is the part of the work and the site that I will enjoy building the
most. Things come together. Here we are putting
things into the car, not taking them out.
site has been recently updated to break up the assembly so that it is
more organized. Here I will detail the engine (and engine
bay) and the transmission assembly. You can see the
suspension on a separate page.
April 2005 Today we mounted the
transmission to the motor. Not a lot of words but a great
feeling. These pictures do not do it justice. It
box being reinstalled.
April 2005 - Some picture updates.
Engine has Landed! Wait for the remainder of the red accents to come
Pedal Box has
been blasted and installed. Blasted Aluminum Looks
forward at transmission. The cross member still needs painting.
I will paint
this flat black.
14 April 2005 - Top end being prepared
This is magnificent. Pictures do it no
justice. It is spectacular.
Carburetor Manifold in place.
High temperature white paint on the exhaust manifold.
Vacuum assist with new master cylinders.
April 2005 - Update
New water pump installed.
Red accents with cadmium plated nuts starting to show.
Reservoirs in place - Front View
New Slave Cylinder and oil pressure sending unit.
Starter (Megnetti Mirelli) is being rebuilt. Will have new solenoid.
View looking forward at transmission. New donut will be installed
when prop shaft gets back from powder coating.
Differential. There is some "schmutz" behind the heat
I will need to get that out.
Updated May 5, 2005
Drive shaft being installed. New donut!
Head on, valve cover off. A thing of
Note the front plugs are for the A/C. I may
leave them in to attach a banner at shows.
I may take them out and replace them. I
don't know yet!
Updated 5 May 2005
Valve cover on - Trial fit of webbers.
I am sorry, but you are going to have to eat your hearts out.
Prop Shaft has landed!
Gas tank back in. No damage this time!
Exhaust goes in
And the tail pipe..... Note the light is in. Everything first
trial fit and then final.
Now the radiator goes in and the distributor and ignition.
New oil filter and new dip stick
Is this not cool???
Fuel pressure regulator on brake thingie.
Coil will have to move since it interferes with the air box.
Air box before...
July 30 2005 - Race for Laguna Seca/Concorso Italiano
and electrical starting to take shape. Ignition relocated to
with air box. New shroud, new fan, new hoses.
modern alternator - why live in the past?
output and with a built in voltage regulator. I apologize in
advance to the purists
this car is being built to drive and I never said "Concourse".
of red accents is starting to look hot.
water reservoir. I will have to tidy up the wires!
Top port of water pump plugged.
is since the manifold is for carbs. Euro pumps did not have
the top port I am told.
there they are..... My Weber 40's.
August 4, 2005 - Race for Laguna Seca/Concorso Italiano
the red between the carbs above? That's the linkage. See below
the fuel supply hose on the left? See below 2.
1 - Linkage, new starter, carb support.
2 - Fuel pressure regulator. This is not standard.
guesses what those relays are about?
could tell you but I would have to kill you!
First picture since sump guard has been put in. Heat shield.
member has been cleaned and painted. Flywheel dust cover in.
prop shaft support in. I will have to clean the "shmutz"
and clean the gearbox. Heat shield on speedometer cable.
want a new grounding strap!
at this. My newly painted sump guard has been scratched.
wonder if that will ever happen again?
yeah - some oil droplets. A booboo we will not mention.
And other side.
Made you look!