A list of all the jobs to be done during the Mantula build. The green cells show tasks that have been completed.
|Give myself enough space to start working on the Mantula.
|Retrieve the car from storage.
|Move the car from Newport to Bembridge.
|Swap the engine
|Remove the old V8 then trial fit the new Thor V8
|Decide what can stay and what has to go or be moved. Get bonnet to close
|Design air-conditioning system layout.
|Design the new throttle body adapters.
|Plan engine bay
|Design the revised engine bay layout.
|Remove the body.
|How many screws and where are they? Dig out the expanded foam from sill cavities.
|Remove the engine.
|Hoist the engine and gear box out of the chassis.
|Strip the chassis.
|Remove wheels brakes and suspension components. Mount the chassis on sturdy castors.
|Transport to Arch’s Speed Shop for IRS and anti bump steer mods.
|Full rebuild by V8 Developments Ltd.
|Modify aircon pump
|Redesign the aircon pump’s inlet/outlet manifold; possible new machined part needed.
|To be compatible with the Range Rover engine plumbing…
To be continued…