Find out what I did on each of the dates below:

.Miglia Kit Photos
2013-02-16 - The donor
2013-02-17 - Chassis
2013-02-17 - Rusty Engine
2013-02-23 - Engine strip
2013-03-03 - Engine paint
2013-03-10 - Frame mods
2013-03-17 - Chassis
2013-03-29 - Build up
2013-04-07 - Frame
2013-04-08 - Gearshift
2013-05-06 - Engine In
2013-06-01 - Brake Servo
2013-06-16 - Floor trial
2013-07-06 - Wheels
2013-07-13 - Floorpans
2013-07-20 - Storage Box
2013-07-28 - Radiator
2013-08-04 - panelling
2013-09-02 - Body arrives



Build Diary for
2013-02-23 - Engine strip

The engine got a strip down today and whilst I was very apprehensive about being able to salvage anything from this engine, it proved to be really good underneath all the rust.

The pistons and bores were in excellent condition and the main bearnings and big end bearings had little or no wear at all. The mains are .010 undersize, so I assume it was reconditioned and then for some reason taken out and stored.

Luckily then I think that a good clean and rebuild with new ancilliaries will do the trick. It will have mostly new parts, with a new distributer (I may go electronic ignition), alternator, water pump, and inlet/exhaust valves. The head might also get a minor port/polish while I am at it.