Jon’s 206 SP

Today was the first trial fitting of the motor. The motor is from a Fiat Dino Spyder 2 Litre. The fit wasn’t bad, It did line up with existing mounting points but there will definitely be modifications done to the engine. Everything looks doable except for the fact that the distributor sticks out the front about 3 inches. I don’t know yet how this will be resolved. I’m also going to need to source a Fiat Dino transmission case to make the adaptor for the gearbox. I’m having wheels made to look like originals but in 15 inch for a better selection of tires seeing this is going to for the street. I’m also replacing the Wildwood brakes with Dino 206 Calipers and am going to inboard rear brakes like the originals. I have gauges coming in about 8 weeks ordered from Veglia to match originals. The windscreen had a crack so a mold was made and a new one is being made. All the suspension is done with the shocks rebuilt, hubs rebuilt etc etc.
The body was hand stripped and lightly blasted..

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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.

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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!

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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!

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We’ve been stripping the car to bare aluminum. Coming along.

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Everything except suspension has been removed now.

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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!

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