The body is completely off the farm now and some decisions can be made. First thing is to move the pedal box so I can reach them!! The originals had 13″ wheels and these are 15″, if I change to 13″ then the brakes have to be changed and the rears go inboard. We will see what shakes out. I’m open to all suggestions and help. Even if I go with 15″ wheels I’m going to need new ones made to match the original design.
More progress on the Dino. The body has been completely removed and now I can finish with disassembly, then have the frame powder coated. My engine arrived from the Netherlands today!
Work is moving forward with the body almost completely removed. The glass windscreen had a crack and so a new one is being made. My motor cleared customs and arrives in San Diego next week. A fun project for sure!
We’ve been stripping the car to bare aluminum. Coming along.
Everything except suspension has been removed now.
So I decided on this engine for my project. It’s a Fiat Dino 2.0 L aluminum. It’s from a spider which gives it a smaller and lighter sump.
I found some early pictures of the car. It was built in 1989 by Norwood with a tube chassis, alloy body, dgz box and had a Ferrari 4 valve 4 cam f2 Motor. I have everything but a motor!
One of my absolute favorite Dino body styles was the 206 SP!. I even went as far togo to a small town in Italy a few years ago as I considered getting a body made. The real deals are way out of my price range so not an option. A few days ago I got a call from Tom Shaunessey saying he had just what I needed on his trailer back east somewhere. He sent me one picture of it on the trailer and 10 minutes later we had a deal. It was delivered to my shop yesterday. This particular reproduction was made by Norwood in the eighties for Joe Marchetti and later sold to Thomas (Doc) Murphy in Chicago who occasionally raced it. It is pretty complete with gearbox etc but no motor. I was thinking a Fiat Dino motor might work well. Any suggestions will be very helpful. I’m hoping someday to drive it on the street. The first order of business is too remove the roll bar as it spoils the lines of the car.