This saturday was well spent both outside and inside the garage. Please read more about achieving greatness by clicking “read more” ?!?
Yes, it has really happened, we’ve started early enough. Hopefully this kind of commitment sticks on until the car is done. But first things first, yesterday we got the body washed at Deep Shine in Kokkola. Not as rough as a good sand blast wood have been but it’ll do. The body seems to be in very good shape and after a few times getting it on and off the trailer we all agreed that it turns out to be VERY lightweight, this is good.
After the wash we hope to grease down ourselves a little less while working on both the rear and front end of the car, including suspension and drivetrain. Next thing to do on the body will be fitting and customizing some kind of suspension and steering. We’ve heard a lot of good rumors from across the Gulf of Finland, but we’ll just have to wait and see what will work best for us. Although the washing was the main and first event of saturday, a few more things were done. Anton removed the valves, springs and every loose part of the cylinder head and got it ready for the porting guy, who magically showed up just when it was ready to go. Later on we moved on to mounting the engine block on the engine stand for easier access. Don’t mind the rust, all in all the block is in very good shape.
The cylinder head was sent for porting.
One of our young members is helping to drain the engine.
The rod will be changed and the crankshaft balanced before we put it back together.
Bottom line, we got a lot done between the cigarette and coffee breaks and the interest for building the new car was raised a little. Thats all for this time and stay tuned, we’ll try raising the updating frequency a little.
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