Project AMX Barn Find; Phase 3, Engine Bay
We are well into the restoration process at this point. The engine is out and being rebuilt. The engine bay and underside has been cleaned and prepared for paint. The front suspension has been dropped and sanded for paint. Now here are the pictures of the work that is going on during this phase.
At this point the engine was still in its natural resting place but was being partially disassembled in preparation for its removal.
The engine is out and on its way to the machine shop. The underside and engine bay have been cleaned and water blasted. Note how clean and rust free everything is.
The car is now at the body shop and the engine bay is getting sanded and prepared for some fresh red paint. You will also note that the entire front suspension has been removed. All worn parts and soft parts will be replaced and everything painted before being reassembled. New KYB shocks will also be installed along with new calipers and rotors.
John at JW’s Body Shop in Murfreesboro, TN sands away to get a perfect finish on the soon to be red engine bay.
The car is starting to get its new paint. The engine bay has now got its color and awaits the motor and suspension.
The firewall is going to provide a great background for the new engine.
The engine right after it was pulled from the car.
Good friend George Houk is building a great 390 for the street.
We are getting close on the engine and should be ready for a spring run.