The mounting sorted, i resprayed the engine block and i sent the bits,nuts and bolts of the engine for get them re-galvanized.
New timing belt kit fitted.
Lift it back in the car....
This year's season began for a Kit car....the owner started to use it on the road again,but unfortunately not so long...suddenly he heard a crunching noise and it was hard to put it in gear.He brought it to me again and i started to investigate what is the problem,i thought something went wrong in the gearbox.
I removed the engine & gearbox from the car.
I found something...the engine mounts were broken and the rubber mounts were snapped on the engine and a gearbox as well.They were not the best design for hold the engine in a position,cause the rubber mounts were forced sideway by the weight and the movement of the engine....
I had to make a pair of new mounts....here they are:
Lets paint them black.
Bolted on the engine block...
And bolted on the chassis.
Now the weight of the engine is lying on the rubber mounts and not force them on sideways.
I found another problem as well....the crunching noise it was ,cause the gearbox mount were also snapped and the modified gear selector mechanism touched the prop shaft.It was always a bit hard to find the 1st gear in it and the owner didn't like that.
I checked the movements on the modified gear selector mechanism,and it was a bit bent,and also it has had unnecessary movements.I made it stronger and rigid....after all this done the gearbox working very smooth and smart,so nothing wrong inside in it.(relief for the owner :) )
I had to do lots different kind of jobs on her...like:
fit seals on front and both sides of the hood,fit the door cards,refit side strips,fit badges on the door and on boot lid,fit seals on the doors,check and repair brakes and suspension,repair handbrake mechanism,clean and adjust carburettors,.....
Here are pictures about the jobs :
And resprayed it with under body seal:
The Classic Mechanic
I am Laszlo Izso and I am The Classic Mechanic. We undertake part and full restoration and repairs of modern classics, classic and vintage cars. It is more than a business, it is a vocation as restoring these cars is my passion.