A day at the races, Laguna Seca is the perfect setting for a week of Oldtimer races!

During Car week there is a whole week of oldtimer racing @ Laguna Seca raceway… we went over for a day to “smell the atmosphere”….:)

Some impressions….

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Many Porsches!

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917 with history… always gives You a kick…

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Volvo P1800 Jensen… so cool!

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Woeps!

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Ok time to put the speedster in the garage, time to leave home….

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Thanks to our super great hosts! Chef Tom and his wife, the best host lady in the world Shelly…

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Thanks Tom and Shelly for the wonderful week we stayed with you and for all good care, for us and the speedster! We will be back in a couple of weeks for more!

Friday Product Update

Another batch of exciting product news this week, BBT’s FPU is written for you!

Bay window rear view mirrors looks pretty similar like regular late Beetle ones, but are completely different at the base… we decided that bus owners simply have the right on a correct and brand new (especially clean) inside rear view mirror. Replace that sunburned detoriated old scruffy pile of junk with one of our uber cool and exactly as original reproductions!

0567-800 Rear view mirror – Bus 08/68-07/79

This is a super cool kit to mount the steering wheel on top of the steering column of your split window bus. Always missing, bend or completely worn out… this little hardware is a necessity on every bus to make your steering work like it should!

1370-520 Bearing for steering column – Bus -07/67

Get rid of the rattle! This gaskets sits under the gastank where the connection to the fuel hose sits… Very important besides eliminating the rattle is that your gastank don’t rub on to your body, what can give damage to your gastank… and we don’t want gastanks to start leaking, do we?

0492-911 Antirattle fuel tank – Bus 03/55-07/71

In our ever-expanding line of seat covers we just added the brown front seat covers for early bay window in brown basket wave vinyl, exactly like original. This set covers both front seats for a 1/3-2/3 configuration

3165-512 Front seat covers brown 1/3 2/3 – Bus 08/67-07/72 basket weave (vertical seams)

We got a new delivery of our top-notch one piece 4140 Forged Chromoly Crankshafts, ready on our shelves for delivery!

1600 Crankshaft with counterweight 69mm, connecting rod VW

 

We have had too many returns on certain fuel pumps. As quality is our major concerns we went around the table with the engineers from the factory and tinkered out a long-lasting solution. As not many people don’t understand what it takes to get model changes we included the drawings “before and after” for all of you to understand… This is what we do and what keeps us busy…:)

In short the factory changed the inside rods to get more play so they can’t grip anymore… problem solved…:)

We supply now a good quality mechanical fuel pump for the type 4 engine. These pumps are back in stock and we deliver now in a long-lasting quality that really works!

1685-200 Fuel pump standard Type 4 engine

 

Hereunder the drawing of what is really changed… enjoy…:)

We have more fuel pump news this week!

The fuel pump is an important part for a proper functioning fuel supply. Heavy duty and a leaking fuel pump may lead to fire, whereas the fuel pump can get stuck after a long-term stop. BBT is always looking for high-quality solutions to replace damaged fuel pumps. This pump is a high-quality alternative for the existing  cheaper # 1685-06, whereas # 1685-035 is a complement for 34 DinHP 1200cc engines defective fuel pumps build between 1960-1965. The fuel pumps are delivered each and come with 2 gaskets  for the bakelite assembly foot included.  The push rod for this pump is available under ref. BBT # 1684. The bakelite foot is available under BBT ref # 1690.

We also changed this design slightly as before the outlet touched the ignition, now the outlet points upward, what’s actually more easy to put the fuel line to your carburetor.

1685-065 Fuel pump std. TQ, for engine with generator and 108 mm rod

The BBT FPU team wish You all a wonderfull weekend! enjoy…

The Baja Cantina, Concours d’Lemons and a breakfast to remember…

The Baja Cantina is a cool biker and carnut restaurant that has also a special gathering for car week… we signed present…:)

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a mix of all kind a cars and bikes… from a Vespa to McLaren Supercars, we saw it all…

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Next morning we went for breakfast in the Toro Place cafe, highly recommended…

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Concours d’Lemons is about the ugliest and worsted cars You can get… for sure we had fun!

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Carl Schubert took best in class for communist cars… Father Ray on the steering wheel!

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Their IFA is a super weird East German car!

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Well rusted crewcab from Swedish provenance…

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Can it get worse?

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Randy Carlson took class win with the infamous ATE beetle… my ex car…:)

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And the winner is…. worst of show for this over the top kitsch car… well done… the price was a 18 dollar watch (believe me or not)

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Ok time to go to the races! see my next report!