This post's learning: The camera on my phone takes lousy pictures. Sorry about that.
No classes at all this summer. Should give plenty of time to work on the car.
|The only purpose behind this picture was to have a record of just how long the dash insert I'll need to make will be. Move along, nothing to see here...|
|I have a flywheel! Okay, I've had it for quite some time -- but I've put it on the motor (part way here -- it was an exceedingly tight fit on the crank and I didn't have the proper mallet to assist it). I did buy the proper bolts.|
|I bought a deadblow hammer at the Pate swap meet (it's the orange one). With that hammer, I was able to finish the flywheel install, install the clutch, and put the bellhousing on. I still don't have the gears for the transmission -- we walked the entire swap meet and didn't see the gear guy. Not sure how we walked right past him without seeing him.|
|Look, a throwout bearing. And orange paint.|
|The only other thing I bought at the swap meet was a lifting adapter. It's attached too now.|
|Once I put the engine in - even if I put it in without the transmission done - I'll want to put the front sheetmetal on to protect it. However, the pass inner fender has a little bit of rust where the battery mount goes. Perhaps it's more than a little.|
|I am too cheap to buy a replacement inner fender and I lack the skill to make a single patch panel. Here's the first of three.|
|... and I failed to take pictures of the creation of the other two. Here I still have some grinding to do.|
|I have a bit more grinding to do here as well.|
|This I just found surprising: Evening Orchid overspray on the inner fenders? I would have expected them to be painted before assembly?|
Seems to me that I've got two major purchases I need to make in order to make
any real progress: The transmission parts that I've needed for quite some time
now, and the paint to get the insides of the front fenders ready to bolt on (assuming that I paint them Evening Orchid -- Crocus Yellow sure would be easier, but it isn't *right* for this particular car; I'd have to get a black top and interior rather than the white that the EO gets).
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