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Monday, July 18, 2011

New carburation conversion from two barrel progressive type carburator, to a larger two barrel synchronous type carburator.

This conversion has been done on a 1975 Lancia Beta Coupe, with an 1800cc engine. This type of carburator is a Weber DCNF. This type of carburator would normally be found on either a Lamborghini Uracco or a Ferrari 308.

Driver's side view of new carburation system.

Passenger side view.

Top view from windshield side.

A close up of the top view.

Top view from front and/or radiator side.

Close up of the right side view.

Top view to the left from the front.

Isolators/spacers and the retaining plate.

Top view with the open air filter assembly installed.

This is a front 3/4 view of a 1976 Lamborghini Urraco.

This is a left side view of a 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Italian Cultural Center Car Show Aug 2009

1994 Lancia Hyena. Rare Exotic(only 400 plus built). These vehicles were not imported to America.

1975 Lancia Beta Coupe

Vehicle before service with wheels removed. Vehicle required brake servicing. All cooling system hoses required replacement. Carburation system being converted to a completely different type than original. This vehicle will be receiving a carburation conversion from stock to a larger performance carburator.
Photo taken prior to installation of my new hoist!)

Brake discs were crossed drilled for cooling ventilation. Pattern of drilling is different left to right.

Cam covers being prepped with fresh paint and draw filing. High temp caliper paint is best for this purpose. Draw filing is shown by bright highlights on upper cam cover in this photo.

Intake manifold and carburator for conversion before installation.
(More photos of before, during and after modifications to manifold to come.)

1972 Fiat 850 Spyder

New Hoist finally installed!

Car prepared recently for All Italian Car Show on Father's Day. Vehicle was unused for approximately 7 years and after servicing brakes, oil & filter change and draining old rusty fuel from tank the car runs beautifully.

Monday, March 14, 2011

1965 Ford Galaxie

This Project was completed in 2009. I collaborated in final engine assembly; and performed the complete air conditioning system design and installation. Sorry, no photos of A/C installation. 360 Collision and Fabrication did all the body work and paint.

This vehicle was award winning in it's first showing.

Specialty fabrication

Equal length stainless steel exhaust header for 1977 Lancia Scorpion.

1958 Alfa Romeo Engine Block

This engine block has been completely stripped and is now being cleaned and prepped for rebuild.

Me working on special tool for Alfa engine

This tool is for cleaning the cylinder barrel mating surface in the aluminum engine block.

Saturday, January 22, 2011