2nd 260 that I have owned, fist one wrecked and moved to the new one acquired some years later. It's been in paint for 9 years and is about finished.
Matching engine is now being dismantled for inspection and rebuild. This is my first combustion engine overhaul, Very much over due on the man card. I'm an aircraft tech so should have the ability to re-assemble once I out source the machining.
Had no issues before pulling it out but have found a few things that need attention. Clutch had some nice vertical crazing.
I'm at the point where I need to plan what I want out if the old girl and how far to go. That I'm sure you can all help with.
I would like to keep her fairly original looking but certainly not dead set on concourse. I have 2 English Su's that have been re-jetted and brass inserts / fuel bowls replaced before she was pulled out. Again not decided if I will re-use these. I did enjoy continually tinkering with the tune.
I'd like to make the engine better than was originally intended. Pistons and head work are certainly on the cards. Tired and tested configurations are what I would stick too.
Flywheel needs machining nothing serious just a little scoring. Do many go for the lightened variety? Clutch will be replaced not sure with what.
I've added a heap of pics to make it a bit more interesting. Apologies for the mess. The engine was located at my dads house.
The engine overall is in pretty good condition but I'm going to throw more parts than I really need just to reset the engine to match the bare metal re-spray.
Leaded valves are out and I have read multiple times money spent on the head is well spent. I need to measure the bore tomorrow to see where were at but I believe it will be standard. I'm in Adelaide and most of the machine shops I used to use have moved on. Any recommendations will be appreciated.
Anyhow this post is aimed at gathering all the knowledge of where many have gone before how it ended up and what you all collectively recommend and to follow suit.There is some very good posts on here I've already read.