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  • Don love following your build. Always had a thing for these kits and yours is fantastic. Looks like your getting close to the finish line, congrads.
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    • Certainly getting closer for sure. So after all the work to get the driveline out, I pulled the clutch off and flywheel to find a bone dry rear main seal..... WTF!!!! Started looking around and I think I found my issue. I replaced the oil pan a while back when finishing the engine off and I put a new seal on as well. Just to be sure. When I put the pan on, I did not put silicone at the edges of the rear main bearing cap. I think that is my leak. When running, oil is under pressure and splashes up against the rear cap and seal and seeps through. A fair amount it seems..... So I now have a new rear main seal (not taking any chances) and a new oil pan gasket and silicone sealant. Will be doing that update this week or weekend and also going to look at the dip stick and see if i can route it to a more accessible location.

      Cheers
      308 Ferrari replica
      Prova Countach 5000S

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      • Been a while again. I had the driveline out, rear seals replaced, put the driveline back together again, made a flywheel shield as I seemed to have lost my original at some point, made a heat shield for the alternator since it is so close to the exhaust system, cleaned and finalized the last little items in the engine bay painted whatever was messed up with the clutch fluid incident and and put the driveline back into the car. Also started at the front end to finalize all the last items so put the wheel well liners in (so that was WAY more work than I ever imagined.)

        Next is to put the windshield trim around for the final time. Finish the windshield washer setup and complete the front trunk area (paint the battery tray, hold down the spare and battery, get the rubber seal around the front trunk, final align the trunk to have both latches catch, paint the body line black as the painter forgot the front clip line so many years ago.

        That should complete the front end. Move on to fastening the rockers lower edges as I never did complete that job as well so many years ago....

        Again, all the final little things to complete the car and put it ion the road for the shakedown. Hoping all this is done over the next 2-3 weeks.

        The main item i am, actually, having a bugger of a time getting is new tires.... 15" tires in my sizes are very scarce as of course they are now considered vintage and COVID-19 has cramped a lot of the tire making except for what is really needed.... I think I found a set on a site in California, Lucas Classic Tires, and I can get some Pirelli P7's but the backs will be 20mm wider. Current is 265.50R15 and I can only get 285/50r15. Pretty much max on my rims I think....

        A few pics of the progress









        308 Ferrari replica
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        • Everything looks so clean and tidy! And that paint! Beautiful job on the body paint Don.

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          • Thanks Dave;

            Sadly it looks so clean and tidy because it is not getting driven to get dirty..... Soon though.....

            More coming shortly.
            Cheers
            Don

            308 Ferrari replica
            Prova Countach 5000S

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            • Someday you will be able to drive this car again. The progress of this build looks so nice. You can check 4wheelonline in case you need a new set of wheels and tires for this classic luxury car.
              Last edited by Just Hall; 05-18-2021, 02:33 AM.

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