Before I install the 2.0L Porsche motor and 923 trans in my '67 Square, I've got to get it looking the part (and feeling the part), so this weekend I stripped down the motor and pressure washed it clean(er)
and will be sending everything off to the powder coater for a good coating of 60% gloss black for the tins. Plenum and runners will be getting the gray treatment. I'm switching out the bus header boxes for a set of T-4 boxes I had been saving. So those and the exhaust will be getting ceramic coated so it doesn't look like they are 100+ years old back there. D@mn, there i$ a lot of tin on the$e motor$!!
While the long block is exposed, I'm going to take this opportunity to remove the original 94mm 914 P&Cs in favor for a set of flat-top 96s. This motor, while it runs very strong, has been using some oil. I think the rings have lost their tension over the years (and it sat for several). Since the heads were freshened only about 4K miles ago, this will be a nice opportunity to add some flat-top big bore pistons and new rings into the mix. I'm looking forward to feeling the difference.
While fitting the trans, I discovered that if I removed a double wall under the rear of the car, I have enough room for a T-4 gas heater under there in the stock location. So, that is on the agenda for installation. I really want nice, clean, instant heat if I am to use this car daily. So more wiring will have to happen. . .