Sunday, 26 October 2008

Mostra Scambio Auto e Moto d'Epoca - Padova (part 1 - Porsche 356)

I just got back home from the annual oldtimer swap meet in Padova.
It was stuffed by desirable cars and bikes, and I was impressed by the number of Porsches in there, more than one hundred! And most of those cars were for sale! Just to get an idea, here are some shots taken to the 356s I could meet up there: original, replica, A, B, C, Speedster, Cabrio, Carrera, etc etc Porsches for every taste!
Also the VW family was well represented. In the next post you'll find pics of the 911s, VWs and accessories for sale.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Engine bay revamp and new clutch

Because of tired clutch and massive oil leaks, I decided it was time for some work...
So engine down and doka out on stands:

I hand sanded all engine metal... lot of rust!
Can you smell it?
I bought a LUK clutch kit from Dei Kafer Service
Original distributor up again with new wires:
Here is the final look after some hours. I also decided to put an EMPI pulley because the previous caused wrong advance readings. I mantained the Bosch blue coil and painted the exhaust white. I needed a new inlet manifold and some work inside the 30 Solex carburetor.

Since the engine was down, it was time to get rid of some rust inside the engine bay...

After a lot of hand sandblasting and a coat of antirust:

Then a coat of Light Grey paint:

Looks better uh?

Time for the engine to go up again, after some testing sessions
It all works! Great.

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