Posted: August 8, 2014

Recently the engine has been dropping onto 4 cylinders.  It took me ages to find it checking all the wiring.  Eventually I discovered a poorly crimped connector on the B side of the low voltage loop.  Discovered the problem almost by accident when I was about to buy a new coil.  The give away of […]

Posted: October 26, 2013

Lads at Modus are back on the case having found some time and obtaining the new thicker head gaskets.

Posted: October 6, 2013

The next stage of the engine rebuild can start as we have the new head gaskets.  These are a stainless steel construction and are slightly thicker than standard in order to take up the space made by the head skimming.  I will be going with a slightly higher compression ratio so a bit more power.

Posted: September 7, 2013

Still no engine but moved by hand out of the garage into the new workshop

Posted: April 23, 2013

The top mounts for the Urraco and the Jalpa are no longer available.  It would also be the case that no one knows were the originals came from.  There were two types.  When the top mount bearing starts to fail on the front suspension the car wobbles at high speed.  A number of owners have […]

Posted: February 13, 2013

Posted: February 13, 2013

The newly matched pistons and liners are inserted into the block and are connected to the polished crank shaft.  

Posted: February 13, 2013

The small end bearings are no longer available so Modus being automotive genius’ made some.

Posted: February 13, 2013

Modus have put together the pistons and liners ready to insert into the newly cleaned and painted block.

Posted: February 13, 2013