Where to start?
This little beast was purchased for $200 from my fathers friend. It was intended to be a grocery getter…and still is!
It’s a G200 HC-E (1.3L) 3dr equipped with zero factory options.
So to cut a long story short; the engine was running well for about a year then died during the summer.
We proceeded to change the head gasket and radiator + all hoses, when my brutish father snapped a head bolt off in the block.
So there it sat for a year with a blanket over it, until a few months ago we finally got around to removing the engine.
The machinist assessed the engine and said it needed new pistons, rings, all bearings, crank polish and a re-bore. The head also needed work.
So we threw the cash at the machinist for a full engine machining and head refurbishment.
After all that I got to reassembling and tidying up the engine. But I came across a head gasket sizing problem and end up purchasing a custom copper head gasket.
Then on to ordering all new original Daihatsu parts, seals, gaskets, etc, etc…Here’s the rebuild thus far:
Ceramic enamel painted in aluminium silver.
Head fixed to block
More to come!