INTERMECCANICA OWNER'S CLUB
The club treasury holds $196.00 following
expenses and the addition of 9 new members:
Gas Tanks and Senders
N. Campbell confirms that 69 Camaro
tank works well. Weld Italia sender to pick-up and do without warning--lite(late model).
Note that late senders have slip-on terminals (early type is of different construction and
has two screw cap terminals) and that resistance ranges from 300 ohms down to
approximately 10 ohms. D. Hamelink used a 70 G.M. tank that was a close fit. A circular
plate of metal was cut from plate stock (with O.D. to fit tank float hole and I. D. to fit
sender) brazed to tank and tapped with holes to fit sender. He made a gasket and put
rubber washers on the bolts.
S + V has got 'em - call Joe Vos
New member Jack Castor has sent in
lots of useful info and the whereabouts of ]-.'I cars, historical and technical data,
number of cars made, colors used, bibliographic references, and a description of his 1972
visit to the factory. Some of this will be passed on to Bill Stamm our literature man.
Movie buffs will have noted the
Apollo coupes that appeared in Walt Disney's "Love Bug" film.
You may also find a few redeeming
scenes in the otherwise undistinguished T.V. movie "'Escape" wherin star
Christopher George tools around in an Italia. Sample dialogue:
Hero-"......and I got separated
from my car."
Sidekick- "I told you it would
Some cars have a brake line Linder
the floor mat. If your mat gets wet the line (and floor) rusts, and you or your heirs may
end up with a parts car. Better check it out!
A few cars were fitted with these
from the factory, viz. Sonny Bono's Omega, now owned by Lex Findley. Peter Shapiro is
attempting to construct some. I seem to recall Larry Simon saying he had a source and Dan
Taylor mentioned Jaguar covers. I'd be willing to bet that some mid 6O's Ferrari (maybe
the GTC-4 cam which looks close body-wise) had some that would do.
Front Springs (Late model with
351 and A/C)
A non-clubmember reports that he had
excellent springs made by Mr. Tinney at Atlantic Spring and Manuf. Co. 3380 Tulip Phila.
19134 (215) 743-2000 at reasonable cost. Chas. Wolf says you can contact Profile Racing in
Flemington N. J. for springs.
Speedometer cable (Late model)
Engine Mounts (Late model 351)
Ford C3AZ6038G (H is left)
Drive Shaft (Late Model 4
Ford C9ZW4602-E shorten to fit. L.
Burnett has a new one available
Transmission Support (Late
Model 4 speed)
Wheel Bearings (Late Model)
Ford COAZ 7526-A Front
C9Z W4009-E Rear axle
Upper Control Arm Front (Late
Fiat 4099151 (Right front) (Fiat
1800) Bushing Fiat 4045093 Purchased with assistance of Tony Vidoro at the Camden N.J.
Wire Wheels and Wheel Offset
Charles Wolf is getting into this
subject and may be able to advise others on his '70 Italia conv. with 351 he notes that
its 3" from lug plate to outer edge of rim. He's using a wheel with 4" back
offset. most wheels are 3.5" and the rim sticks out.
Ford Small Block Engine Rebuild
The May issue of "Hot Rod"
has a great write up on the 289/302 engine by Jack Roush. Highly recommended, it includes
such tips as fitting the 11 inch clutch on all engines with a 6 bolt bellhousing and using
351W heads. 300 H.P. with less than 9:1 compression ratio should be just about right.
Wrecks being dismantled currently by
S. Olson, B. Rapasarda, T. Somma, L. Burnett.
Huntington, New York
We have some recommendations for Italia
Italia 351-C Engine: Fram PH-350R
Purolator Per-17 Oil Filter' for a better fit.
Fram CAI-14 Air Filter
Fram 156 PCV
All ltalias: Stant
S071 0il Filler Cap
Stant SP17 High Pressure Radiator
- Engine Ground Strap (Block. to
Frame)-Because of rubber motor mounts engine will ground through clutch linkage. Available
- Late Italia ignition keys can be made from
Dominion NE23 Blank- and Trunk and Door keys from Taylor 167A or H726(cut shoulder bock.)
- Remove carpet on passenqer side and cut hole
that can be filled with rubber stopper or plate to facilitate filling with transmission
- Use 140W Racing Gear Oil for smoother
You might relate this story to other
While rebuilding the door panels I found the
factory door handles held in place by the top of a coffee can and five screws all of"
I will repair Door Panels, Shifter Boots,
etc. for Pumpkin color interiors of late model Italias. Days 212-363-5908 Nights and
Those keys mentioned above can be gotten at
Bellmore Lock and Key Works 2700 Wilson Ave.., Bellmore., N.Y. 516-SU5-3442
The following is an explanation of how to
put in a new clutch without taking out the engine.
(removed instructions, let me know if
you need them)