Pictures of the restoration of my 1958 Eldorado Seville
I took some pictures during the restoration of the engine and engine bay between 2004 & 2005.
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This is the shop in Austria where my 58 was restored. This shot is 360 degree panoramic image.

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The engine was very dirty and all the original gaskets were shot. It had only minor deposits and the bearings showed no wear. Two valves needed some attention. The transmission was also out and needed some gaskets replaced, otherwise it was in perfect condition too.

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The engine was very dirty and all the original gaskets were shot. It had only minor deposits and the bearings showed no wear. Two valves needed some attention.

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The underside of my 58 Seville. 100% rustfree but full of oil from the leaky transmission and the engine. The exhaust system will be replaced too.

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The underside of my 58 Seville. 100% rustfree but full of oil from the leaky transmission and the engine. The exhaust system will be replaced too.

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The empty engine compartment. Here you can see parts of the front suspension. Everything is very dirty. I´ll have a lot of fun cleaning all this...

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The empty engine compartment. Here you can see parts of the front suspension. Everything is very dirty. I´ll have a lot of fun cleaning all this...

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The empty engine compartment. This car is an unrestored example and looks very nice for a 46 year old car.

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Most parts of the engine bay are out and ready to be restored.

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The tri carb setup, before the cleaning.

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The heads.

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The oil pan after the paint was removed.

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the engine out of the car - before the overhaul

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the engine out of the car - before the overhaul

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the exhaust manifold before wire brushing

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and after...

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vent tube

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the incorrectly painted valve cover before...

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... and after wirebrushing

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Its a dirty work to wirebrush all these old parts

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and thats how you look like after a day in the shop cleaning parts...

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My wife Afra helped washing the block with gasoline.

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My wife Afra helped washing the block with gasoline.

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My wife Afra helped washing the block with gasoline.

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Some more parts that need attention

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Some more parts that need attention

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wiper motor

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painting parts

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painting parts

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painting parts

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The heads.

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The heads.

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The heads.

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The heads.

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The heads.

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The heads.

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engine parts

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finished engine parts

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finished engine parts

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the brake booster

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finished engine parts

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the wire brushed engine bay

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the wire brushed engine bay

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the wire brushed engine bay

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parts in the trunk

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cleaning the hood

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the rebuilt engine

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the rebuilt engine

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the rebuilt engine

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the rebuilt engine

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the painted engine bay

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the engine is back in the car

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the engine is back in the car

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the engine is back in the car

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the engine is back in the car

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the engine is back in the car

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the finished engine

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the finished engine

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The trunkpulldown also was repaired - this is a "before" picture

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The tri-carburetor rebuild

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The tri-carburetor rebuild

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The tri-carburetor rebuild

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the wiring in the passenger side door gave me some trouble

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most wires were broken due to all the bending in the door

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I soldered them back together and used heat shrink tubes for insulation

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I soldered them back together and used heat shrink tubes for insulation

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some more electric tape to make sure its well insulated

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all the parts in the car with some tools...

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back together

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the working area in my garage

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the working area in my garage

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everything back together

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2013 - replacing front wheel bearings

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2013 - replacing front wheel bearings

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2013 - replacing front wheel bearings

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2013 - replacing front wheel bearings

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changing oil

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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I installed speed bleeder screws for easier bleeding

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I installed speed bleeder screws for easier bleeding

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Speed bleeder screw installed

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2013 - rebuilding the Bendix Treadle Vac unit

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The rebuilt and restored Bendix unit is back in the car

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The rebuilt and restored Bendix unit is back in the car

© 2017 by Gerald Loidl