A special thank to my understanding and supporting wife, for giving me the opportunity to spend so much time on this project.
Thank you!
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Classic car race debut.

Today my wife and I started in our first classic car race. "Lillehammerløpet" It was a great experience and a lot of nice cars to study. Of 108 cars, the oldest a 1909 model, it was three 220s and one 220s cabriolet. And some 180 and 190's. The race was about 60 km and there were 4 posts with different topics to solve. My restorationfriend Egil and his wife were passengers. We were all dressed in clothes from the 50's. Really fun!!

The weather was ok from the morning, but unfortunately the rain came just after the start. I felt sorry for all the people in cabriolets.


Silkesvarten before start.

Cars are waiting for the start.
Can we have a look at the inline six? Of course..

Many different cars in this race.

A 180 arriving.
A 219.
This is a 58' from my hometown.

My wife.
The last post. As you can see the weather is not the best for classic car driving. We are now at a historic olympic area. This is were the cross country skiing found place at the olympic games in Lillehammer 1994.
The race is over. We had a fantastic day, and now we just have to wait for the results. I think (hope) we collected a lot of points..

It's amazing to see so many beautiful cars at once. I am willing to accept the fact that other brands than Mercedes Benz also have made nice cars......

I washed the car yesterday, and now it's time to do it again. But that's nice work!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I am still going strong!

I am sorry there have been few updates this summer. I have been to busy driving Silkesvarten, sailing with the boats, painting the house and other things.

A few days ago I passed 1000 driven kilometers. The car is a dream to ride. And especially at small roads. I try to stay away from the highways. And I stay away from rain and wet surfaces... Unfortually we have had a lot of rain this summer. I haven't done very much maintenance, but last week my big brother was visiting, so it was a good opportunity to do some work on the car.

As I wrote earlier, I had some problems shifting to 3.rd gear. An IPOG member from Sweden gave me a tip we wanted to test. After a small adjustment the shift became perfect. And I meen PERFECT! When I installed the engine,I didn't adjust a thing, so I also wanted to do some adjustments. Well, I had done a valve adjustment earlier. And also checked the timing chain tensioner. So we started with the timing point. It was correct. Then the dwell angle. Also correct. (35,7. Should be 36). Now we just had to balance the carburettors. With a good tachometer it was easy to follow the instructions on my dearest webpage. mbzponton.org.

The result was really satisfying. The engine runs smoother than before, and I can run with a lower idle and less need of choke at cold engine.

Yesterday I also gave the car a inside "enginewash" from Würth, and new oil and filter. The oilpressure at idle rised a little. It's about 1,5 at idle, going up to 3 with a small touch on the throttle.

The only problem left is that I have some firing in the exhaust when the car is going down a hill with no throttle. If you have a tip, please leave a comment! In Norway we call it "pottesmell". I don't know the english word. It sounds: pa pam pa pa pam pam pam pa pam.