Have done some basic stripping down today (oh matron).
Here we have the lucky donor (rotted beyond use)
And the willing recipient. Still needs paint doing, but want to finish engine testing etc first so I don't destroy new paint. Spent the past few months welding it up, no filler/niceness done yet!..
Removed old mount and re-threaded all the spare holes on the block. Some of them will be used for the new mounts. Note shape of the sump - probably going to be a challenge.
Same on this side, and power steering removed. All the exhaust heat shield botls, and the lambda sensor came out first time.
This is the challenge. Can shorten by 10cm by doing this http://the-mite.com/mite18.htm
but may not be enough for a dolly.
Many challenges ahead including:
Fitting the bloody thing in there
Gear stick position
Radiator, and where the hell that goes
Injuries so far include:
A black eye from the engine crane a few months ago
Splinter in eye (somehow got round goggles)
I'll keep both lists updated..
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