Bob Martin's Abarth Swap, Getting Close

Discussion in 'Nuova 500' started by TonyK, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. TonyK

    TonyK True Classic

    Location:
    Grimsby Ont Canada
    In between trying to keep my son's new house build progressing I have been working on Bob's car. Time is permitted when it is raining and my Son's site is just to wet and muddy to work at.

    The list is getting shorter, although I am waiting for a heater valve that Bob sourced in Kentucky and is currently in the mail. I do not want to run the engine with the heater valve leaking coolant in the passenger compartment and near my gas pedal foot.

    So due to interference with the intercooler plumbing the right engine cover hinge needs to be shifted 1 1/2" out board. The Engine cover requires a cut out for clearance and then it all fits together.

    I also made a heat mat for the rear trunk as the sheet metal cover would need to be cut due to the module box taking up room to the lower trunk pan.

    TonyK.

    Grimsby Ontario Canada.
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  2. Coupefan

    Coupefan True Classic

    Location:
    S. California
    Insulated concrete forms?
     
  3. TonyK

    TonyK True Classic

    Location:
    Grimsby Ont Canada
    No, not ICF. I don't see many homes built this way here and I am an electrical inspector so I get to a lot of sites. Too costly and complicated for the trades to work with.

    TonyK.

    Grimsby Ontario Canada.
     
  4. TonyK

    TonyK True Classic

    Location:
    Grimsby Ont Canada
    Well Bob is here and we are just finishing off with the car. More to follow with some video as well. We had an ice storm that Bob drove through.

    TonyK.

    Grimsby Ontario Canada.

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  5. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    Knowing Bob, he just held his tumbler of Jim Beam out the window to add some fresh ice. :p;) Hi Bob!! :D

    I guess if Bob is vacuuming, you must be nearly finished. Very exciting Tony.
     

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