Thursday, 29 May 2008

Carburetor 28 pict

My motor is not working properly these days, It is spluttering under load. It looks like the fuel is not supplied. So I took the carburetor apart to clean it.

carburetor lid open with the jet.

Carburetor body & floater

Engine with carburetor removed
Solex 28 PICT

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

My 1835 cc Beetle

This is the result after 2 years. Everything has been done.

Monday, 26 May 2008

My beetle restoration

The floor panels have been removed and replaced by new ones

I know it's a bit flashy but hey. It was my 1st VW and it was on the 90's

Sunday, 25 May 2008

My French 1200cc Beetle before restoration

This is my first Volkswagen, a 1974 1200cc Beetle. I bought it about 1992 and with the help of my dad, we restored it completely. We didn't know anything about Volkswagens and it's been fun to learn it, the hard way.

All the body parts have been removed, to do a full restoration.

The chassis was completely rotten, so we had to remove the body from it.
Both floor panels had to be replaced.
More photos to follow....

Saturday, 24 May 2008

PAU Historic Grand Prix

My home town is Pau, where the historic Grand Prix is held, it has a unique place in the history of motor racing. The name ‘Grand Prix’ was first used here to describe the race run through its streets in 1901. Over the years this unchanged circuit in the heart of the city has witnessed titanic battles involving Etancelin, Nuvolari, Fangio, Ascari, Villoresi, Trintignant, Brabham and Clark.

Lots of Aston Martins this year. And of course lots of Brits.

I could do with this pair of weber carbs.

Nice Porsche.

Friday, 23 May 2008

My French Combi

This week I went back to France and I have found a few photos of my other Combi. It's a 1961 11 Windows L345. It could do with a bit of T2D action.

1st day back in 1995. Not too bad for £300

This is as it is now.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Classic car show

On Sunday it was the Aylesbury Classic Car Show. Good opportunity to take the bus out.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Collecting the van from T2D

So excited this morning, as I arrived at the unit, there it was. Wow !!! what a difference. It was nice to meet all the guys, they done a fantastic job and I'd recommend them anytime.
Paul, Me and Double Denim.
I really noticed a difference on the way home. It handled so much better and I seem to have gained a few MPH... for the first time I was fast enough get the middle lane of the M25.
So it's a big thanks to the T2D team
Claude's bus done and dusted
Be sure to check out his BLOG Ithad the full T2D works, 4 inch beam, spindles, discs, dual circuit, straight axle conversion, type 3 brakes, box lift, slam tyres and a full camber and track set up.

Speed hump at home, glad the steering box was raised......Ballz, good job mate !!!

Friday, 16 May 2008

Job done.

The van is looking great, I can't wait to see it for real tomorrow.

Tesoro bus done and ready for collection tomorrow.

After a quick beak buff.