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|The car sitting in the PO's (Previous Owner) carport.
Note the hand lettered price tag courtesy of the PO's
son. If only the price were accurate. ($100)
|Front view of car in PO's driveway. Yes, the car is
missing some trim.
|Left quarter view in PO's driveway. Jump in and let's
go for a spin! (Wishful thinking at this point)
|Another front view in the PO's driveway.|
|After a trip to the garage (an adventure in itself), a
quick bath, and after the bonnet (hood for you
yankee types) was removed. (That's a Fiat Dino
Spyder in the background)
|Radiator viewed from driver's side.|
|Front left quarter view of engine compartment sans
bonnet. Excellent access to all the bits.
|View of triple dual-Weber carbs.|
|The plugs were pulled (left to right, cyl. 6 to cyl 1).|
|Plugs 3, 2, and 1. Kinda dirty...|
|Plugs 6, 5, and 4. Hmmm... Looks like something
may have happened to number 6...
|View of timing chain tensioner.|
|Left quarter view with cam covers removed.|
|Cylinder head with intake manifold and Webers still
attached. Intake manifold does not want to part from
|Another view of the head. Hmmm.... that cylinder
on the right (number 6) looks a little stange...
|Another view of the head (and that pesky manifold).|
|Closeup of 5 and 6, 5 being normal and 6 being, well,
abnormal (where's the exhaust valve?)
|All 6 cylinders. Wait! Where's the piston in #6?|
|Closer view of block (cyls 4, 5, and 6)|
|Closeup of cylinder 6. That's the gudgeon pin and the
end of the connecting rod.
|Closeup of cylinder 6.|
Stay tuned for part two where our intrepid adventurers remove the engine
figure out what to do next.