The best part, I reckon, Mark, was that Britto was so happy with the outcome...
He was nervous about it all initially, so a lot of what he was doing while I was there Thursday and Friday was in preparation for the crowd. Not only Thursday and Friday, he had been making arrangements for parking of the anticipated crowd of cars, worked on getting some of the cars running (with Ray Eldershaw's help) and other tidying up so it was all showing at its best.
All of this while he was getting someone in to lay concrete for an extension to his shed and work still had to be done on the front-engined car. My visit was fortuitous as he had the Commodore there to be stripped of its engine and gearbox. He was quite surprised that I had it all done by lunchtime on Friday...
And the engine and auto box on the floor:
Just to update the BN2 matter, here's a view of the engine, which it seems is a Ford:
Meantime, work on the front-engined car progresses...
The body is coming together, a recent addition has been the flaring over the front suspension opening.
Bob shows where a turnbuckle arrangement will be in place to take care of belt tensioning.
Neat arrangement of the differential mount at the rear, with the battery carrier evident too. And at the front of it is the drop gear arrangement to allow for a low tail shaft:
Tony Zammit helped with the exhaust primaries:
The fuel tank has been fabricated along with its retaining strap:
And the recent sandblasting and painting of the chassis brings up a professional look:
Edited by Ray Bell, 07 August 2018 - 11:17.