Maurizio's project (Italy): 356 SC '63

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Maurizio Santini
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Re: Maurizio's project (Italy): 356 SC '63

#31 Post by Maurizio Santini » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:18 am

Dear Doug, you're totally right.

So, almost all suggest me to avoid (the supposed to be installed at factory) European heaters in consideration that (sadly) I have none of the parts of it installed on my engine! We had search for the parts in the last weeks and found some, but (as you pretty know) have proibitive costs.

The car will be used in Italy (where this heater was never installed), not too cold climate. In this car had existed an USA time in which formally "you" have domesticated the engine to USA standards. Let leave as is for now. My information is that, when and if, I would convert it to that late heater system, is doable without too many efforts (apart the cost).

At this stage of the restoration, the budget have to be used for critical areas, where indeed there are only one way to do it right.

Anyway comments are always welcomed. Stay tuned... Soon I will post about the original (and rare) washer pump. That's a true part that deserve total attention.

Cheers, Mau

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Re: Maurizio's project (Italy): 356 SC '63

#32 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:23 am

You could always buy the Bali Blue/tan Euro heat SC that I know of. It had new Euro heat exchangers installed about 10 or 15 years ago. It doesn't have a sunroof or electric windshield washer though.
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#33 Post by Maurizio Santini » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:39 am

Well, I may considering only the exchange one-to-one of the heater system, not more than this :wink:
You can't private me of the delightful (sadistic) experience of restoring a 356.
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#34 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:43 am

I did one completely as my retirement project. Too old to do another one or I would redo my red Outlaw in the original Dolphin Grey/Blue interior. But it was something I had always wanted to do. And lots of fun. I learned a lot about the specifics of the car which I didn't know when I started.
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#35 Post by Maurizio Santini » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:45 am

Gosh, sometimes I think also my car will be ended when I will retired as well, but not intentionally!

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Re: Maurizio's project (Italy): 356 SC '63

#36 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:49 pm

Doug McDonnell wrote:You could always buy the Bali Blue/tan Euro heat SC that I know of. It had new Euro heat exchangers installed about 10 or 15 years ago. It doesn't have a sunroof or electric windshield washer though.
Generator wires laying on the pulley; VW oil filler cap, no breather hose. Nice.

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Re: Maurizio's project (Italy): 356 SC '63

#37 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:17 pm

Picture is from several months ago when it was being awakened from a 10 year slumber. Euro heater hoses not on it yet when I took the picture either Vic.
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