The last week I have been spending working and repairing the engine block after I found a crack in it…. But that problem is solved now and the short block is ready to go back into the chassis again!
Below some worke pictures from the past week.
Not so funny…. I was just lucky to find it when I was cleaning off the clutch dust….
Time to take it apart to repair the block.
Except for the crack everything looked brand new just like always!
About 30-40 hours later the block is done again! Machining, welding, machining again, mill oil pan surface, bore mains, honing cylinders, linehone mains and wash and we are ready to assembly! I am really happy to have my own machine shop and can use it whenever I want to, of course Birka Motorrenoveringar is the name of that company!!
And we are done again!
Åke have made some serviced our Alan Johnson billet heads!
We have got some new cordless drilling machines from our sponsor Peter Hult ,Pro Tools / SnapOn!
New parts are arriving all the time to the Chevelle!!
And Max have made an awesome job repairing the bus!!
More work pictures.
What a mess… To much heavy stuff…
The new bellhousing and the Bruno unit together with the Lenco is tested in the Chevelle and everything looks just fine and works really good after some adjustments!
The new motor plate and block protector is done!
I have started to fresh up my memory and started up the racing computer and put some time in the new tuning for 2015!
I got some new clothes for our blower from Taylor Safety!
New spool to our third member from Toms rear ends!
Body off to change seat belts, check third member and do some chassis update!
last week I felt it was time to start for real with the Chevelle, only about 5 weeks to the first test in 2015!!
Out with the old!
No more of this dirty clutch dust!!…
Fabricating a new motor plate and made some adjustments on the new stuff I bought…
Done and in place on the motor!
We also got the oil for the season from Swelube / Amalie Motor Oil!
Today me and Jocke spent some hours in the shop preparing stuff on the Chevelle, Jocke did put together our Lenco with a new gear ratio to work with our new converter deal, he also made some spare parts ready to use!
I know he really loves this!
I felt that I needed to find out how our new Bruno Drive works and how it looks inside!
We are already in the beginning of March, it is only about 10 weeks to the first test for 2015!!! Deals are made all the time with our sponsors and I am really happy to say that all the companies that helped us during 2014 are still with us during this season!
Also like I said earlier, we will take 2015 as a test year, we will not make the whole Top Doorslammer Series this year. We are planning to only make 3-4 test races and that’s because I have decided that it’s finally time to finish the bus we once started to build that have been standing still for about 3 years now…..
Below some pictures from the shop and some small work we have made so far on and with the Chevelle.
Some of the parts laying around in the shop just waiting for us to get time to start put it in the Chevelle!
Jocke working on the Lenco, or something like that…
Shocks, struts and Racepak removed and shipped over to the states for some service.
This is what we are going to test out this season, the clutch is out of the car and we will now have a converter with a Brunodrive behind!
Service of the blower.
New seat harness.
New stronger pushrods!
Some new Racepak stuff!!
Really nice billet flex plate from DMPE and aluminum bellhousing from Browell! Also fabricating a new rear motor plate.
I said that I won’t do so much stuff to the car this winter but….. This is some of the updates for this season…. And it’s more to come!! Hehe…
More deals is done! Thank you for supporting Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing!
Winassist System AB.
The Parts Stop Sweden.
Below is some of the companies that will continue to support Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing during season 2015!
A huge thanks to you guys!!
Swelube / Amalie Motor Oil.
ICA Gärdet / Stockholm Gourmet.
T. Grundström Plåtslageri.