Welp... One of two final updates in this thread. Sorry for dragging it on and on...
Gear lash didn't get set due to lack of proper sized shims. New shims arrived today, didn't get out of work in time to go finish up the rear-end. Brake line didn't come in either
, so I bought some ATF(merc V) and started filling the trans. I'm 2 or 3 quarts short of having it completely full, but that doesn't matter. I was scared shitless about the exhaust manifolds leaking after the hackjob repair
I did on one, and how much the pipes fought me going back on. I started it....
Oh how I missed the sweet sweet 4.6L rumble
. It seriously brought a tear to my eye
, knowing I am so close, yet so far away from having it on the road. The good news, is that it still runs, after three or four weeks of not running(whenever I started this thread
). I'm as giddy as a school girl again
. I can't wait to go lay a little tread at the quarter now!!!!
As a bonus, (Ben will know what I'm talking about) the strange 1200 rpm resonance I had is now gone. Methinks that the old TC I had was a touch off balance, but no matter. My new marauder will be more than sufficient!