Another gem and interesting job this last week, was this Lancia Monte Carlo. At some time, someone had replaced the cam belt without setting the timing correctly causing a big end bearing type noise. The ignition timing was also over advanced causing detonation! The owner tells me it is the best it has been now it is running and timed correctly!
Something a little different in the shop at the moment a Triumph TR4 and a tidy car it is
This Lotus Elise came to me with a rattle,I discovered the harmonic balancer bolt had loosened and was no longer located correctly. This allowed it to wobble and eventually the drive lug on the cam belt gear was worn off causing more damage. the debris shown in the video and photos shows the metal filings and dust or fragments from the belt.
This car came to us in 2005 just after it was purchased it was to have the engine rebuilt originally then the bodywork and paint repairs done later but both were done during that year. This engine was badly in need of major repairs, so a complete overhaul was performed. As can be seen in the photos, it had many oil leaks and a valve guide had dropped out of a cylinder head, as well as having very worn main bearings! Once the engine condition was determined and we knew what we were dealing with, the decision was made, to build it to 2.4S specification, but using the existing carburettors. The cosmetic part of the overhaul was kept to a minimum to keep the cost down. The engine needed new pistons and cylinders full head modification to S specification and all the usual reconditioning processes to be followed. We had not seen the car for nearly 10 years as it had been sold and went to live interstate, I was very pleased to see this old acquaintance when it arrived recently! This is always good when clients or cars return after some time away!
This car has recently had a cosmetic back date to a 1973 S body shape. Features: New leather interior, custom electric seats, lightweight carpet, dual R style exhausts, a bare boot area and 7 x 16 front and 9 x 16 rear wheels. In the last visit we did the repairing oil leaks
Something different I am working on at the moment is a Supercharged Toyota MR2. Yes I know it is not from Germany, but it is a project for a friend of a friend. Wayne, my friend, who has one of these that has been very successful over the years and we collectively built his car and the owner of this one wants to duplicate Waynes car. Click here to see the car! This has won many Hillclimb Championships both National and State.
Old Blue 911 now owned by Steve Carson
This is a project we are doing at the moment a 356 S90 engine with 86mm Nickies Cylinders and 9.5:1 pistons with modified heads and LN Engineering Torquer camshaft! I was delivered the engine partially assembled, I am building this from parts!
Here is a restoratios project we are doing along with a custiner. Rohan Mayer owned his fist 911 many years ago swich is when we first came info contact, he was 911 less for many years and contected me almost 18 months ago, regarding a 911 SC he had just purchased and was wanting to restore. Rohan dismantled the car and progressively began bringing me the car in bits.
Since then he has done the majority of the work and running around i have been doing the more detailed work and what ever he has not totally confindent in doing. In time up dates will be posted so keep watch for these!
Rohan Brock 1979 911 SC
This gearbox originally was brought in with a slight wine and on disassembly was found to have a major problem with a broken pinion with some research the owner found a source for this 8/34 crown wheel and pinion at a similar cost to a 7/31 original unit. the 8/34 as can clearly be seen as far stronger and will suit his super torquey 2.7 E engine very well! The broken crown wheel and pinion is now completed and the new 8/34 set is in the car operating well to demonstrate the difference between them and why there were a few issues in the adjustment here is a photo of the 2 pinions, and Crown wheel and pinion sets. The original was a 7/31 ratio and the new is 8/34 making a difference in gearing of about 1%.