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Old 10th September 2020, 17:13   #16
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Great thread, great job on the restoration!

Any ideas how you will be fixing that crack in the cylinder block?

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That's a great thread and was very much interesting to read. I loved your way of describing the whole progress of restoration with amazing set of pictures. Also, I appreciate the effort you'll have taken in bringing back the rare Convertible beauty to glory.

Waiting for subsequent updates and hoping to see her ruling over the streets again.
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Old 11th September 2020, 09:24   #18
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Awesome thread!

Years back in supply chain class, our professor had assigned us a case study on counterfeit products and their supply chain. One of the readings, a WSJ article said one could find (totaled) Ferrari cars restored with Subaru engines in South East Asia (Thailand or Indonesia, can't remember). I wondered if there could be a legit market for such cars. This thread makes me wonder if there could be a market for making old cars from CAD drawings with new manufacturing processes and slapping an engine/drivetrain of choice there. It would never reach scale, but if one could make this car with a decent electric motor or a popular engine like Maruti/Hyundai/Creta 1.4/1.5 l for under 25 lakhs, I'd buy it :-)
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Any ideas how you will be fixing that crack in the cylinder block?

Jeroen
Bit of a grey area, I have asked the workshop for an explanation on this and will update in due course.

Meanwhile around 03.09.20

The Tub and body area's received a coat of epoxy

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Old 11th September 2020, 14:09   #20
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Bit of a grey area, I have asked the workshop for an explanation on this and will update in due course.
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There are different techniques. Although it might be, technically, possible to weld, that introduces a lot of heat into the block. Which can create all sorts of problems, warping etc.

A well proven technique is so called “metal stitching”. There are several companies doing this as a service and or providing the materials:

The basics are shown in this little video



Search for metal stitching on youtube and you will find many video’s about engine block repair. Also, by DIY mechanics using this technique.

Good luck, look forward to seeing more details about the restoration!

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Bit of a grey area, I have asked the workshop for an explanation on this and will update in due course.
Thanks for your quoting my earlier post on this car I was alerted to this thread on a detailed restoration of a special car.

On the method suggested by Jeroen - here's one reference to a company in Calcutta. I am sure our vintage experts in Calcutta knows further details

http://ekapress.co.in/metal-stitching.aspx

May be useful

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A well proven technique is so called “metal stitching”. There are several companies doing this as a service and or providing the materials:
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On the method suggested by Jeroen - here's one reference to a company in Calcutta. I am sure our vintage experts in Calcutta knows further details
Thank you both, this is really helpful/insightful !

Meanwhile some more pictures of the progress

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15.09.2020

Some more progress

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21.09.2020

Some more progress

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25.09.2020

More progress, an all new rumble seat has been fabricated.

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The engine block is back from repair, the workshop tells me that the crack was small and easily repaired, I have asked for details and if they are going to do any tests on it to check.

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The engine block is back from repair, the workshop tells me that the crack was small and easily repaired, I have asked for details and if they are going to do any tests on it to check.
It will be good to know how they tackled that issue

The resto job is coming out really well, from the pics. I am sure they would have done a good job with the engine as well.

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It will be good to know how they tackled that issue
I have been told that crack was minor and brass was used to repair it, its their local method and they say many blocks have been repaired this way.

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A video of the engine being fired

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Parts are awaited from Usa, meanwhile work on body continues.

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Some pictures of the work in progress

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