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Discussion in 'Classics' started by dlacey, Nov 26, 2018.
The engine is coming together...
keep the pictures coming bro
The body is in the paint shop, being prepared back to original spec in original colour Polaris (silver).
The running gear has been stripped and is also being repainted/restored (by myself). New bushes, brake lines, shocks.
looks impressive. Dlacey, do you mind sharing details of the painter and mechanic ?
The paint shop is Melvin Lee in Butterworth, the mechanic is yours truly. I am also doing all the refurb & assembly on suspension and electrical system...will take a while...
This is what original turbo rear arches look like without the fibreglass flares...a roughly spot-welded closing panel to allow for much wider rubber.
This is original 1974 Munich Welding by Bavarian Craftsmen....
And here's a modern Garrett in place of the original eberspacher/KKK lump...I have the originals, but it's completely shot through running unbalanced.
The first few para of this article refer to this actual car racing at Batu Tiga in 1975 with Eric Ooi & Pocholo Ramirez:
It's back on its wheels, suspension re-bushed, bearings and seals replaced, everything cleaned & painted. Engine and drivetrain ready to go in with exception of the differential...the LSD is still showing symptoms of that 1975 axle failure...it can be saved but needs some specialist parts..
Mentioned earlier, the race at Batu Tiga in 1975 saw this actual car win qualifying, lead the race but retire with a rear axle fire. I have the differential in pieces and the cause of the fire in 75 is apparent.
Those ugly teeth marks are caused by the pinion touching the limited slip housing.. that means the pinion bearings must have failed and the power of the engine drove the pinion back into the rotating crown wheel assembly.
The LSD itself is quite scored but repairable..
Spare parts on the way from Germany, it will be restored to original performance..
The engine is back in the bay, now converted back to Left Hand Drive (as it originally was produced)...need to make an exhaust...should be ready to start it up in December..
This is what it looked like 12 months back..
Keep it coming bro........keep it coming.....