Tigre Blanco Represents... Don't Miss it!

Sunday Oktober 5th 2014
Tigre Blanco... "TijgersNest"... A show you will never forget!
I'm there! Will you!?

More info / Order your tickets now... HERE

Sedan Sunday

1931 Ford Model A Sedan

Sled Saturday

I recon this awesome sled started out as a 1947 Buick..
What do you think?


Thursday Techspecs - Bleed your brakes

Why & when bleed your brake (line) system...
Most (USA) Classic Car manufacturers recommend using Dot 3
( or later Dot 4 ) brake fluid and refreshing it every 18 to 24 months.

The fluid is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs water from the atmosphere over a period of time, and its boiling point is lowered. Friction caused by heavy braking heats the fluid in the disc calipers or wheel cylinders, and its water content turns into steam.
The brake pedal will feels 'spongy' when you press it, and in severe cases the brakes will fail completely. Also... air leaking into the hydraulic system makes the pedals spongy because, unlike brake fluid, air can be compressed.

If your pedal feels spongy before the fluid is due for replacement, check the system for leaks. Air can be drawn in through leaking seals or faulty brake pipes. You can also have a leaking Caliper that causes failure to the system . If you find a leak, first replace the faulty components and then renew the brake fluid by bleeding the complete hydraulic system.

The fluid is drained from the system by opening bleed nipples, which are small valves, located on each caliper or wheel cylinder
( For exact location see image below )

The air / fluid can be pushed out by pumping the brake pedal.

How to bleed your brake (line) system...
Remove dirt and corrosion from the bleed nipple with a wire brush, take off the dust cap (if there is one) and put a ring spanner of exactly the right size over the nipple.

Leave the spanner in place and attach a length of clear plastic tubing to the nipple. The tubing should be about 2 ft (600 mm) long, and an airtight fit on the nipple.

Place a clean glass container, such as a jam jar, under the nipple, and put the free end of the tube into it. Pour enough fresh brake fluid into the jar to cover the end of the tube.

Fit the correct size of ring spanner over the nipple & attach the bleed tube. Loosen the bleed nipple about half a turn, and leave the spanner in place.Brake fluid should begin to ooze from the nipple and flow down the tube into the jar. Make sure that the end of the tube is below the fluid in the jar.

When the brake fluid is flowing, ask the second person to pump the brake pedal while you watch the fluid run through the clear tubing. If you see bubbles (they may be quite small ), there is air in the system. More than a few pumping strokes may empty the master-cylinder reservoir, so remember to keep checking it and top it up if necessary. Continue pumping (and topping up the master cyllinder) until there are no more bubbles.

Let the second person pump twice more, then keep the pedal depressed.
Close the nipple by tightening it with the spanner. Be sure to retighten the nipple before removing the bleed tube, then remove the tubing and the spanner and move to the next nipple.

When you have bled all the nipples, apply hard foot pressure to the brake pedal. It should no longer feel spongy. If it does, there is still air in the system and you will have to repeat the bleeding process, possibly in a different sequence, until the pedal feels firm.

It should remain equally firm under hard and prolonged pressure, without sinking to the floor. The car should pull up quickly and in a straight line, and the pedal should not feel spongy.

Bleeding Sequence of a Single Circuit Brake Line System
Start at the wheel furthest from the master cylinder,  and end at the nearest one.

Bleeding Sequence of a Dual Circuit Brake Line System

The front and rear brakes of a dual-brake system have separate hydraulic circuits. Because the two circuits are separate, bleeding is two separate operations. Start with the wheel nearest to the master cylinder in each case.

This usual is at the front-wheel brake, which is nearest to the master cylinder ( Most cases the one on the driver's side ).  Bleed the other front wheel and then the rear wheels, ending with the one furthest from the master cylinder.

At the same time the master-cylinder reservoir has to be topped up with new fluid at frequent intervals, because its level drops as the old fluid is drained off. If the reservoir empties, air will get into the system and the whole process will have to be repeated until all air is expelled. Keep it topped up as near as possible to the level mark on the side. 

Take care when opening the bleed nipple. They are often difficult to turn, and fragile enough to fracture if excessive force is used.

The bleeding method for drum brakes, disc brakes and combination systems is the same. Different brake types on the same car may have different nipple sizes, and you must use the correct size of ring spanner for each one.

Bleeding brakes using a tube with a non-return valve involves exactly the same procedure, but you don’t need a second person to help.

Avoid spilling brake fluid on paint-work. It will start damage your paint within a few seconds. Hose it off immediately and wipe the area with a clean rag.

Midweek Movie - Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Seven Psychopaths

Released:  2012
Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy / Crime
Director: Martin McDonagh
Writer: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

1972 Buick Skylark

1941 Packard Clipper

1971 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado 

One of the best movies I've seen lately... go see it yourself!

Awesome Slo Mo Drag Race Footage...

NHRA Best of the Super Slo Mo Auto Clubs Finals

M(ech)anic Monday

Ricky Bobby's Rod Shop... 115 Park Place, Manchester, Tennessee, USA, built this awesome 1928 Ford Hot Rod Sedan in... he says "30 Days”. 1949 Ford Flathead, Chopped, Chanelled, Shortened, Z’d custom built frame, etc... Video by: ScottyDTV on tha Tube

Whole Different Helmet!

Easter Island looking Pontiac Hood Ornament

The Power and the Patina...

Video: The Power and the Patina. Hot rods visit Goodwood
Video about three awesome cars wich I had the previlege to see in real at the Hot Rod Hayride (UK). Starring a 1936 Ford pickup, 1929 Ford Five Window CoupĂ© and last but certainly not least... the 1940 Willys Gasser Coupe “Nasty Habit”... at the Goodwood Circuit.

Sled Saturday

1937 Nash LaFayette

Trashy Thurday

Carter Carb Light

Genesis 1:3 ... "Let there be light".
Used a Carter Carb and a glass bowl I found at a second hand store...

Midweek Movie... Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Released:  2013
Runtime: 141 min
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Director: Justin Chadwick
Writers: William Nicholson, Nelson Mandela
Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster & 1947 Cadillac Series 62 

1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster

1951 Austin A40 devon Based Pickup

1931 Ford Model A Fordor Sedan 

1960 Chevrolet Biscayne

I didit!

Recently my Ididit alu column drop underdash mount broke...
I could have order a new one but I believed if this one broke... the new one could brake also.
To prevent that... I’ve decided to make a steel one myself.
Gave the clamp bolt location a bit more body... strenght.

So... Ididit!

Truck Tuesday

1935 Ford Pick Up ( Chopped & Channeled )

Sled Saturday

1950 Pontiac Catalina