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gtotiger



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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:49 pm

Thank you...
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:45 pm

A little update....
after last spring I found both heads are cracked I decided to look for a replacemnent pair..
Unluckly I was not able to locate any correct casting 1959 heads, but I found three 1960 ones.
They should be easily modified to fit and work with all the 1959 components
It took me a lot of time to get them surface shipped from USA to Italy but I finally got them last week
I'll check them out with the machine shop guy and choose the best pair.

I'll post some pictures soon

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:28 am

Good luck! Hope it all works out.
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:42 am

gtotiger..... The 1960 heads will fit perfectly. Your machinist needs to remove the cooling tubes from the 1959 heads and install them in the 1960 heads. My own original engine has 1960 heads. Why?...I don't know, but thankfully whoever did it, reused the 1959 cooling tubes. 1960 engines did not use the reverse cooling system. Without the cooling tubes, you will probably have overheating issues......John
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:19 pm

After a few weeks a good pair of heads are finally almost ready....
Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll be able to put my engine back togheter...



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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:30 am

Good job Vittorio,

Be careful not to increase the compression ratio.
Because the current fuels cause detonation problems. When ratios are greater than 10/1.


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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:06 pm

New valve stem seals

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:08 pm

Complete with new valves, springs, keepers and retainers

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:18 pm

Thank you Jean-Marc
the heads surface was not too damaged by rust so they have just been lightly mlled
I just need a few different freeze plugs to have them ready to be installed...
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:56 pm

The long block is now ready!!!
I could not resist and installed intake manifold, valve covers and all the accessories just to take a few pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:31 pm

I decided for the first time in my life to try a transmission rebuild...this is how the trans looked a few months ago

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:36 pm

I purchased a complete kit with seals, gaskets and clutch plates and pulled everything out from the trans...






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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:38 pm

And this is the final result...hope it works as fine as it looks!

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:48 am

Engine and transmission finally (and hopefully) installed in the chassis for the last time

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:51 am

It is now time to start thinking about the most difficult part....body sheetmetal!

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:37 pm

The engine is really beautiful, beautiful work.

I see you have a lot of work on the bodywork. Be brave.
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing myself   Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:58 pm

Thank you
I'll have someone else doing this job..this is too difficult considering my welding and sheetmetal working skill...Very Happy
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