I decided that my Mondial needed a complete tuning of the engine, specially the valve clearence and a total cleaning of the injection system. So, the best was to do it: Bring the engine down to ease things.
Of course, the surprises arrised:
The clutch pump loosing oil, some leaks and rust in hidden places.
May be I won't heve Ferrari for Christmas.
Here are some photos:
I heard there are no rear window replacements. Mine is OK, fortunately.
I hope you solve your problem with that window.
In My Mondial engine I´m having problems taking out the exhaust screws. They are stuck.
You can see in the photos that some are still in their place. The others broke.
AS you can see there is a lot of things you can´t see with the engine in place.
So, additionally to the necessary repairs, I decided to:
Replace all rubbers and gaskets.
Inspect the clutch.
Inspect the crankcase con. rods to see how are the bearings.
Disassemble and clean the injection.
Paint the engine.
No, I'm not doing it by myself.
It´s a friend of mine, who is a mechanic and a car restorer.
We have figured between $2,500 and $3,000, including spares, but I'm also restoring the floor and the seats.
Here are more photos of the engine of the Mondial beeing disassembled.
The surprise was that, after taking out the air intake body and the manifold, we found dozens of eucalitus aorns sitting between the two banks of cilinders.
The previous owner should live near a forest and a family of squirrels choosed the Mondial for their home. Good taste...
It can also be seeen in one of the photos that all exhaust screws broke except one.
More to come.