The owner of this 58 Edsel convertible decided it was time to get it running again when it was also time to do some major repairs on the garage that it had been resting in for many years.
The front crossmember needed some welding to make it solid again.
The original engine was rebuilt in order to preserve the originality of the unique Edsel casting numbers
1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible 361 V-8 Work performed October 2009 to April 2010 Sublet Machine work to rebuild engine.
Block work: Boil engine block including install cam bearings and remove and replace freeze out plugs. Machine cylinder bores to .030” oversize.
Hone cylinder walls to fit piston specifications. Line hone engine block
Mill and clean up deck surface on engine block and check for straightness.
Crank: cut to 010/.010 Balance and polish crank assembly. Recondition connecting rod’s including remove and replace pin bushings Fit rods and pistons.
Cylinder heads: Mill heads .004” Machine intake ports. Install bronze valve guides. Install all new valves, springs and valve locks
Machine exhaust valve seat and install hardened valve seats (exhaust valves only).
Clean, boil and glass bead intake manifold and remove and replace oil gallery tray.
Other work performed
Rebuild transmission Replace electric shift motor
Complete brake job Rebuild entire front suspension
Replace rear leaf springs Replace wiper motor
Weld stress cracks in chassis Degrease engine compartment and detail