Today was a productive day. My friend Tam came over and helped out with the heavy stuff. The goal was to get all of the drivetrain out…and we did.
I was not able to turn the engine over at the crank so I could not wait to get it out to see what was going on.
Whether you have a latex fetish or work on gooey engines like this, it does make you appreciate this material.
Bazinga! Archimedes was right, leverage is awesome! It did not take much to make the engine turn. This is the documented original engine so…me happy!
Also, here you can see the oil cooler that was only on the early cars.
Next out was the transmission and as you can see, it does not have an overdrive. Some of the early cars did not come with this option. This transmission is kaputt gewesen and that is probably why the car was parked for so long. It spins freely in any gear so I venture to think it experienced a small internal explosion.
I will upgrade the car with an overdrive unit.
Drive shaft and the rear axle came out next. I will just move it aside as the first goal is to strip the body so it can go to stripping and the metal shop.
Speaking of goop. About a pound worth was nested inside the transmission cross member!
After removing the spring pad and the rubber dampener below it I can get a good look at the original color of the suspension. It’s a semi flat black.
Anyway, a good day.