June 3, 2003
is back. Lance Willsey is the proud owner of the ex George
Barber owned (Barber Motorsports Park), Peter Gregg and Herb
Whetenson driven 904.
we did a complete paint and body restoration for Shane Mattaway,
the previous owner.
didn't want any mechanical work done because he needed to
sell the car.
wants the car mechanically restored, which will include everything,
minus the paint.
you'll see are of the 6 cylinder street engine, which will
stay in the car. Lance recently purchased the original engine
from this 904.
in the past, the old Nedella axles were replaced with CV's
(this is a good thing).
points to three 6 mm studs which mount two ignition coils.
These are used for the twin plug 4-Cam engine and the 6 cylinder
twin plug. With the street engine, (single plug) the coil
is mounted elsewhere.
points to the original filler, which is welded closed. The
new filler, (after market) was installed so you could add
oil during a race without lifting the bonnet. Another good
points to the original breather tank. This tank is now chromed,
but should be satin black. Note the square tubing, this is
a brace from the roll bar to the shock tower. If you remember
in chassis 904-090, this bar has also been attached to the
lower portion of the tower.
right picture, the arrow points to the location of the starter.
You can see that the bulkhead has been cut so the starter
will fit. The reason this was done was because this transmission
is designed for a 907, even though the transmission retains
a S.N. 906-157. You'll see another picture later in the update.
the throttle on the street 911 engine is different from a
mid-engine racecar, a bell-crank has been added for the throttle
to work properly.
points to the chassis where the suspension was forced into
the chassis pickup points. This area will definitely need
repair(probably from the crash at Sebring). The right picture
shows a better view of the bell-crank.
on the injection stack had to have been bent for this kinda
mickey mouse system to work.
of mickey mouse.... The picture on the left shows the muffler
straps, which have holes drilled in them. They are bolted
to the back of the transmission. With the kind of vibrations
you get when you race, this mounting system would last about
an hour before falling off. Now you can see in the picture
on the right, the position of the starter and how much of
the bulkhead had to be removed (not cool).
two pictures show the position of the starter on the 907 type
housing and the 906 type housing (big difference, eh?). The
only explanation would be that in a crash, the original gearbox
was hurt. The 907 type was the only one they could find, so
they made it fit, probably at some race.
assembly looks pretty good and the oil system is correct.
had problems shifting because the lower chassis channel was
bent into the shifting shaft.
arrow points to a 911 motor mount that has been positioned
on the center bulkhead. There is also one on the other side.
These receive the 6 cylinder type engine mount. The lower
arrow points to the original 4-cam, 4 cylinder engine mount.
The picture on the right shows the street stock flywheel and
clutch assembly (very heavy).
are both the hub flanges. The one on the right is missing
emergency brake parts, which means only one side worked.
points to the fuel pump which is for the mechanical injection
engine. The car would normally have two Bendix style fuel
on the left is the area between the two seats looking from
the engine bay (needs help).
a better look of the structure that's bent.
must have been derived from a 914-6 and then chopped up to
headers undoubtedly worked, but how efficient were they? The
pipes are dented and uneven.
the 911 motor mount (kinda). The arrow points to the starter
clearance area. They didn't even weld a taco brace in the
taking the rear apart, while Martin has finished with the
should be Dow brown in color, not black. Note the oil line
on the side. Someone had a great idea to use an oil pump and
cooler at one point. This is now not plumbed, but the oil
line is evidence (cool racing stuff for those days!).
we know that this car was wrecked in Sebring and that Peter
Gregg was the guy that did it. We'll show you where the chassis
was bent up, but only when we took the suspension off (the
same right side) did we notice the upright had been broken.
point to the big ol' welds where it was fixed. The lower control
arm was bent and kinda straightened.