1957 356 A Late T1

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#31 Post by Chris Makaritis » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:59 pm

Hello to everyone!

After several years this is the current state my 356 is in.
Moving along slowly but I believe quality work.

I would like to ask for your help in locating sound deadening insulation for the engine bay. Any suggestions on where to locate a complete set that resembles the original?

Also looking for the rubber seals that go under the square part of the exterior door handles.
I got the whole set and unfortunately it came with the oval shape that goes on the T2.

Thank you!
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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#32 Post by Jim Clement » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:52 pm

Chris
the square handle rubber is widely available.
i got mine from International mercantile
question.. where did you get your trans cover ?
I have completed my restoration.. with a few still outstanding items, one is that trans cover, mine is different.. and not correct..
if you need any reconstruction pictures.. let me know.

Jim
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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#33 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:44 pm

That looks impressive, very nice work! Make sure you test fit the engine with the large oil filler before slamming the engine lid closed !
Jules

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#34 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 pm

Jules Dielen wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:44 pm
That looks impressive, very nice work! Make sure you test fit the engine with the large oil filler before slamming the engine lid closed !
Large oil filler is only a problem on the single-grill open cars.

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#35 Post by Harlan Halsey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:49 am

Stoddard is out of stock on the square door handle rubbers. I got mine a few days ago from International Mercantile. Call them.

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#36 Post by Chris Makaritis » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:19 am

Jim Clement wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Chris
the square handle rubber is widely available.
i got mine from International mercantile
question.. where did you get your trans cover ?
I have completed my restoration.. with a few still outstanding items, one is that trans cover, mine is different.. and not correct..
if you need any reconstruction pictures.. let me know.

Jim
Hello Jim,

I got the tunnel cover from
info@vintagetoys.it
Several years ago for 140 Euro. They are in Italy.
Hope this helps.

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#37 Post by Chris Makaritis » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:27 am

Apart from the sound deadening kit for the engine bay I am looking for, I also have a set of Carrera GS gauges that I would ideally like to trade in for a full set of refurbished A+ condition gauges for my car. (In Kms).
I could recondition these but maybe someone is interested in original Carrera instruments.
Any suggestions on that?
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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#38 Post by Chris Makaritis » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:31 am

Harlan Halsey wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:49 am
Stoddard is out of stock on the square door handle rubbers. I got mine a few days ago from International Mercantile. Call them.
Thank you Harlan!

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#39 Post by Jim Clement » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:42 am

Chris, where did you get your transmission cover ?
 

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#40 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:57 am

Answered in post #36.
Chris; I can't tell from the photo, but are your upper trans mount bolts installed correctly? With bolt head inside the case. Otherwise you won't get your engine in.

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#41 Post by Chris Makaritis » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:22 am

Hello Vic,
Thank you for the heads up.
Here are more pics of the transmission.
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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#42 Post by Vic Skirmants » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:37 am

Turn the upper mount bolts around. Bolt head inside the case, NO washer. Washer and nut OUTSIDE the case.

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#43 Post by Chris Makaritis » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:25 pm

Thank you Vic.
Appreciate the input.
Any suggestions for the engine bay sound deadening?

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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#44 Post by Jim Clement » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:02 pm

I see that you have the metal cups for the transmission mounts
Question for you / others.. were these metal cups on all cars ? when I originally got my car it did not have them, but my rebuilder (jack Morris) did put them on for me.
I am wondering if they were on specific years, or on all 356's ?
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Re: 1957 356 A Late T1

#45 Post by Vic Skirmants » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:16 pm

They were not on the early 1956 cars.

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