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Me and Max loaded my Volvo early this morning in the trailer and left the shop and headed for Jönköping, it’s finally time to get the truck and trailer painted! =D

The last time you will see it looking like this! 🙂 Really look forward to see the result in a couple of weeks from now when Björn Johansson and the rest of the guys at Kaross & Lackteknik in Jönköping have made their thing to the rig!

This day started kind of early around 6 this morning!…

Like you can see even Green Glenn is really tired after this day, hope the guys at KLT will take care of him! 😉

 

Me, Max and Dad did spend the day unloading the Chevelle and a lot of necessary stuff that we need during the winter from the trailer into the shop.

The winter is here again…

Of course it ended up with some stuff and a mess… Will fix that during next week! 😉

 

Time well spent! After a couple of days outside in the cold rainy weather and some money spent the last time on the rig me an Max took it today and made the yearly control and everything went smooth, both the truck and the trailer are in good condition and are good to use for one more year on the road! Easy to say that I’m satisfied right now! =)

Feels good to have our own rig!

Back at the shop again, but it’s not time yet for the winter rest. More to come, stay tuned! 🙂

 

Yesterday evening me and Max took the truck and trailer for a test drive after some work on the trailer!

Ready to go again, the plan for this year was to work on the truck and trailer to make it better and closer to ready and like I want to have it! But instead it’s been a lot about repairing brakes and boring stuff like that… Would been better to work on the inside of the trailer, but there is a new year next year for that I guess! =)

Last week me and Max took off all the wheels to get some new rubber on, been on my way to do this since I bought the trailer… but priorities and money have stopped that!…

When the wheels where off I just made a quick check on the brakes and realized that we didn’t have any brakes at all on one wheel….

For some reason the brake arm was loose… Doesn’t feels so fun that things just falls apart….

Time for new tires! A huge thanks to our partner Tobbe at T.Grundström Plåtslageri for letting me borrow his truck to transport the tires! 🙂

And a HUGE thanks to Jörgen Berg at Lastvagnsverkstan in Smedjebacken for giving me a super price on the tires and also helping me change them on a Friday evening! =)

When changing tires I took the opportunity to take a lower profile to get the total trailer height down a little bit!..

When I got back to the shop again I found some other problems with the brakes working outside the shop between the rain showers that I made some washers for to hopefully solve the problem with the snap rings not staying in the axle groove…. and then I also found a couple of bent brake hoses that I needed to change.

Then I found even more problems and spent the whole day yesterday outside in the cold weather in the rain and sun at the same time of course! 😉 adjusting the brakes and then finally late last night we got the new tires on the trailer and got it back on the ground and took it for a test drive, everything seems to work like it should right now and I hope it will continue like that now! 🙂

 

Got back home again to the ABM shop about 4 hours ago after an expensive “holiday weekend” (like I would like to call it) at Tierp Arena, but after all a really good one together with our friends from Crowcastle Racing! Tony, Krille, Cissi, Björn and Isak have for sure made my year a whole lot better! New friends made for life! 😀

Even that we didn’t make a pass or even fired up the Chevelle both me and Max felt more than satisfied with the weekend in a strange way!… 🙂 I know now today that the track wasn’t good enough for me to tune my car to go fast enough to make a new personal best (I got no traction control) so right now it does not matter that we kept the car in the pit all weekend because I would been disappointed instead!…

Thanks to everyone involved this year, Dad, Max, Sofi, John, Marcus, Fredrik, Christer, fans, supporters, families, friends, all of our partners and sponsors! You all know I would not be able to do this without all of you out there! 🙂

Just a normal Saturday dinner with Tony and the rest of some awesome friends! 😉

Of course we got some awesome food, if you ask me that’s really important!

Not a birthday boy, but Tony like a good cake anyhow!! 🙂

Krille 🙂 I sure do like this guy! =D

We have for sure struggled with this evil girl this year… But in the end, compared to last year (when they made one burn out) Tony have made many passes in the Camaro and I think he and the team are really satisfied anyway after a couple of personal bests and some trophy’s! And that’s not so bad, right?

It’s been a pleasure to be together with you guys during the races this season! 🙂

Now to a birthday boy! During Friday evening we did spend some time to celebrate my friend Fredrik with some champagne and cake after he turned 50 years young Thursday last week! This is what dragracing is about, having fun with friends! 🙂

What we really found during Friday evening when servicing the car was a bad lifter, cam, some junk in the motor and that a couple of valve seats needed to be machined… I did have all the parts we needed and also our own machine shop about 1.5 hour from the track. Plan was to service at the track because I did not have the time to do it back home after the last race and I knew we might need to go home and fix something and that would not be a problem for me! BUT I totally lost the spirit to continue with this after the messy start when we got to the track on Friday and they held us outside the pit space for over 2 hours because no one knew where to put us, I was told that the one responsible for it wasn’t there and that was the reason to keep us out…. We’ll too much is bad organized when it comes to things around our events if you ask me and I am more than tired of it right now!!… More about this later!

Back home, but no winter rest yet for our truck and trailer! Tuesday me and Max will take the wheels of the trailer so I can go on Friday and get some new tires on, after that it’s time for the yearly inspection and then more to come, stay tuned! 😉

 

For some reasons the racing season is over before the weekend even started for us…. The reason to this is something that I will explain later!…. But anyway the 2018 season for Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing is over…..!

BUT! Now I can do something I really like, tune a car and help Tony, Krille, Cissi, Björn and Isak tune their car instead! Win for me and I hope that everyone out there supports me and understand my decisions when I explain the reasons after this weekend. 🙂

Me, Dad, Sofi, Max, Fredrik and John will do our best to make Tony’s Camaro go the fast possible down the track! 🙂

See y’all!!!!

 

The waiting to get a place in the pit today messed up our night for sure…!

Found some problem when we started to service the motor, of course!….

We will probably skip the first round tomorrow and get the car ready instead!….

 

The expected rain and thunderstorms are here!…

Fun!….

Service went good, until!…

Problems with the motor!….