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Joost Van Dien
@MarcosDiaries

25 years old engineer and car maniac! Looking for a job in the automotive world and use my skills to build automotive art with passion.
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Joost Van Dien53 days ago

I put a programmable ecu on a car at home but it won't fire up at all. Map was supplied by the ecu designer. Engine is around standard so should be good. Well more time then! #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien54 days ago

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

It's like "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego"

Joost Van Dien58 days ago

My dad and I picked up a new addition in the UK a few weeks back. Does any of you guys got an idea what make and model this is? Around 104 were made and this is a single owner, unrestored example. Small hint, it is British (offcourse)! #carcustodian

[]Gregory Garoppolo

This car reminds me a bit of a Jensen to me, but way too small, and the wheels look like a British Leyland item to me... That hood makes me think Rover for some reason and that just seems wrong to me. This car looks more sporty that a gentleman's club on wheels. In other words, I'm at a loss. lol

Joost Van Dien59 days ago

Yesterday I sanded the epoxy back to get rid of imperfections. The wet on wet painting works within 24 hours so only the area's with imperfections I sanded back with the machine and grit 500. Degreased with water based degreaser and m600. Top coat time! All well and I am happy with the end result. The next step is to spray the enginebay and the outside in epoxy and then sprayfiller. To be continued. And that was the bottom

Joost Van Dien59 days ago

The next day the masking had to be done again but now so that the whole underside could be done. Next the colour coded epoxy primer could go on. This took way longer than I thought as the coverage was very bad. More layers where required. The first layers where dramatic. The coverage was far less than I expected.. After 7 layers the primer was on! #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien59 days ago

Finally got the marcos in the spray booth! Masked it all off so the structure coat could go on at all wheel wells. #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien66 days ago

It seems a trend. Standard replacement parts which are so bad that if can wreck you car. Engine parts, electrical stuff or mechanical stuff in general, it seems a trend. So bad that I was scared to order an replacement oil pump for my coming engine build. Hence the reason I bought an oil pump that has been build to a high spec. The pump is a standard pump which has been dismanteled and the bad quality parts taken

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[]Randy Gross

Peace of mind. We as car nuts just want to ensure we are putting the best parts in our cars we can and the peace of mind that someone's bad day at work in the car part factory isn't going to wreck our handcrafted machines. Especially if it is something that is in a hard to reach spot, the kind of job you really only want to do once.

[]Joost Van Dien

Do it good or don’t do it. I see people trying to build fast engines but they don’t want to invest in the proper products. They take a big cam, overbore, other springs etc but leave the bolts stock, don’t get the crank ground and put new bearings in. Measure the tollerances and shim stuff out. Then they are stranged that the whole engine said pop. Go figure!

[]Randy Gross

Yep. I am "do it right the first time" kind of guy. It actually costs more in the long run going the cheap route.

[]Joost Van Dien

But cheap buy twice.. been there done that!

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Joost Van Dien68 days ago

Finally finished paint prepping the underside of my mk1 project! Soon and it will go to the paintshop. The underside of a car is as important as the top. Don't call a car restored unless you addressed the underside! #Carcustodian

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[]Randy Gross

That is so clean, I am jealous!

[]Joost Van Dien

Wait till I upload the pictures after the spraying ;)! Few coats of epoxy and if I am not happy I sand it back down. Otherwise wet in wet topcoat!

Joost Van Dien68 days ago

Got round putting my heater togheter. All fresh powder coated and crackle painted. Correct stickers back on them. #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien75 days ago

My all time favourite car is for sale. Who has a million or 2 for me? What a stunning car. Really love on wheels! #carcustodian

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[]Gregory Garoppolo

I recognize it as a Maserati but I can't place the model, but it's a gorgeous car! Spending that kind of cash on a car would make me afraid to drive it, which I wouldn't like. I could get over the money problem I think, but risking a rare piece of art would be more challenging hurdle to over come.

[]Joost Van Dien

If you can afford it, would you really be scared? Everything is reparable with large amounts of cash.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

That's true, accept when it comes to my soul, haha! I would seriously feel terrible but I also would feel obligated to share my good fortune. Being rich sounds stressful. lol

[]Robert Sixto

I feel like if I had a million to blow on cars, I'd end up with an enormous $500k garage and about $500k worth of project cars lol

[]Joost Van Dien

Hahah I know the feeling! I would first get a veeeeery big playground full of tools. And go on a course to learn the english wheel.

[]Robert Sixto

Man, I'd love to dabble in body/fabrication in general, always been interested but never had the time and tools.

Joost Van Dien75 days ago

My all time favourite car is for sale. Who has a million or 2 for me? What a stunning car. Really love on wheels! #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien75 days ago

Up and running, MOT'd and insured ready to drive! #carcustodian

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[]Cody Peterson

Ain't seen one like that since high school👍

[]Joost Van Dien

They are getting scares!

[]Ernie Szots

Awesome!

Joost Van Dien78 days ago

Lovely weather and some proper racing going on! Helping some friends out in single seaters. #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien80 days ago

Had the paint and primers mixed up today. What a nice proces. Mixing colours and a binder and wham yiu have a paint! Had a door left with some unsanded piece. Polished it up ready to get it scanned! All primers, filler primers and topcoat 👌. #carcustodian

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[]Gregory Garoppolo

I'm glad you didn't forget the watermelon, who knows how this project might turn out without that!

[]Joost Van Dien

It would be an unhealthy project!

Joost Van Dien80 days ago

Had the paint and primers mixed up today. What a nice proces. Mixing colours and a binder and wham yiu have a paint! Had a door left with some unsanded piece. Polished it up ready to get it scanned! All primers, filler primers and topcoat 👌. #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien81 days ago

Coming weekend is British historic racing weekend at Zandvoort. I couldn’t resist but ordering some track time in between the official races. Love the idea of doing some hot laps again after a year. Will bring the yellow marcos to give it a run for it’s money. #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien81 days ago

Coming weekend is British historic racing weekend at Zandvoort. I couldn’t resist but ordering some track time in between the official races. Love the idea of doing some hot laps again after a year. Will bring the yellow marcos to give it a run for it’s money. #carcustodian

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[]Robert Sixto

What I wouldn't give to just tour the world to drive on different race tracks! That one looks lovely!

[]Joost Van Dien

Same here. Would make it my life goal to drive all tracks... well I keep dreaming!

[]Craig Crall

Wow, that's a beautiful course. Is that a file photo, or did you take that?

[]Joost Van Dien

Didn't take the pic myself. Never flown over it actually. Brilliant circuit with a very nice history.

[]Craig Crall

I see, the scenery around the course is quite nice.

[]Joost Van Dien

Beautiful area! A shame the f1 is stopped there many moons ago :(.

[]Tom Armstrong

Awesome dude

[]Joost Van Dien

Thanks! Will upload a pic of the car there. Going for dinner friday night wit guys who are really driving the heck out of there cars for points!

[]350Z 247

Have fun dude!

Joost Van Dien81 days ago

A good friend of mine who I know for more than 20 years asked me can you spray my engine. Sure what engine? Catapillar 12L straight 4... umphf ok, no problem! It has 100 hp 😂, but the torque is eye wattering. Were not sure how much but a few thousand Nm is the region! Amazing bit of kit. First rebuild is at 45.000 hours! #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien82 days ago

I am more like a magpie when I comes to titanium. It's the lightness and the blue colour it gets ones heated. Just ordered a new exhaust for one of the cars as it was unavailable for years! Opinions? #carcustodian

[]Sebastian Nounou

Always a fan of adding lightness.

Joost Van Dien84 days ago

Picked it up today in the UK. Anyone knows what it i? First owner from new, original good condition. I will give a hint, around 104 are said to have been made. Good luck 😁 #carcustodian

[]Yves Vds

I have no clue, but it looks very cool. What is it?

Joost Van Dien85 days ago

This must be the most oversized overly angled wing I've ever seen on a car.. #Carcustodian

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

The weight of that thing is probably higher than the downforce that it generates on that car

[]Joost Van Dien

Haha he probably opted for taxi springs so it is not hanging on the ground!

[]Wilson Oberholzer

Or maybe it's a global time attack car and that thing has some serious mods on it, lol

[]Joost Van Dien

You mean: round 2500 hp and grip problems? The car really looks like a shed btw. The guy can't be serious but you can never know!

[]Wilson Oberholzer

Some people go to great lengths to build odd things but my guess is this is purely an "aesthetic" mod.

[]Timothy Markworth

fantastic

[]Ernie Szots

Oh my lanta.

Joost Van Dien85 days ago

I don't have words for it now, smashing the old record by just under a minute! The Porsche 962C had it for a long time at 6:11. The new 5:19 minutes is insane. Some footage: https://youtu.be/PQmSUHhP3ug #carcustodian

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[]Craig Crall

Yeah, the 919 will most likely set the standard for Lemans next year. The speeds are really getting dangerous, so I think that 2019 will bring in a flurry of rules to slow things down.

[]Craig Moody

Which is precisely why we need a new field of speed venture... F Zero!

Joost Van Dien86 days ago

#carcustodian

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[]Sebastian Nounou

Hahahahahahaha

[]Tom Armstrong

Savage

Joost Van Dien87 days ago

It suprised me how many steering wheel pcd’s there are. Normal for me is 6 x 70mm which like 80% of the aftermarket brands use. Then you have Fittipaldi, nardi and raid hp which use 6 x 74mm.. ow and with a 30 degree rotation -.-. Well I had to sort something a conversion spacer for the new carbon steering wheel. Amazing at 200 grams. #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien88 days ago

Someone near me asked me to spray a local van. I didn’t have time for it but it needed doing. Wellt that turned out to be something! Then came the fire red paint. Followed by a few coats of clearcoat. 2 evenings work later and the van was finished. Well that is another done :p! #carcustodian

Joost Van Dien92 days ago

A good clean inside out. It needed after a lot of driving. What are your weekend plans? #carcustodian

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Dealing with the lovely Volvo 850 PCV system, finish installing control arms on my B4 Audi Cabriolet, and paint the T-5R's front bumper, prior to installing it onto the car for the first time since I've owned the car. After that, I need to run the Cabriolet though emissions, and go to the DMV and renew/register a total of 3 cars, yay. I need all of this done by Thursday when my family gets in, fingers crossed.

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