insulation wrap:
I only had the chance for a short test drive, but my impression is that the engine comparment is cooler. The trip to Hannover will show if it really works...

Sonntag, 14. April 2019

Back on the Blog...

Hi all, after almost 1 year I am relaunching my Blog and show some updates to the Volksback. Just like in former years, I am also planning on some reports of meetings I attend and other Volkswagen related stuff.
Also, I will of course visit the MKT in Hannover to meet friends and enthusiasts of our beloved old aircooled Volkswagens. See you there!  If you still like to visit my Blog, drop me a comment!