If Taylor is here in California, a closer crankshaft specialist would be Sammy Hale in Novato. Hmm - a little web searching brings up a Yelp page saying that Hale's location at 16 Pamaron Way Ste G is closed; does that mean that the shop has relocated but is still open, or that Hale is no longer in business?Bob Fernald just told me about a shop in Tennessee that can often bring such a crank back via welding and chroming.
Now that you've got everything home and have had a good look at things I would strongly advise you to come up with how much you want to spend in total. Not how much you think things will cost piece by piece, but whats your "all in" budget. Even if you want to "just get the car running and driving, not restored" you're looking at a lot of dough at this point. I know, as my Spider is about to be awakened after a 40 year sleep and it was complete, pretty original and was rust free. All its needed was hydraulics and an engine rebuild (although its not on the road yet, so who knows if murphy is just around the corner). And it hasn't been cheap nor easy (sourcing things can be a pain, timewise and cost wise for even simple mechanical components). I'm not a dealer nor a flipper but a life long hobbyist that has dabbled across multiple marks, mostly from the late 50's and 60's. The mistake I've seen over and over is that a car arrives like yours and money starts to be spent on "obvious things" like reconditioning the crankshaft (or even sourcing a spare from somewhere), then other unrelated pieces...or heck, even just focused on things for your engine. Soon, you're into it for a couple of grand with very little to show and a whole bunch more to go.....as in tens of thou. Literally with these cars in the condition you find yours it jumps into those numbers pretty quick even if you're doing most of your own wrenching. There is ALOT to do with your car - from the pics virtually everything is going to need some serious attention (although your interior looks pretty good!). So, if you do jump in headfirst, and I'm not suggesting you don't, make sure your prepared to drop $20/30K and if your going for a nut/bolt restoration, double that. The good news is that this forum is very helpful offering knowledgeable advice, support and sometimes spares. These cars are pretty simple - most things bolt off/on in a pretty straightforward way. Best of luck
make sure your prepared to drop $20/30K and if your going for a nut/bolt restoration, double that.
Don: Is it Dan's numbers that you politely disagree with? Because it isn't obvious how your and Dan's estimates differ.DPeterson3 said:I must politely disagree with Dan.
The car you show in your pictures will require $20k - $40k just to drive around, and not nearly restored....I'm expecting to spend $50k - $80k on a best-in-show restoration.