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We are the Trashers, a Dutch Car Club. We build, modify, kustomize and drive all kinds of old vintage US cars. So what's the deal ? Well...since the 1920's speed addicts try to push their vehicles to the limits on salt flats and dry lake beds like El Mirage and Bonneville, USA. And that's exactly where we want to go too!
But...instead of using a high-dollar, computer-controlled car we like to break a land speed record like they did in the fifties, using a vintage flathead engine for power and the best possible body to put this in; an all aluminum fighter airplane droptank... Yes you heard it right ! We're planning to go to the salt lakes with our bellytank racer!!!
And that's where you as a reader come in. We sure could do with some funds!
So, if you like speed, vintage cars and share the same enthousiasm in breaking a speed record as we do...
Join in and make a donation to our bank number on the right. Or buy yourself a "Trash-Can" t-shirt or some cool stickers. We'll keep you informed about the progress of 'your' project!
Thanks for making our dream come true!!
Trashers Car Club

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Donated: a 9" diff !

And thanks to Mark Spooner from the UK (aka 296moon) we are also the greasy owners of a diff for that 9" Ford rear axle ! It's origins are not the sexiest, chekc out the little trucky-thingy under which it came out of !

Seems to be in good nick, and it has 2.78 gears, so suitable for our high speed aspirations !

Thanx Mark !

Rear end donated !

Thanks to Jerome Volkering we now have a 9" Ford rear axle case; ugly but a goodie !

Greasy stuff !

Last week we opened the bottom end of our engine, and we were happy to find that oil was everywhere, and so far so good: no cracks found !

Final disassembly will be done asap, so we can drop the bare block and crank in the diptank for a couple of days to start with a squeaky clean base. The engine will be gone thru completely, so block and crank are probably the only parts we'll use, and then heavily modified: billet steel main caps, perhaps a sturdy girdle, so we can rev her up to 4800-5000 rpm.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bellytank set up at speedfest 2008

ran in to this pic of the bellytank set up at last year's Speedfest 2008
Can you imagine...
It's already happening!

Cheers Skip'

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New motor ! well, 1932 new that is...

We picked the motor yesterday, heavy as hell ! But strong lads as we are, we pulled it out with our bare hands, dropped it on a skateboard, and wheeled it into our shop !

Here she is, in all her Greasy Glory !

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Scary face, and he isn't driving yet !

Our designated driver Sascha holds the new steeringwheel, and is already scared sh1tless by just the thought of driving our tank on the Salt !