So. When are you getting an SVX flat six?
A buddy of mine here in the DFW area has done this swap. His name is Ken Stevenson and he is a member of this forum, I think his user name is KStevenson or something like that. Not sure how often he gets around here, or whether he has photos from his build. I will see if I can find out.I keep going back to a Alfa Busso V6. I wish someone would post pictures of how the V6 mounts in the engine bay. That way I can guage if my limited welding skills are up to the task.
FWIW, I farmed out all of my welding. The Alfa Milano (tipo 75) motor mounts were used. One bracket fabricated to extend onto the cross member frame. The cross member frame was reinforced and a square tube was welded in place for the 4-5-6 exhaust exit to pass through. Pics show engine mounted onto the Lancia cross member. Discovered that installation is best performed by raising the car and rolling the engine in below. Timing belt change is performed in-place, using a rear wheel to turn the engine into position. The crankshaft nut is not available.I keep going back to a Alfa Busso V6. I wish someone would post pictures of how the V6 mounts in the engine bay. That way I can guage if my limited welding skills are up to the task.
The mounting attempted to line up the output shafts with the hubs. This way, it was a bit too narrow. A wide channel was inserted in the drivers side frame to make an inch or more. The drive shafts were from an Alfa 164. The shafts were shortened and splinded to fit the smaller Lancia outer CVJoints.Thanks Ken, Did the engine and trans fit between the chassis legs? Do you remember what driveshafts you used?
My approach led to a removeable firewall cover. So, my timing belt change includes removing the seats to access the 4-5-6 cylinder bank. With the 24V engine, cam locks are applied for precise cam timing.The Busso swap is an excellent one ... I do wonder how difficult the mandatory five-year timing belt changes are to do and if most work on the firewall-facing bank of cylinders requires the engine to come out.
I do plan to install AC at some point in the future. That is a different project, for right now the exchanger (evaporator? not sure what it's called) has been pulled from the blower box.What was the reason to swap from the vacuum system? Curious as I have recently pulled out all the HVAC stuff and have been noodling over it. Also are you running AC too?
3. Upper/lower door - this flap directs the air towards the windshield or the dash vents. This door is not in the lower blower unit, but on another unit that bolts to the top. The very top of this unit is the strip you see at the very base of your windshield. This was also vacuum operated, with a vacuum pot that bolts onto the front side, sandwiched in between the front of this piece and the firewall. You cannot access it without removing this entire piece. Top pic shows the vacuum pot removed, and 2nd pic shows the cable in place.
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