Another original engine reunited!

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Frank Hood
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Another original engine reunited!

#1 Post by Frank Hood » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:06 pm

After several months of learning the original engine to my 53 Coupe was for sale in Germany I was finally able to purchase it!

The following Registry members all made this reunion possible.

Martin Bruechle - Made a post he found another member’s engine. See post here: ... =1&t=45462

Alain Buchert - Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for replying to Martin’s post that you located my original engine after reading my reply, “PS Now if you could find mine... 32308”!

Hendrik Moulds - Thank you for being my interpreter during the initial contact and negotiations with the seller.

Paul Smith - Many many thanks for inspecting and picking up the engine.

Mike Smith - Thanks for keeping Paul in line on the boat ;)

If you’re looking for the original engine for a 356 please contact Jim Johnston at so he can update the “Composite list of engines wanted” thread which is located here ... =1&t=38835

I hope this gives hope to all that are searching for their original engine!

Keep the Faith!

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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#2 Post by Bruce Smith » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:42 pm

Congrats Frank!

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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#3 Post by bil brown » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:27 pm

Great story Frank! does`nt happen often!
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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#4 Post by Mike Wilson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Are we a great community or what? Congrats!

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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#5 Post by Tom Roos » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:23 pm

Awesome news, Frank.
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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#6 Post by James Davies » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:48 pm

Congrats Frank! That's fantastic.

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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#7 Post by Vincent Gillespie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:28 pm

Great result, what a great community we have here.

Personally I have only dealt with Paul and Mike Smith (PRS in the UK), who are simply the best (maybe there's a song there) in all ways and Hendrick, with the odd communication over the internet, also superb, so I'm not surprised their input went well.

Long may it continue, now it's back to trying to get that RH door seal rubber sorted.

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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#8 Post by Martin Bruechle » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:53 pm

Karma; The original engine for my 65 just came up last month in Adams list.
Not sure if I want to keep the car ? Decisions...

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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#9 Post by Jay Wiener » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:42 pm

love these stories

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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#10 Post by george kehler » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:16 am

Just the BEST news that I have heard in a long time, Frank !! Would make a nice Registry article at some point !! George
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Re: Another original engine reunited!

#11 Post by George Hussey » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:15 pm

so nice putting the original parts back together and saving another 356. Congrats. I as a youth sold both of my original 1600 and 1600s roadster engines in favor of 912 engines, would love to have them back now
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