This isn't really a restoration project, just an engine swap from one car to another. The '65 engine is moving into the '67 since the '65 isn't likely to get back on the road for quite a while.
My goal with this engine is to use only technology that could have been obtained when it was new. The one exception to this rule was the roller rockers. It took a lot of convincing but I finally agreed to let the builder use them because the blower really does need higher ratio arms than the stock type are capable of. But I keep them hidden beneath the stock stamped steel valve cover.
A bit of info on the '65 engine:
- +40 overbore
Cylinder head re-worked and flow tested by Sean Brown for use with the blower
Larger exhaust valves (note notches in block)
Compression ratio lowered to 8.1:1
Moss supercharger kit with big boost pulley (not currently installed)
APT supercharger cam
Roller rockers (standard rockers didn't have sufficient lift)
Peco HDR 2" header
Lucas C40 generator with dual bearing modification
Heavy duty clutch plate
Uprated 3-syncro gearbox with larger layshaft and dual bearings, D-Type Laycock overdrive
First, a few photos from the rebuild...
Here is a shot of the old engine (left) and new engine (right) from last week. Notice how much more trim the gearbox is. This will save around 40 pounds of weight over the old one if I recall correctly, and it's the correct unit for the car.
Dean offered to come over and help drop the new lump in and I'm glad he did. (Thank you Dean!) I had this crazy idea that I could do this with the header already installed but I was grossly mistaken. I got it wedged in pretty good and we had to remove the blower and manifold while it was dangling over the engine bay. Eventually it went in, and only took three times longer than pulling the old one out by myself!
The new engine ready to go in...
And today's progress, tidying up the little stuff before putting the radiator back in...