Try as I might, I just couldn't keep my hands off it...........also installed the A/C compressor and rear support brackets, flex plate and harmonic balancer.
Victor has to work again tomorrow. I told him he has to save more because this car is going to cost him......besides he still owes me.
I don't think he appreciates the time I'm spending on it. He'* convinced I'm doing it because I like to do it. Little does he realize I'm doing for him. Some day he will realize that......I hope.
Tomorrow the LIM will be installed.
I do not think, even if we manage to reinstall the engine in the car, that it will be done and ready to drive before I leave. Sure I could rush it but then I would be taking a huge chance that nothing will go wrong during the next 6 weeks of break in. Victor is not experienced enough to recognize potential problems that could occur after such a major rebuild.
I plan to do as much as possible and then finish up for the start up when I return Mid June. Better I'm home during the initial running. I need to drive it a little bit for check out.
I have too much invested in this car right now to chance it.
Please someone tell me where that stud goes.
I think I may have overtorqued the flex plate bolts after all the discussion about the correct torque. I went to 11 ft-lbs and then rotated 90 degrees instead of 50.
Do you think I should chance they will be OK
I think I will reorder new ones on Monday.