The Steps to Complete Restoration
9. The Engine

  • An engine is donated! 7/3/99

I told my buddy John that I would keep the car so that friends could come along on desert and Baja trips and the next thing I know this engine shows up!

This is a 1600 dual port engine and John (a 356 Porsche restoration expert) rebuilt it before delivering it. It has aluminum valve covers, chrome sheet metal, dog-house cooler, heavy duty oil pump with built in filter, aluminum pulley, and alternator.

So, I think we will save the following steps for an engine restoration project in the future.

  • Clean engine
  • Remove sheet metal
  • Remove heads & cylinders
  • Test rod clearance
  • Replace bearins if required
  • Install new cylinders
  • Install new heads
  • Install dog house cooler
  • Install chrome sheet metal
  • Buy new exhaust
  • Aluminum coat (metal spray) exhaust
  • Install exhaust
  • Install carb & generator
  • Install engine
  • Install fuel line
  • Install accelerator cable

Last updated Sat July 3 21:10:00 PST 1999 .