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1963 356B rebuild

#1 Post by Jason Lindquist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:13 pm

I'm going to be rebuilding a 1963 356B that has been in storage for 40 years. Last registered and on the road in 1973. I live in San Diego and am looking for advice and direction for this project. Thanks.

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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#2 Post by Charlie White » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:50 pm

Jason,

Post some pictures of what the car looks like now, you'll get a lot better advice if the people giving the advice can see the current condition of the car.

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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#3 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:16 pm

Hi Jason,
Welcome to the Talk list. Charlie has some good advice.
Let's see what you have, and we'll try to guide you.
PS; that is one ugly kid. :wink:

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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#4 Post by Jason Lindquist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:27 pm

Here's a few more pics. I'm the blonde at 4 years old just before it lost a piston. My brother in the NASA mask. My dad bought it new in 63. Sill have most all receipts. He retired and began to disassemble the car for a rebuild. Everything is marked and in bags. Sadly, he passed away just after dropping it off at the painter's.

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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#5 Post by C J Murray » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:30 pm

Dad had to sell his shoes to get the kid plastic surgery! :wink:
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#6 Post by C J Murray » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:34 pm

Hi Jason- You have to resize the photos to a low definition size. Then click "choose file" under "upload attachment".
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#7 Post by Jason Lindquist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:57 pm

seeing if this works.
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#8 Post by C J Murray » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:13 pm

Wow! Sunroof! Nice. Original touch up paint! Owned from new by dad! You are off to a great start. What was the original color combo and engine spec?
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#9 Post by Jason Lindquist » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:01 pm

Yes on the sunroof. How could you tell? It's black on black. 1600S I think. Have receipts for aftermarket pistons, Isky cam, and an Abarth exhaust. Still have the water transfer. Any good engine sources in the San Diego area?
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#10 Post by C J Murray » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:27 pm

Saw the Golde booklet. Black/black is very good also. I would keep your car original, no outlaw treatment. Especially if you still have the matching number engine and trans. It is going to make a fantastic car, a real crowd pleaser. There are plenty of mutts to do outlaws with but not many well equipped one owner originals with great colors.
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#11 Post by Craig Richter » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:24 am

Jason,
Wonderful project! You'll get lots of help here. When you're done, you'll be the proudest kid on the block!
Not that he needs more work, but see Jack (and Kerry) in San Clemente for motor assembly.
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#12 Post by Jason Lindquist » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:38 am

This is the bad piston. Looking for advice on the rebuild. All new pistons, new pistons and cylinders, big bore, or just replace bad one? Would like to get on the road as a daily driver. Not opposed to upgrades but, don't want to devalue. I think it's 85mm bore. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#13 Post by Jason Lindquist » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:14 pm

Sorry, forgot pics.
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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#14 Post by Vic Skirmants » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:55 pm

That's an old MC 10.5:1 CR. Probably not a good choice today. Also needed major clearance to not "stick" in the cylinder. YES; replace all four.

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Re: 1963 356B rebuild

#15 Post by Jason Lindquist » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Thanks for the reply! I'm assuming the heads were modified for the dome. Any suggestions on a set, bore my cyclinders, pros and cons of aluminum barrels vs cast, etc? Thanks again.
Jason

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