The status on the Chevelle so far during the winter can be summarized as a mess!!…

Pictures below shows the situation right now…

With less than two weeks until it’s time to leave the shop and go to the first outing for 2019 at Santa Pod Raceway in England I would like to say that everything is a complete mess!…

We haven’t been able to do much at all during the winter due to the delayed paint job on our rig because I calculated on 4-6 weeks at the most with it away so I did not take out all the tools and spares into the shop… Now when we got it back again after around 20 weeks it for sure puts us in a really bad situation to get everything ready on the car (and don’t forget about all the work time we did miss on the trailer also during all of this months….) and on top of that we have the busiest time of the year at our work shops and this year it is more than much and a mess because of different circumstances at work….

Below some stuff that been made at least.

Time to go back to 3-speed again!

Max have got the Lenco’s back together as 3-speeds!

The Brund drive and converter are checked trough and serviced.

The heads have been serviced and got a couple of new valve seat

Me and Sofi have got the motor apart, got a new camshaft in it and some well needed service…

Max got some new tires ready and got a spare set ready to go on when we need them!

Still, the car is in a million pieces…. Well hold your thumbs for us!…

Stay tuned!

Time to do something I been interested in for a long time, going out in Europe for the first time and more specific to England and Santa Pod Raceway for some 1/4 mile racing for the first time since 2011 in the Outlaw class called Pro Doorslammer at the event The Doorslammers 17 to 19 of May! =D

But, just like always…. The season is getting closer way too fast right now…. It’s less than 4 weeks until it’s time for me and Max to hit the road and take the 2000 kilometer (1250 miles) 30 + hours long trip to get there.

Been on the entry list for this event that also is our first outing in 2019 for about 8 weeks now! 🙂 Kind of exited because it’s something different to go out in Europe for the first time and race with my own car!! Also fun to keep the hammer down a bit longer and do the full 1/4 mile!

Rules are the same as in our 1/8 Top Doorslammer class when it comes to the safety and the car, and by that it means that we got no limits when it comes to engine size, blower overdrive type of blower etc. So I can use my screw blower in my doorslammer and I just need to make sure I brought enough to make it fast enough around the other cars that will be there, today it’s 15 cars on the entry list to this weekend and I’m pretty sure it will be more when the race in on for real!

I decided this thing already in September 2018! That was months or even more before they actually decided to have this The Doorslammers event in 2019.

Next goal in this deal is to become the worlds fastest Chevy Big Block powered doorslammer with standard bore space and conventional Chevy heads on the 1/4 mile! From what I know the worlds fastest Chevy Big Block today is a turbo car that made a 5.89@254mph pass in 2017 and that motor got standard bore space but it also got Big Chief heads and that’s kind of cheating if you ask me!? 🙂 I don’t think I will be able to beat the MPH but I must be faster than the 5.89 before going back home again! Well I’m doing this just as a fun experience and we will for sure know after the weekend at Santa Pod who got the worlds fastest (standard) Chevy, right!!?

Above is what we have to beat as far as I know and no one have said anything else!… So if I just get the car to the 1/8 mile with the new rear axle gearing, 3-speed trans, chassis set up, fuel and timing tune up it will be a piece of cake to make this possible and beat the 5.89! But that’s on a paper, let’s see what happens in the reality in about 5 weeks from today!

But first A LOT of trailer work now when we finally got it back from the paint shop after 5 months delay… Been waiting all winter to start stressing around with this, I guess we will have about 10% done of what I planned to do during this winter… Upper floor is pretty much untouched since we bought it in 2015 and I would like to have the beds mounted, some lightning and a heater in place because I know how the weather can be in England… Also it would be nice to get something done on the bottom floor.

Then I need to make sure the truck is good condition to make the long trip!… So during next week the guys at Lastvagnsverkstan in Smedjebacken will put their hands on it to see if we need to get something fixed on it.

The Chevelle also needs to get ready and except for some small preparations that we could do during the winter we have pretty much just started with it!….

And of course at this time of the year we have more to do than ever at the shop, and right now the situation at the shop is a total mess but what a hell… Only solution is to work even harder, rest is something I hopefully can do the day I’m dead!… 😉

And the last thing is that I need to find the founds to make everything possible! Wanna help us out to make it easier for us? Contact me!

Please send a little pray to the God of drag racing to be nice to us and that everything works out just like we want!

See y’all in England! 😀

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We’re back with updates here on the homepage again after some technical issues!…

But after all it does not matter too much because everything have been standing pretty much totally still because a lot of waiting on getting the trailer and truck back from the paint shop that delayed the delivery date 5 months or so….

Only thing we have done is some small preparations on the Chevelle due to all the spares and tools was in the trailer that should been away from the shop only around 4 weeks so I never thought about taking anything out from it…

The whole rig is white just like I wanted and we decided, sad part is that the quality / result after a half year away just makes me angry and disappointed… But that’s pretty common and how every race season always starts, someone is always there to help me fuck it up totally!….

More news soon about the first race this year, we are going to England and Santa Pod Raceway for The Doorslammers race and we are gonna do some 1/4 mile racing for the first time since 2011!

Stay tuned!


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