8 The final drive configuration. The central spiral drives the speeedo cable and also pumps the oil back down the hollow pinion and shaft to the gears
9 A view through the opening between the rear seat and the boot. The fuel tank drops in there. The exhaust (since renewed) has an in line resonance chamber, a low impedance pipe and then a transverse silencer with twin outlets all to optimise the gas flow.
10 The distributor, driven by a vertical shaft from the oil pump that has a slotted hollow section which behaves as a vacuum pump. It feeds the gearbox to maintain a low pressure and retain the oil.
11 The carburettor is warmed by exhaust pipe heat. As it is fed by pipes from both exhausts, there would not be much tranverse warm air flow unless it was forced from one to the other. This deflector gasket creates the asymmetry needed.
12 The front of the car as I first dissasembled it
13 Engine during reassembly with new pistons etc. Note chevron timing gears and valve torsion bar covers
14 The valves showing the alignment between copper shims and the hydraulic tappets
16 The low pressure oil feed to the tappets and the non return valves using brass clips in the oilways
17 another view of the engine assembly with temporary exhausts for bench testing
18 Centre of the timing gear showing the piston that actuates the oil pressure switch in the timing cover
19 The timing gear
20 The timing cover showing the pressure switch and the slipping clutch for the cooling fan
21 The engine and gearbox removed, then the springs
22 The narrow omega profiles for stiffening the floor
23 At the driver's feet, floor removed
24 The garage floor below the car before floor repainting
25 Tentative assembly of the floor to check dimensions, big hole for gear selector, little ones for drain plugs
26 below the passenger's feet - floor removed
27 The floor panel in 1mm steel, electro zinc
28 Through the car from passenger side
29 Floor on bench ready for welding
30 Crude extra plate welded in by old repairer - under the rear seat
31 Almost finished floor hidden from roving metal collectors
32 Engine removed, the lifting begins- Noël studies the limit of the crane- note the problem of clearing the folding door. The brake drum and wheel system is clearly visible
33 Michel studying the crane from the other side
34 and Noël risks a car on his foot for a closer look
35 view from boot, car supported on wooden planks and blocks
36 The front drive train showing the tube which bolts to the front tube of the body. It also supports directly the shocks. The gearbox is ahead of the tube hidden in a welded box which supports the cradle holding the engine
37 The front train, engine view. Note that the engine is supported by its exhaust pipes - unique?
38 The second crane is installed on the other side and Michel prepares for the final lift
39 Nearly vertical
40 Now vertical and Michel is setting up the wooden blocks
41 Vertical seen from under the engine bulhead
42 The rear suspension
43 Bringing in the motor
44 Rear frame corner gusset passenger side. Not jacking point and crude add on for seat belt and the ledge for welding on the floor
45 opposite gusset driver's side being removed
46 Passenger side rear lower flange removed
47 driver side rear flange removed
48 rear floor mount cleaned for rust treatment
49 First fit of floor - perfect
50 Driver side front flange before removal
51 Passenger side front flange before removal
52 Front suspension -work of art
53 front suspension showing joint on the tubular chassis member, steering rack and stub axles. Note fabricated lower arms
54 more suspension
55 The stub axle
56 axle assembled
57 suspension reassembled note handbrake cable and drive shaft damper
58 ready to accept the front drive train
59 front train less engine and gearbox , note alloy finned drums
60 a crane is invaluable - 2 tonnes max.
61 The ends of the tube greased for reassembly.
62 ready to slide into the tubular frame chassis
63 On its way
64 Almost in place
65 getting closer
68 bolted in place
69 With a hollow bolt each side
70 engine and gearbox slide into the box.
71 In place - note fan, generator and starter
72 The gear selector turret waiting to be fixed and adjusted. the black exhaust pipes heat the block under the carby.
73 On the bench - note the oil distribution to the tappets
74 The front of the gearbox and clutch housing
75 The speedo take-off
76 speedo take-off pinion and the selector rods exposed
77 The selector rods
78 Cover of the intermediate drive shaft, coupling to drive shafts below
79 removing the output flanges
80 Turns the wrong way on that side!
82 The diff behind the intermediate drive pinion, note roller bearing.
83 The output shaft housing cover - note the needle and roller bearings- money no object
84 other side
85 unscrews normally
86 Cover showing yet another needl roller bearing
87 This side -another roller race
88 Adjustment screw on side of box which limits 4th gear selector movement to facilitate assembly
89 unscrewed to release the selector
90 The intermediate shaft, note chevron gears
91 The output shaft, hollow and lubricated from the hypoid pinion end
92 The input shaft colinear with the output - locked to provide a direct drive in 3rd.
93 Front bearings - main ball race (removed by heating the alu casting) and secondary shaft - needles
95 The diff
96 The diff
97 Intermediate output shaft with crown wheel, speedo gear and oil pump and drive pinion to the diff.
98 The finned alu drum
99 and its fixings
100 The front brake shoes. The drums have a steel lining
101 Boot repairs
102 Roof to be repaired
103 Boot perimeter recreated
104 The sand blaster
105 Floor in place, welding started
106 Welded in place with gussets
107 The floor inside welded in place
108 The floor protected with Restom Epoxy Paint and Sound deadening. Longitudinals filled with Restom protective wax.
109 The parcel shelf with epoxy primer
110 The floor inside with restom epoxy Primer and Sikaflex e-cure sealant
111 Modied delivery system for anti-rust wax in closed sections
112 Restom 4010, compressed air gun and extended delivery tube.
113 A happy Michel after the body was turned around.
114 Front of body awaiting drive train
115 Drive train waiting in front garden
117 Better view of the installation with Simone
118 The tank with zinc alu paint to help theoriginal electro-zinc
119 The other view of the tank with GS behind
120 Front view, waiting for fuel and ignition
121 Driver's seat temporarily in place
122 The welding shop in the boot - waziting for a bottle of gas
123 Temporary set up of the dash
124 The tank Restom expoxy painted
125 The tank in place
126 With a layer of felt it forms part of the boot floor
127 electrics in place, ready to start
128 turned around under her own power 7dec 2014
130 Driven up on ramps
131 The carby was flooding, needle valve came loose!???
132 There was once a prisoner nut there
134 rust on the bracket holding the passenger door seal.
135 Vestige of the old floor
136 epoxy primer to protect the roof behind the chrome trim
137 Left over primer to add a layer in a closed box inside the front wing
138 Michel removes rotted rubber door trim
139 Crack in the steering wheel
140 Yes, the front wings fit.
141 and at the front
142 My favourite epoxy primer
143 The dashboard will get cleaned real soon
144 but first the windscreen has to go in
145 and its identical twin, the rear window.
146 Alain retouches the rear panel with epoxy primer. This panel had its lower half rotted through and was rebuilt with a right angle strip grafted in.
147 Captive nut - Panhard style. Weld the tabs to the panel and don't forget to put the nut inside.
148 The windscreen in place
149 The boot ready for lining with felt.
150 The front wings are on but the lamp connections are diabolical.
151 The back end is pretty tidy, new boot seal and remanufactured rear panel
152 Simone installs the passenger seat to cut the carpet around
153 Underfelt in place.
154 Ready, but not quite for the Contrôle technique 16 Jan 2015
156 The N-S cable across diagonal and the E-W bottom right
157 The E-W cable, outer right and inner left near reversing switch. Domainant black tube carries low pressure to gearbox for oil retention.
158 The reversing switch. LH cable is the hand brake
159 Twin choke carby centrally mounted on inlet pipes, neatly restricting access to the gearbox
160 as at 4th Feb 2015. out for a road test
161 not all the trim is on until the respray
162 GS in background
163 Waiting for the container 20/4/2015
164 The removalist`s truck
165 The engine number
166 The car driven to the transporter and winched on