Category: Dates


for Puch 500 and Haflinger


21. – 24.04.2022 Stuttgart Retro Classics

13. – 15.05.2022 Avelengo, 4. International Haflinger Meeting

02. – 03.06.2022 Gernsbach Schlossberg Historic

Südpfalz Classic or Almond Blossoms Exit

Weekend on the Kaltes Feld

24. – 26.06.2022 Meeting of the Circle of Friends in the Vulkaneifel

23.09. – 25.09.2022 Berchtesgaden Rossfeldrennen

Oktober Haltingen Markgräfler Hock

19.11.2022 Year-end meeting in Weibersbrunn – Brunnenhof

Last update 21.01.2022 – Without guarantee


March Almond blossom trip to the Palatinate Date Sat. 27.03.

September Neuffen Historic racing atmosphere ?

9 October Haltingen Markgräfler Hock

20 November Year-end meeting in Weibersbrunn – Brunnenhof



05. – 07.06.2020 Annual Meeting North Eifel Nature Park for Puch 500 and Haflinger

CANCELLED 20. – 21.06.2020 Gernsbach Schlossberg Historic

CANCELLED Project event in the Eifel

CANCELLED September Neuffen Historic racing atmosphere

CANCELLED Project event in the Vosges (F)

11. – 13.09.2020 Autumn meeting Southern Black Forest/Border triangle in Weil am Rhein/ Haltingen

CANCELLED 14.11.2020 Year-end meeting in Weibersbrunn – Brunnenhof


HAPPY BIRTHDAY : 60 years of Haflinger

The meetings


02. – 05. 05.2019 Haflingerfreunde Hohenau an der Raab, here is the report

30.08. – 01.09.2019 Puch Haflinger Freunde Tiroler Oberland in St.Anton/Arlberg, here is a nice report

05. – 06.10.2019 Graz Puch-Museum/Magna with supporting programme, contribution Krusche/Rudolf 

18. – 20. 10 2019 Classic-Expo Salzburg


30.05. – 02.06.2019 Rassemblement Steyr Puch in Lozère-Grandrieu, here is the slightly different report


23.06.2019 6. Haflinger meeting at the lüscher company in Schäftland



16.02.2019 Screwdriver afternoon at Michael in Weissach
23.02.2019 Screwdriver afternoon at Günter in Haltingen


07.03.2019 Retro Classics Stuttgart, ADAC Club Talk

30.03.2019 Almond blossom trip to the Palatinate, here is the report


13.04.2019 Season opening with regulars’ table at the Hörnle in Brackenheim


25.05.2019 Parts market at the Liedl family in Graßlfing


29.06. – 30.06.2019 Gernsbach Schlossberg Historic


12.07. – 14.07.2019 Annual Meeting Iserlohn


23.08. – 25.08.2019 CANCELLED Sauerland Mountain Prize


01.09.2019 Neuffen Historic racing atmosphere

07.09.2019 Haltingen Hock at Günter for the VFV Deutschlandfahrt /Jubilee 60 years VFV

22.09.2019 Würgau (Bamberg) Berg Classic


16.11.2019 Annual Closing Meeting in Weibersbrunn – Brunnenhof

Workshop – Engine Crankshaft

Can still be saved with lasers?

Where there is air, there is life – sometimes a life of its own. This time the crankshaft. Does the welding machine help?

This article is about an engine like the one we find in the Puch 500 and Haflinger.

During the test drive, after starting the vehicle, the engine speed changed when the clutch pedal was pressed. This led to the suspicion of excessive axial backlash of the crankshaft, as this drives the ignition distributor and the associated ignition adjustment influences the engine speed.

The test by simply moving the pulley back and forth brought the certainty. Under certain circumstances, the V-belts have to be relaxed. A dial gauge confirmed the result with 0.8 mm. In the workshop manual we find 0.17- 0.29 mm, wear limit 0.6 mm.

A disassembly of the engine showed a still decent overall picture, but clear axial inlet marks on the crankshaft, also the crankshaft bearing to the flywheel has lost width.

The cause was probably an impetuous clutch foot.

A classic vehicle clutch must be operated as digitally as possible (almost) digitally, left the clutch pedal after changing gears and also carried out the engine start WITHOUT a clutch being pressed. These measures prolong engine life.

At some point, the simple adjustment option of the axial backlash of the crankshaft to target size via copper disc is over. This is now the case with about 70% of all engine revisions.

Major repair – weld on crankshaft

Today, with the help of laser technology, it is possible to repair run-in crankshafts. The applied material hardness can be selected. The running layer now has a hardness of approx. 60 HRC. Depending on the effort, we are talking about costs of 100-200 euros. After that, the surface must be sanded.

More information about laser application welding can also be found in this film.

…. for grinding it is now, will be resumed shortly

Small repair – add flywheel

If the crankshaft is still dimensionally stable, but still no axial backlash can be adjusted with suitable copper discs, the machining of the flywheel helps as a small solution.
With the milling machine, 0.1 – 0.2 mm can be removed very precisely. Mill because here the basic alignment to avoid impact is much easier in contrast to the lathe. Important here are two points:

  1. The retention of the pass contour to the crankshaft, this radius must not be changed.
  2. In order for the crankshaft to be able to rest really flat, the already existing hind stitch must be added to the lathe. In the area that the cutter has not reached.

Workshop – Air

The throttle valve wave

Where there is air is life – sometimes also a life of its own.

This article is about the original carburetor types of the Puch engines, especially Pallas Zenith 32NDIX and Weber 32ICS. There is excellent literature on this, without which a carburetor overhaul should not be carried out!

Where to buy
Autoquariat, Puch Club Salzburg, Prokschi

The oldi runs strangely, sometimes the engine goes out, sometimes it turns too high. The ignition is fine, the centrifugal force adjustment in the distributor is smooth and resets? What can it be?

Too much air? Wrong air?
They are getting old, the carburettors. They used to do what they should. Cleaning them, assembling a new sealing kit is only half the work. A cleaned carburetor looks good, but an often neglected error lies in the throttle area.

A beaten throttle valve shaft can be easily tested with sensitivity. Is the wave wobbling up and down in its leadership? This is the case for many of the Puch carburetors today. Gasoline leaks and air enters through the wave game. At a point where it shouldn’t be.

There are now new shafts, some with slightly larger diameters and good quality bearing bushings and sealing rings. This can be used to correct the problem described. The testing and overhaul of other components in this context, is not here content of this article.

With the help of precise tools and machines, the holes are revised and restored to target state. In the case of the 32NDIX, it is immediately upgraded to the last stage with X-sealing ring.

The motor thanks it with better conrun, with defined mixture formation and precise adjustment capability. As in the past…

The car must be in the fresh air

Ideas are good. Even better to put them into practice. Sometimes it takes a wedding party. And a Puch 500. But now in turn.

The title itself is not quite correct, but it is understood. Often enough, there are standing-up vehicles that best turn into vehicles through species-appropriate movement. With the help of special ideas and supporters from our circle of friends, a project has developed for this purpose, this story is to report on this. The last entries are always up here, behind this line. Continuing…

Jan 2020

Large parts sea
rchAcross the shelves and boxes runs the search track. There was….. Piece by piece, it is pulled out, tried out, compared. Some things disappear right away. "Much too new, far too modern", is only good for tinkering. Handbrake, speedometer? Doesn't need a racing car, so far only weight has been. Bumpers? The original round, are still somewhere. Just don't throw anything away.

Racing ba
gsWhether that works?

Every historical vehicle has one. Dealing with it is exciting and often makes you want more. What was the state of extradition? Who was the first owner? What is all of it today? Everything is evolving, not always in the right direction. Depending on who is looking at it. Colour, rims, tyres, the use of modern materials are keywords here that will continue to be discussed here in the future.

The wedding partyS
ome are closely connected with their Pucherl, give him names, celebrate wedding days and gladly share their joy. This is how a first spark for our project came about years ago. Surely it will get a name later, let's call it "Art-friendly outlet" at the moment.

3 New

With us there is something going on – soon the doors will open




Not seen for a long time, finally the wheels turn again. Some of the vehicles had disappeared from the scene for more than 30 years. Put away for time reasons, but never forgotten. After extensive restorations, they return to the street or into offroad.

We are pleased with the proud owners to finally be able to experience them again in 2020.