A special thank to my understanding and supporting wife, for giving me the opportunity to spend so much time on this project.
Thank you!
Comments from other Ponton enthusiasts around the world are welcome. And from other visitors who not yet are Ponton enthusiasts..... Norwegian is not yet a world wide language..... so I do my best in english. Sometimes norwegianenglish.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Head lights

Ready for a ride.....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just a few loose ends left...

Yesterday I made the connections in the steering wheel. Turning signal and horn. I also replaced the blinker relay with a new old style type. And it works perfect. So now all lamps works as they should. Headlights, parking lights, positioning lights, turning signal, brake lights, reverse light, instrument and clock lights and instrument control lights.

The only thing left to connect is the rooflight in front and rear, and the doorswitch. I have to made new cables for this. I hardly remember how this was connected, but I don't think this should be a problem. The car is now turning back to life these days! It is a great deal of fun for me, because when I bought the car nothing worked. This gives me a new energy to continue the restoration!

The Ponton page, http://www.mbzponton.org/ is very helpful in my work.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No pictures today.

I am sorry to tell I have no pictures to publish today. I have done "invisible" stuff. Most of the time was spent investigation why the instrumentpanel was dark. The problem was bad connection inside the panel, but I have made a "Dagfix" on the outside. Now there is light in all the bulbs. I have also started to connect the the horn and turning signal. The horn works seriously well, but I am not sure about the turning signal. I think I need a new relay.

I have also started to clean up and refresh the headlights. The reflector and glass is in good conditon, but the frame around is very rusty. The work will continue during the weekend.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rear lights

Today I have finished the repair and mounting of the rear lights. Over 50 years old lights is not as new... I had to drill out old bolts, and replace them with new. I had two set of lights, and used the best parts.

Behind the housing I sprayed with bodyprotection to avoid rust.

It was a great pleasure too experience everything worked as it should. Rear lights, backing light, positioninglight, licenseplatelight and brake light. Turning signal are not yet connected in the steering wheel.

This is a bad photo, but shows inside the trunk. The licenseplatelights also works as a luggageroom light. Nice....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Back in business!

Today we had this seasons first official meeting in the garage. We are trying to meet once a week this winter too. We had a lot of fun last year, and manage to complete the Mini, and did a lot on the Merc. Today we changed front wheelcylinders and brake shoes. And then bleeded the brakes. We also cleaned and greased up the hub(?).

Hopefully there will be a lot of progress.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Motivation trouble

It's hard to start again after a long break from restoring. And this weekend I had to fix some problems with my everyday car. I think the headgasket is broken. Damn. And that after only 371 000 km.......

2001 Opel Omega 2,2 Elegance (at least it had elegance back in 2001....)

But I have finished the exhaust pipes on the Mercedes. I will take it down and replace the clamps with a good weld. This doesn't look nice. (I have to admit that the rear silencer is a for a Volvo 240. And that is not my favorite car!! But it fits well.) Luckily it doesn't sound like a Volvo. Thank god.

What a mess.....

Charging. I have to let it run tonight. It gives me a great satisfacton!!

For the first time in my life, I have my own garage. Makes things a lot easier.

Added. 7.16 pm.
I started up the engine. Only 5 cylinders fired. I need new sparkplugs.