Hiya folks been quite productive lately while also finishing up my days working on the flightline at Nellis AFB. So while I go to work and finish out the day there, I'm already gearing up to work at home. Just crack open a beer and get to work. Enjoy the new updates!
Rear hatch trim and wiring routed. I won't be using my old hatch but will end up replacing it with a lighter carbon fiber one.
Stock interior bar reinstalled along with the weathering strip and trim pieces along the door jamb
Relays and CB's
Ceiling liner, mirror and visors
Wipers and windshield temp installed (cracked and need to replace but just needed to move the glass, lol)
Also at the present moment most of the interior trim pieces including the rear seats are in. Remember I'm trying to keep a stock look and still be quite streetable. Not like I'm going to have people in the back but at least I can put crap back there. LOL
Now the moment you've all been waiting for! The motor is finally off the engine stand and now attached to the cherry picker!!! YES!!!!! Before I hooked up the chains I had to cover and tape up anything that would touch or rub up against the chains. It'd be a hell of a lot better to have barely anything on the motor and just install it but it's even better to replace everything with the motor on a stand. But with it now off the engine stand I can finally replace some last minute stuff that I couldn't!
As you can see from here I'm going to be replacing the rear main seal and the pilot bearing.
I stabbed the crap out of the old seal and pulled it out.
As always new seal and part #
At the same time I pretty much destroyed the pilot bearing trying to remove it. Just remember while doing any of this to be careful not to damage the crank!!!
New bearing and part #
Bearing installed, used a deep well socket to tap in
Rear main seal installed, again just used to old seal as a way to tap the new one in without damaging it
With those finally out of the way I can rest easy and start getting the clutch and flywheel installed.
Hello OGURA! Time to split ya apart and put ya on!
Bolted up flywheel, torqued and cleaned up with brake cleaner.
Now to get my alignment key and start putting clutch disc, pressure plate and cover back on!
Bolted up and torqued
Now for the fun part. Lining up and matting up the tranny and motor. PITA! Good thing for roomates!
After some grunting, sweating, cursing, drinking a bear and cursing some more! Pretty much 20 mins of repeating everything in order again but it finally came together and is done! Tomorrow it'll finally be time to put her in. Right after work that is!
Ready for install!
Alright everyone time to order a pizza drink some more beer and relax. Until then I'll keep ya posted as usual. Clock is ticking cuz I don't have that much time left! Boo!