State of the engine

A series of photos of the current state of the engine, for posterity as well as a reference point for checking parts and configurations when it is too dark outside to see. The majority of things are still original (though the generator was made in Canada) and in general the items that can be seen to have been rebuilt, repaired, or replaced come from the 2019 mechanical restoration carried out by the rover experts of Clapperton Ranch. Alan Simpson and Monty Kinvig also restored the famous CanadianGrizzly Torque“, in 2015.

At that time, the goal for this ol’ rover was to be able to participate in some of the local car shows in the summers so the partial restoration was limited to basic mechanical and electrical systems, just enough to get it up and running again without changing the aged character or breaking the bank. Some of the areas that were worked on include wiring harness, lamps, brakes, clutch, carburetter, swivel housing, u-joints, fuel pump, heater core, manifolds, exhaust, and water pump.