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Project Yellowbrick 3 years 3 weeks ago #137

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I've owned my 1972 142E since February of 2007. I bought it from an ad in Turbobricks and had it shipped from its former home in Portland, Oregon. During the course of my ownership, I addressed a number of running issues, but it had one chronic issue -- low compression in #4 cylinder -- that was not going to get better.

So, last year, I had a low-mileage 1969 B20 machined .30 over, balanced, and had an F head shaved to E specs and fitted with double valve springs for the Isky/IPD 7001 cam.


In late May/early June, I gathered up the courage to take the front end apart in preparation for the swap:



A weekend later, the motor was out:


Closer inspection also revealed a very leaky rear main seal, worn clutch, and a bellhousing with shrapnel holes.

Preparation of the engine bay began in late July after I returned from vacation:





In early September, I sprayed the engine compartment with two coats of PPG Delstar acrylic enamel, and tonight, I attached the lightened flywheel, new HD Sachs clutch, and installed the engine:



Stay tuned ...
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Re: Project Yellowbrick 2 years 10 months ago #224

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Looks great so far. Where does it stand now?
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Re: Project Yellowbrick 2 years 10 months ago #225

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Walrus3 wrote:
Looks great so far. Where does it stand now?

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Re: Project Yellowbrick 2 years 10 months ago #226

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Thanks for the assist, George. There is also this:



Essentially, I got the car running, though I ran out of warm weather to put it back together properly. So I slapped the nose back on without the sealer so I could get it into winter storage in time.

In the spring, I plan to put the car back together properly and am shooting to take it to Carlisle in May.
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Re: Project Yellowbrick 2 years 10 months ago #230

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Looks good. Have you been in contact with Dave Farrington in RI?
BTW I notice most of your outside pix are taken in the dark - Does the sun not shine where you are?
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Re: Project Yellowbrick 2 years 10 months ago #232

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It has been getting darker earlier around here ... :laugh:

Most of the work on the car was done after work, so this is the reason for the perpetual darkness.
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