Friday, 26 June 2009

Engine and Gearbox

The engine and gearbox are finally back in the car.

The engine now sports a modified 4 branch stainless steel exhaust manifold. Modifications were required to clear the Shorrock inlet manifold on primaries no. 2 and 3, and no. 1 needed pulling in to clear the Shorrock unit itself. Underneath, the Y piece exits at 1 5/8" running all the way to the back with a single silencer just clearing the towbar bracket. The front of the cylinder head has been drilled and tapped out to accept a bigger stud to handle the weight of the Shorrock unit. On my previous Shorrock installation, the original bolt broke and I'm hoping the bigger stud will alleviate the problem.

The 3 rail gearbox internals are now housed in a new aluminium gearbox casing from Canley Classics. The bell housing is an original aluminium item sourced many years ago from Bill Davies at Rarebits4classics. On the back of the box is a D type overdrive unit.

It's coming together really well, and I can't wait to get it on the road!

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