Since I let of the throttle in the end of August in 2016 at Tierp Arena I been looking forward to tomorrow and the first possible opportunity to test the Chevelle before the 2017 season starts for real at Malmö Raceway in less than 2 weeks. 

I have spent a crazy amount of hours getting updates done, money for the season figured out, new parts, partners etc. worked out, and of course it haven’t been easy… Parts delayed, shipments messed up, people that doesn’t understand how important it is that I get the help I need when I ask for it and that messes up a lot of things for me… 

But I almost got all the way to the finish line with everything… Patrik, Max, John and me together with our awesome partners have got the race car together, the trailer is good to use like it is and we even bought our own truck to pull the trailer with so we don’t need borrow, rent, wait and don’t know if we even gonna go to the races. BUT….. 

I’m still missing some small stuff to the motor so this coming weekends test is cancelled for us…. I don’t wanna name persons, companies or what’s missing because that’s wrong and it won’t make anything better, this have been going on since mid November last year and the persons know they did wrong and messed up things for me! 

Also after the 2016 season I said I won’t work my self to death one more year because I’m still not feeling all well after what I did during last year, so this coming weekend instead of going and make some laps on the pretty much ready to go race car… Me, Max and Patrik will spend the time working on the trailer instead… We we’re already booked this weekend so why not spent one more weekend on the lunch room floor in the shop together with Patrik? 🙂 

What’s even more sad is that I don’t think I will have the parts before the first outing in the series either, so it looks like we gonna have a messed up season this year also!… Hold your thumbs for us that this problem will be solved so we can go to the first race…

That shirt suits pretty good right now!

Let’s spend one more weekend in here…

Just standing there, waiting for something to arrive….

The race car have been pretty much done for almost 2 weeks now after a lot of updates during the winter… And I said in the end of last year that I won’t do so much changes but that’s not the way it turned out of course… 😀 

But I’m sure the changes will make the car go faster so it will be ok anyway!

She’s been standing like this pretty much ready for 2 weeks now!…

This is the proof of a winter with not so many updates…! 😉

Mocking up new custom pistons and rods from CP-Carrillo that hopefully will make us some more power in our little Chevy! 

Bottom end put together and ready to Rock n Roll! 

Transmissions rebuilt, updated and with some machining shorten down one case to lose some weight in the car and also we got parts together to have 4 complete units with different ratios, how great is that!? 🙂

Good stuff, good people, priceless service!

Time for a new helmet because the old one went out of date…

This season consumption of oil, Amalie Better Than It Has To Be!

More power in the making! 

Some new stuff, or maybe a lot of stuff! 😉

New gear set in and the third member are like new again!

Converter, Bruno trans and Lenco’s all done!!

Fire bottles moved to the front and front struts serviced.

Short block all done and back in car.

Bruno drive, shortened Lenco and new carbon fiber drive shaft mocked up in the car.

Really felt I was in a big need of a better looking steering wheel! 🙂

Heads serviced and back on motor!

New drive shaft tunnel / front loop fabricated.

All done and warmed up!

License and medical card and everything else is under control! Only thing right now is that we are missing some small stuff to the motor…

Three weekends and one whole week of work and we got A LOT of stuff made on the trailer, we even got some stuff mounted in it that makes it start to look crazy good!! 😀

A huge thanks to Max, Patrik, John, Johan from Lsf Custom and Erik from Bengtssons Smide for spending all this time to make this dream come true! 🙂

In the end of March we started over again for real on the trailer, we finally got some time and money to spend on it and now in the end of April I must say we spent it really well!! 

Patrik, John and Johan from Lsf Custom did sand down the roof and got some new good looking paint on it,

We got some steel profiles welded in in our coming cabinets that will hold the shelves in place above the wheel boxes.

Me and Max have finally made the last glass fiber repair in the trailer… now it’s really enough, no more plastic fantastic! 😉

Patrik got some wooden plates mounted on the wheel boxes to insulate and also close so we will get somewhere to mount the cabinet doors.

Patrik also got a blanket up on the walls, it looks really good doesn’t it!? 🙂

And then some frames and doors for the cabinets fabricated by our great partner Bengtssons Smide!

Now how about that!!? A couple of weeks ago we got all our new cabinets / boxes from our awesome partner Treston to put in the trailer! This feels so crazy good, finally we can get the trailer organized with all our tools and spare parts this is just too good to be true! I want to say a huge thanks to Göran at Treston in Arninge for believing in us and for supporting Sjödin Motorsport / ÅBM Racing the trailer starts to look really great!!

We have also tried to put together Kermit and The With Hell, everything went so simple and smooth with the lights and air system so something must be wrong 🙂 … 

The lift gate is sealed up and pretty much all done! No more Gorilla Tape here!!..

John went by and got some fresh black paint on everything I have been fabricating.

Max, what a awesome great guy! 🙂

Of course we found some more garbage, pretty amazing that it never ends… 


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