The epic transatlantic trip of the SM IE: episode 1

The epic transatlantic trip of the SM IE: episode 1

Departure from France (October 2006) The story begins with the purchase of the car, of course. We are around mid October 2006. After having inspected a few SMs, this is this one my father and me decide to chose. My father goes one more time to the car’s...
SM: New parts

SM: New parts

Here is my stock of new parts, ordered mainly from the french SM Club and from Western Hemispheres, an american supplier specialized in parts for old european cars. Some parts have also been bought during the Saratoga Springs Rendezvous in 2006. sm_269I didn’t...
SM: Zinc plating

SM: Zinc plating

When you spend hours browsing over web sites from amateurs or professional car restorers, you get some very useful information. One of this information is about zinc-plating. Many parts are originally “yellow” zinc-plated on the SM, even if on my...
SM: The engine is back

SM: The engine is back

By January 2007, I bring back the engine to my garage, the mechanical work is completed. sm_280The engine is back near the gearbox. I suddenly lose some precious space in the garage sm_281Of course, it’s not over for this engine, plenty of parts wait to be back...