The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tmfcracing, Aug 29, 2011.
Nice! Congrats on the first drive -- looks great!
Man I love that feeling when something you built from the ground up makes the first lurch of movement on it's own power. There is a very small percentage of people in the world that have achieved this.
Keep it up that car is bitchin!
way cool good job, I love to see the maiden voyage of built cars. thanks for sharing.
Congrats on the first drive Martin. Great job!
Been following your build since the beginning. What talent you have and what an awesome coupe!!
Wow ! looks good Martin. Nice to see under it's own power.....even a quick burnout for the camera , Great Job!
Congrats on the good first run, is it ready for the road or is it the regstraition blues for you?
Stunning car Martin, Ive enjoyed watching it evolve.....enjoy it mate.
Thanks Guys, Feels like Im 20 again after the test drive =)
Spendt yesterday bleeding the brakes and also bleeding the cooling system to.
When we had the first drive the brakes sucked big time and the cooling water boiled.
Took it out again and the brakes were stunning, felt like a brand new car =) and the cooling issue was gone to.
Next step will be getting it ready for the tech inspect and get it street legal with a ok registration.
After that some more longer test driving and then it goes to the paint shop .
Now it sounds even better
Congrats! The stance and sound is incredible!
Great film, like the "hope the brakes work" comment by the cameraman...
Im movin to Sweden
What size is the collector and exhaust? It sounds good!
Been out for a while good to see your car rolling looks bad ass !
Man, you made a beauty out of a beast.
Sounds fantastic Martin,what a beautiful 32 you've built. What mufflers did you use and what size ?
Just seen the size mufflers and pipe Martin, Speedway mufflers and 2.5in pipe for the exhausts.
Excellent detail & workmanship = one OUTSTANDING '32 coupe!
Martin, life must be easy with all that talent.
Glad you guys like it , working hard getting it done for the inspection. I even have to mount fenders on the car
After the inspect they will be removed.
My friend Ulf shot this pic during monday evening. Some guys paying a visit with there rods while I working outside the shop adjusting the rearend between the test drive's .
Borrowed another set of wheels until I get my own back from the cnc guy.
16-5.5 and 17-7.5 Exelsior.
Me adjusting the plastic rearfender with the grinder to clear the tall tire.
To get a licens plate and a title in Sweden the car needs to pass 3 inspections.
1st is a chassis check, 2'nd is a test drive by guy from the car builders organisation and the final one is a registration check.
Last one is set to be made on monday, hope it works without problems.
The car is now ready for the final inspect. Checked the weight today.
With 260 hp the car has to weight at least 2690 pounds to pass.
I am extremly proud of my friend Jonnie Lindberg , he became a World Record Holder this last weekend with the fastest top speed ever in his Top Alcohol Funny Car.
He brought the scale today and he couldn't resist a testdrive in the coupe
wow, it's almost there!
Keep jumping through those hoops.
Just out of interest, what was the weight?
It was 2577 so I need another 113 pound. A full gastank and some weights in the trunk will do it
Fly me over- I'll ride shotgun. 278 pounds....
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