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New year, new cars

Posted in Bilar/Cars, Fynd/Finds, Resor/Trips on januari 2, 2015 by 50split

What is better than start the new year with pickin’ another Volkswagen Bus?!

But, first a cup of black coffee.
Cup is from our norwegean friends! Check their page,

This day we will have a 550km trip, just over the day, to pick a bus, that has been sitting in the barn for quite some time.

This day will be a live blog day, so you guys can follow the pick during the day, wile you are sitting behind your work-desk, or just sitting in the sofa at home still thinking about new year! 🙂



Wiking Auto Rennen 2014

Posted in Dagens bild/ Picture of the day, Old Speed, Racing, Resor/Trips, Swittern, Träffar/Meetings on augusti 8, 2014 by 50split

The day was Thursday, 31/7 2014. This is a day to put in the history-books. The day when the first Swedish made oldspeed rally were held. The start was in Rättvik, with 5 SS, and lunch-brake in Ljusdal about 160 KM north – east of Rättvik. The rally was about finding your own ideal time. Set from Rättvik to Ljusdal.  First SS was in Dalhalla aprox 10 km from the start. It was a little trickey to go there, due to the fact that the maps said one thing, and the signs said another…. anyhow…. At SS1 our friends J-son and Leif sat and wrote the arrival-time on our paper.

Off towards the woods of Edsbyn, were our oldspeed friend with the nice Judson equipped Oval were sitting, waiting in the woods at SS2. The SS2 was a gravel road ca 30km long, with opportunity to run fast and for a long time on soft gravel. then on to asphalt and into bigger gravel roads towards Ljusdal. The SS3, were first a Lunch-brake, were wife Helsing made a classic Swedish dish. Pytt  i panna, made  from local meet and vegetables, and really yummy!! Then after lunch and coffee we run a sprint, two laps on the horce-track of Ljusdal. This was a really popular and appreciated rally-sprint. Then we all cruised through Ljusdal and out to the starting-point for the way home. We skipped the SS4, due to lack of time, and the SS5 were skipped due to safety reasons. The plans were that we would race another horse track, true the woods, at small roads, but, we intruded to much on the horse-roads, and we do not want to crash into a horse in 80km/h!

There are a big village cruise in Rättvik, the Thursday and due to they had been (during the same day) moving the cruise one hour before, and, therefore  we could not have the goal as planed, so, the place of the start of SS5 then became the goal.

Some things we could not do any thing about, but, all were happy with tha day, and the one thing all talked about was the sprint.

The winner of the sprint was Fez, with a lend car, a souer und sohn tuned (new oldspeed) zwitter, that has been in some hillraces back in the 60´s.  The over all winner was Bengt Holmen, that run with least time during the day´s racing.


Big up to all coming, both they who helped arrange and the ones that were rallying all day. Thank you all!!


Now, some pictures.



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Rättviksveckan 2014 part 2

Posted in Dagens bild/ Picture of the day, Old Speed, Resor/Trips, Swittern, Träffar/Meetings on augusti 7, 2014 by 50split

Now, in Part two, the hillrace on Monday is history, only the ”dalahorse” is the memory  of the race (for me) Tuesday was the swedish fika day. We headed to a museum, and flee-marked. He knows us since many years, I bought some small, and some big things during the year. This year he found some nice vw stuff, and they have a nice place to visit, with much old gasoline stuff and much more old different stuff.

Sadly I did not bring the camera, so no pictures from this place.

It´s the day of the drive in wedding this day at classic car week, this year our friends Nobbe and Carola were getting married. It´s the first time I´ve  been to a drive in wedding. They asked me if I could be their photograph. Ofcourse I´de love to do that.
So, this day was theirs day.


Wednesday we was over to Gösta Rustas, to see his cars, and get some gravel practice. for our friends from Oldtimer Oldspeed Club. (

We got nice weather and nice roads for practice. Rustas has a nice collection of cars and ”toys” and it´s nice to see this private collection!

Thank you Gösta for letting us in! 🙂

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Rättviksveckan 2014 part 1

Posted in Old Speed, Racing, Resor/Trips, Swittern, tävlingar, Träffar/Meetings on augusti 5, 2014 by 50split

Now it´s time for the first update from Classic Car Week (V31).
This will be pictures from preparing of the Wiking Auto Rennen, and the Hill-race  in Rättvik.

I decided that Patrik, who turned 50 this year, would run my OT 60 to the Wiking Auto Rennen.

I went down to Patrik friday night, then we changed the oil in both cars, and checked the carb on the OT 60. The saturday we left Örnsköldsvik and heading ti Ljusdal, and Helsing. the weather was warm, 32-33 degrees in the day!!! Not god for the drivers, and not god for the cars. The condenser stopped work at E4 so we needed an extra stop to fix that. In sundsvall my fan-belt exploded, but a quick swap and we was on the road again. The evening at helsing we had a good dinner, and I got some beer, then we headed to check the track and print some maps.

Sunday morning we went to print some more maps and then we went (with our new maps) on the roads we newer driven before in our nice swedish nature. Many many kilometers of only gravel roads, small asphalt roads in between.

When we got to Rättvik we met up with Paul and Fez. It was time for the ”MoT” before the hillclimb.  Rättvik was out of power, so we went to Mora for a late dinner.

On the monday we went to the hill race, and a day of hill gravel racing.

Lots of fun, and lots of nice rally cars to check out!

Fez and Paul straggled with the gravel, due to in the UK they are not having any gravel roads. I have run gravel-roads since ever, so I was not afraid to skid each corner. It was a big fun, and I liked to run the hill. When the final car was done it showed I had only 0.12 seconds between my 2 runs, and I got the third place in the car class. That was not expected, due to I have never been on a hill-race before.



Now, the pictures!

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My new barndoor – tractor

Posted in Allmänt/ General, Barndoor 1951, Dagens bild/ Picture of the day, Fynd/Finds, skrot/junk on juni 2, 2014 by 50split

The latest toy in my collection is this barndoor chassis from ca 1951. This showed up at swedish forum, Boxerville. It was put up by a ”new guy” and did not say much, he´d find it in a barn ”as is” and sold it ”as is” to best offer. My ”Alice”  barndoor misses all what would be chassis, and this would be grate as donor to Alice. This one is build as a ”epatraktor” = tractor made by cars or trucks back in the days, around the second world war, and the time after that. The epa is a shorted car, often w-o cabin area.   I don´t think this was done as a epatraktor, due to the linkage to the shifter was not ready to use, and the ”shifterpipe” was broke. So, I needed to swap that part in the gearbox nose, and put in a engine. The electrical system was og BD, so I needed to change that to a new, safe wires. The gasoline tank was just an old 5 liter can, and, old and rusty, so for safety I swaped that too. Then it was time for a test drive. Me and my father towed it, and, yes, it started!! Nice times! This weekend is a ”show n shine” for old things, like mopeds, cars, and tractors, so I will bring it to that show.


Now some pictures:

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That´s all for now! Stay tuned, for more crazy things!




Posted in Bilar/Cars, Dagens bild/ Picture of the day, skrot/junk on maj 10, 2014 by 50split

Senaste helgerna har jag å Rebecka ägnat oss åt vårstädning i garaget.

Pickisen ska städas ur, å flytta söderut, å allt på/i/under/bakom/framför var ju tvunget att flyttas…. Så, bilar har rullats ut, flyttats undan, saker har burits, knuffats, flyttats runt i garaget å ut på gården.

Men, mera golvyta kom fram, vilket ju är positivt!!

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Reservdelspickupen hämtades utan kostnad för bra många år sen, men nu kommer den äntligen till pass!!

Prima liv helt enkelt. 🙂



old racer

Posted in Bilar/Cars, Dagens bild/ Picture of the day, Old Speed, Racing on maj 7, 2014 by 50split

This things I found at an auction years and years ago!

But, I liiked just like the racers in the 50´s, don´t you think!! 😉

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