|Ferrari Dino 246 Replica (Kelmark)
| Dino was a
brand for mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from
1968 to 1976. The Dino brand was meant to be used for cars with engines
that had fewer than 12 cylinders..
The Dino 246 was the first Ferrari model produced in high numbers. It is lauded by many for its intrinsic driving qualities and groundbreaking design. In 2004, Sports Car International placed the car at number six on its list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s. Motor Trend Classic placed the 206/246 at number seven in their list of the 10 "Greatest Ferrari's of all time".
Production numbered 2,487 GT's and 1,274 Spyders, the latter being built from 1972 to 1974 only, for a total production run of 3,761.
My car is a rare Kelmark Dino - the Kit was imported from America
The Chevrolet Corvair engine was a flat-6 (or boxer engine) piston engine used exclusively in the 1960s Chevrolet Corvair automobile. It was a highly unusual engine for General Motors: It was air-cooled, used a flat design, with aluminum heads (incorporating integral intake manifolds) and crankcase, with individual iron cylinder barrels. The heads were modeled after the standard Chevrolet overhead valve design, with large valves operated by rocker arms, actuated by pushrods run off a 9 lobe camshaft (due to the unique engine layout, exhaust lobes operated valves on *both* sides of the engine), running directly in the crankcase bore without an inserted bearing, operating hydraulic valve lifters, as used on most Chevrolet OHV engines.
The flat horizontally opposed ("flat engine") air-cooled engine design, previously used by Volkswagen and Porsche as well as Lycoming aircraft engines, offered many advantages. Unlike inline or V designs, the horizontally opposed design made the engine inherently reasonably well balanced, so that counterweights on the crankshaft were generally not necessary, reducing the weight greatly. Eliminating a water-cooling system further reduced the weight, and the use of aluminum for the heads and crankcase capitalized on this weight reduction; so that with the use of aluminum for the transaxle case, the entire engine/transaxle assembly weighed under 500 pounds (225 kilograms). In addition, the elimination of water-cooling eliminated several points of maintenance and possible failure, reducing them all to a single point; the fan belt. As with the Volkswagen and Porsche designs, the low weight and compact but wide packaging made the engine ideal for mounting in the rear of the car, eliminating the weight and space of a conventional driveshaft.
Two years after its 1960 debut, the Corvair engine gained another unusual attribute: it was the second production engine ever to be equipped from the factory with a turbocharger, released shortly after the Oldsmobile Jetfire V8.
Aircraft hobbyists and small volume builders, perhaps seeing the Corvair engine's similarity to Lycoming aircraft engines, very quickly began a cottage industry of modifying Corvair engines for aircraft use, which continues to this day. The Corvair engine also became a favorite for installation into modified Volkswagens and Porsches, as well as dune buggies and homemade sports and race cars.
Standard VW with heavy duty rear shocks
FRONT: Brand new VW Disc Brakes (2011)
REAR: Heavy duty drum brakes - handles and stops well
* VDO gauges including tacho, AMP's, Oil, Fuel, Water temp
* Leather racing seats
* Leather dash and leather door trim
* Custom hand built interior
* A full padded roll cage behind teh driver seat
* leather steering wheel
* 255/15 New Rear tyres (2011) - massive 10 inch rear rims
* 225/15 front tyres - New tyres 2011 8 inch rims
* 4 speed gear box - heavy duty gearbox and clutch with special ratios that suit the engine perfectly.
FLOW CHART OF RECENT WORK
2011 - Engineers certificate
New front disc brakes
Jan Kenwood CD player
New Exhaust wilth stainless steel