The V8 has come home to begin the long
process of reassembly. Paul Kile and Karen Niiya still cannot believe that it is finally
come home from the body shop!
The V8 in the garage work space assigned to
A side view of the V8 in the garage.
A picture of the back end of the V8. Note
that the doors, hatch and front fenders have not been fitted. This will protect them while
other assemblies are fitted.
Another picture of the V8 in the driveway.
The body shell looks as if it has been dipped in blue paint. Bob King Restorations
performed the bodywork and painting.
Front view of the V8 showing the engine
Another view of the V8 in the driveway.
Every where you look it is blue!!!
The details of the front suspension assembly
are visible in this picture. The wheels and steering rack are installed just for temporary
transport duty. The originals are restored and will be reinstalled.
A restamped commission plate was installed.
The original data plate
has been refitted to
The V8 engine was rebuilt by the performance
engine specialist Butch Gilbert
Another view of the engine.
The engine was run on a test stand.
The engine and
transmission ready for installation.
Paul Kile preparing
the body shell for installation of the
The engine being gently
placed in the body shell.
The exhaust manifold had to be
installed after the engine is in place but before engine the mount was