15 Six: Hydraulic pump overhaul

15 Six: Hydraulic pump overhaul

The leak I suspected on the hydraulic pump was confirmed so I gave it to my usual mechanic with a seal kit. Inside, the pump was ugly! The pump body was so damaged that we replaced it. This intervention on the pump was the occasion to paint it in black and do the same...
15 Six: Finishing touches after being back on the road

15 Six: Finishing touches after being back on the road

After all the work done during winter 2012-2013, I knew that it won’t be perfect and that putting the car back on the road would show-up new problems. I started by doing very short test drives, less than two weeks before the long trip to Saratoga Springs for the...
15 Six: Hydraulic overhaul

15 Six: Hydraulic overhaul

Here is the hydraulic portion of the mechanical overhaul done during winter 2012-2013, in fact more winter and spring. After having restarted the engine, first without the hydraulic system, I then worked on this part. 15six_465I started by sending the pressure...
15 Six: End of the mechanical overhaul

15 Six: End of the mechanical overhaul

In May it was time to put everything back together. I took some days off and I got some help to speed-up this work, knowing that the goal is still to have the car operational for June. 15six_361I start with the brake line, made from the steel tube I bought 15six_362I...
15 Six: Mechanical overhaul, continued again

15 Six: Mechanical overhaul, continued again

Here is the continuation of this work during the second half of March, and April, by painting the drivetrain, preparing the engine bay and reassembling the front brakes. 15six_269I remove the valve cover to replace the gasket 15six_270This gasket was in bad shape...
15 Six: Mechanical overhaul continued

15 Six: Mechanical overhaul continued

During February, I took advantage of the last availability from Claude before he leaves for a month or so, so quickly, just a few hours before he comes in, I prepare the timing cover and the crank plate so we can then close this side of the engine. I paint these parts...