Friday, August 15, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Last weekend, the fourth Team Unagi Captain, Judd, came over from England and as he in fact is the only one with a thourough mechanical knowledge, we tried to fix the engine problem.
Both idle and acceleration were completely off.
After fixing a mayor 'false air sucking'-problem... everything runs smoother now.
Time will tell if this was our problem... or not. But just to be sure, we're still planning to change the sparkplugs, the leads and the distributor-head.
Next on the menu: cleaning!
Captain Snef, for Team Unagi
Monday, June 16, 2008
Now the engine is running constantly (at 1500rpm that is), the brakes are untouchable and the suspension is a dream... the only things now to do are all the things we haven't done till now...
Some impressions of the things we did last friday:
Yes! Now we have some sound in the back too!
And, let's admit, nicely fitted!
Oh yeah! That's right! We got golden rims!
And just because we like to show off: THE ENGINE
Oh, and have you ever seen a car full of mice-shit?
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
After 24 years, screws tend to be rusted together with the plate they are screwed in, which means that all the necessary-to-be-loosened-to-get-to-the-brakes-screws weren't cooperating. We'll just have to trust on 24 year old mechanics...
Further: hoping to have fixed the hole in our exhaust collector.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Like everything in life: first times are insecure, weird, full of possibilities to hurt yourself, but in the end...great success!!
Everything went off and on, screws were loosened and lost, oil was dripping, hands were ripped open, valuable parts were cleaned, valves were set on 0,15 mm (intake) and 0,20 mm (outtake), engines were turned, cylinders were set under pression... and in the end the engine was turning again.
The testdrive to Antwerp reveiled a mechanical heart, pounding better than ever before... but still calling out for a second run on the tuning bank.
No first time, without a second.
This engine is going to sound like a sewing machine! (well... a loud one).
Monday, April 28, 2008
Certain things have been done, a lot more will have to follow.
A little overview:
Done at this stage:
- 5 new suspension'spheres' were installed
- main filters in the hydraulic system cleaned
- oil changed (well...one hint: open the recepient before letting all the hot oil go...)
- interior lightening works again
- we have a radio
- and two speakers
- we got rid of all the mice-shit (well, most of it anyway)
- base exterior waxing
- 'special' lightening
- extra 'special' lightening
- no Battlecar without 8 horns
Still to do before we get this thing on the road:
- Engine Tuning
- extra speakers
- really thorough interior cleaning!!
- what about a new rooflining?
- exterior finishing...
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
It's a fact!
398 Team Unagi has risen again and is preparing for a new Road Rally.
2008 will be the year of Thor!
We're going to get ourselves nocked up on Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish highways, mountainroads, cityblocks, roundabouts, gravel tracks, hairpins...
This years challenge: www.valhallarun.com
Oh, what car?
Well, what better to take with us to Scandinavia than a good reliable French car?!
Take the words CX, GTI, red, Citroën, leaks, 250.000km, rust, mice, a bunch of loose electrical wires and enormous luxury; put them in a sentence, and you'll have a good idea what we're dealing with...
You may know them as Captain JM and Captain Snef.
More news coming soon...