The carbs are back on the manifold.....the radiator+ all the hoses need to be fitted,exhaust system need to be fitted,cause i'd like to hear the engine running...
eBefore the exhaust system goes back, i have to do some modification on it,cause it was blowing at the joints,and it was touching the body in couple of places.
First of all i had to modify the joint to the manifold....i welded a new style flange on it and welded a flexi bit on the elbow,this will prevent the cracks or breaks on the pipe when the engine running and "shaking".
The exhaust system fitted:
The coolant system filled up with antifreeze,no leaks anywhere,(that's how it should be :) ) new oil in the engine and gearbox,petrol in the carbs...ready for first start...
Fired up,running a bit rough,but sounds good... :)
Carbs and ignition need adjusting,but no sign of any fluid leaks,exhaust isn't blowing...all good.
Toyota MR2 16V turbo arrived with suggested bent valve or big end bearing problem.She was knocking,but sounded to me not a typical big end problem.The customer decided he want to have her done as a showcar,so he want me to rebuild the engine,but paint all the parts,re-zinc all nuts and bolts and build them up.
Start with removing the engine and the box...
I have a lot to do...continue soon....
I made a workbench which is high enough for me to work on it with "straight spine" :) :)
I wanted two big draws and i had drawers from office furniture,which is i thought will be good for it...
I made a support for cans and bits, so they will not fall when i move the bench around... :) :)
A Ford Consul MK1 arrived to the workshop from a customer.The vehicle is in a really good condition for her age,but she spent a long time in a dealership room from her life ,which is helped to keep herself in a good state.
She came for find out why she is running rough,and she is using some water (coolant) as well.
Suggested the head gasket fault,so after the compression test was done, i removed the cyl head.
The engine done,but the gearbox need to be checked and repaired cause the overdrive did not work before.The inside of it cleaned from the old oil and any dirt been stuck there.I repaired the wiring for the solenoid and the switches.
New clutch disc fitted,ready to go back to the engine bay.
Back where they meant to be....
The twin carbs needed a good clean inside and out.
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.