section - Mechanical - will detail the preparation and other work being
done on the car before assembly. I will differentiate the two
sections by Mechanical preparation being taking things out and restoring
them, and assembly being the putting things together and reinstalling them
into the car. It is somewhat gray for definition purposes
so enjoy both pages.
car arrived at the shop and the first thing that was done was the
suspension was removed.
was required since a new suspension is to be installed. The
usual upgrades - Koni's, performance springs, polyurethane bushings, all
new rubber, etc.
the suspension component were off to the Powder Coaters for powder coating
with the exception of the rear end which will be power cleaned and painted
after new bearings and seals.
off to a restoration house for repair and Powder Coating. The
wheels are Cromodora Turbinas.
engine was rebuilt. New bearings on the bottom
end. Balanced. The head was re-machined with bigger
valves and polished ports. New rings (the pistons and sleeves
were excellent). Loose engine assembly and then the engine
went off for blasting. It looks so cool. Note the
valve cover is wrong - not from a 74. The final valve cover
will be crinkle painted red - of course!
synchros in the transmission were replaced, new bearings and seals, and
the entire box was also blasted
can see the seats
behind the transmission.
of the underside. You can see the repairs on the drivers
side. We are looking forward if you don't know.
back from the front.
machined and new KEVLAR clutch :-)
being stripped after blasting for new components
of suspension parts back from the powder coaters. New polyurethane
bushings throughout. Koni Reds!
off the motor for installing motor and transmission into the engine bay.
has bigger valves. This is THE Hemispherical head.
being prepped for Webbers.
cleaned and being readied for upholstery.
Gas tank removed
and stripped for boiling. It was a bitch to get out and
dented the rear
fender from the neck. SH1t!!!!
tank back from boiling and restore.
Look what came
Testarossa Flat "Boxer" 12
Alfa Romeo Twin Cam Four
are starting to come together.
- MUCH MORE TO FOLLOW!