Mangusta Restoration work.....engine compartment

Many thanks for the complements! I am very pleased with the way it turned out.

To answer the questions, no, I did not vapour blast the box as I dont have the equipment, I took it to this man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1cwHdwDOvU Aluminium stays bright for a long time because it's peened by the tiny glass balls with no sharp edges. I did not coat it with anything. If it was my car I would have painted it and added matting agent to the clear. That way it stays nice for much longer and is easier to clean.

The carb is a Holley. I was not involved in building the engine only making it look pretty. Not all Mangustas came with the carb mounted backwards in my experience.
I found the strap for the jack so didn't have to make it.
I will get some Diavia stickers printed up and let you know.

Johnny
Johnny,

What an impressive job! I must say that in my opinion, your skills, ingenuity and resourcefulness and second to none. The interior restoration you did on 8Ma1294 was the nicest I have seen, and this works is at the same level. Truly impressive. Your fellow De Tomaso UK owners are lucky to have you nearby.

Great work and, as always, THANK YOU for doing such a great job sharing your expertise with us.

Mark
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I will get some Diavia stickers printed up and let you know.



Great!

The original owner of my Mangusta said he picked the car up at the factory and was offered a Holley as a performance option, which he took. I wonder if standard was the 4300 mounted backwards with a Holley as optional equipment?

Did all Mangustas come with a light in the engine compartment? Anyone know of a source for those?
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Originally posted by vyprgt2:

Did all Mangustas come with a light in the engine compartment? Anyone know of a source for those?


It is the same light as in the front trunk. Maserati used the same piece.

Denis
Johnny,

What another fantastic restoration, your ingenuity and skills are almost from a bygone era. You definitely need to publicize this as much as possible, people should be queuing at your door for your services.

How many hours did you have in the restoration altogether?

Tell me more about the new shop, is it in S. Molton still?

Julian
Wow! Once again, your work is too another level unseen.....

From one who went through about half of this pain in the engine compartment, great work!!! The only bad thing about this all, is that the first time you drive the car, is the last time it looks new...! Axle u-joints are unforgiving bastards......no matter how long ago it was that you greased them, they still manage to spooge black dots of grease with abandon...... won't talk about ZF lube....ugh! Price you pay for loving the hell out of driving the machine!

JB probably bought you a new tractor for all of this work....or a nice set of weather tight doors for the shop....or new roofing...or ....you get the picture!

Ciao!
Steve
Amazing work and attention to detail Johnny! Thanks for taking the time to post all the photo's and descriptions of how you overcame various challenges. You're an inspiration to us all!

Thanks!
Garth
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