Donnerstag, 28. Dezember 2017


The Fasty is parking in the garage, awaiting better days. To keep the tyres round, I bought those blocks, they are very light and consist of a special "foam", but are super sturdy:

 The body is covered with the indoor soft cover, which I purchased years ago from Mario @

Samstag, 23. September 2017

small update

The Volksback is still going strong. The adjustment and jetting of the Weber carbs helped a lot, the engine is running cooler and more responsive. The front end is a little too low, especially with 2 passengers in the front seats, so I will re-adjust it a bit.

On my latest trip to the US I bought some more tools at harbor freight for the garage:
A set of picks to remove O-rings, a breaker bar to loosen those real tight screws, a wire stripper and some shrink tubing, as it really cheap and works well.

Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017

New throttle linkage and a job for an expert

Last week my friend Uwe (a big Thank You from here!) helped me machining my new throttle linkage. The former one was made of aluminium and due the angle it was mounted, I could not reach WOT (wide open throttle).
The new one has a slightly different set up and is made of hexagonal steel, so the thermal expansion should be reduced as well.
During the movement the left linkage touched the cylinder shroud, so it was always hard stopped before it did the full throw

vs. new:

The initial angle is different and now it works perfect.The linkages have M5 left hand thread on one end and M5 right hand thread on the other other end + a jam nut on both ends. This makes tuning of the length really easy.
Then I checked the valves once more and made sure all is well...

As I delivered the Volksback today to a well known expert to optimize the Weber carb's jetting and set up:

I hope he will find some more HP in this engine - even though, I can't complain! I always felt it ran a bit lean and I didn't want to risk a blown engine due to overheating issues. The trip to Spa will show how it runs...

Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

The TÜV approval: Another 2 years admission for German roads

I can't believe it myself, but the Volksback is already on the road since almost 6 years!
This week it passed the TÜV inspection again with no advisories - this is how it should be.
Looking forward to more fun with this cool little old piece of automotive history...

Samstag, 3. Juni 2017

Cosmic wheels for sale

I want to sell my set of Cosmic Wheels. 5x130 bolt pattern; 5,5x15 ET45.
incl. 2x 165/65/15 Conti Eco Contact, 7mm thread depth + 2x 185/65/15  Conti Eco Contact 7mm thread depth.All tyres are DOT 2012. The rims are made by Empi, they are in top condition, no scratches or dents.
450€   You can send me a comment or also find my add on Bugnet

Sonntag, 23. April 2017


After more than 2 years of planning, today the Fuchs wheels were mounted!
The before picture:

... and the after picture:

In the rear I changed from 185/65/15 to 205/65/15 which means a more meaty tyre:
A slight bigger diameter and more width.

No tyre rubbing, no issues on full lock, the wheels seem to work perfect...