A whole bunch of pics from today
When I showed up at Rich's house he had already moved the engine off the engine stand. He also installed the gilmer drive on the damper. Rich is a master at reusing bits that are around his shop. The gilmer drive pulley is from the Lotus engine he ran. ( in the 80's?) I don't think I actually snapped a good shot of it but we will see.
Bellhousing/blowshield with trans installed for fitting, we installed once with the flywheel/cltch off so we could double check how far the Trans input shaft was going into the pilot bearing. Checked out OK, forward with assembly.
Assembly, bellhousing plate and flywheel
Friction plate and clutch
Throwout bearing and fork
The pinto trans is very light, I picked it up while standing over it and after a couple trys everything slid together, here is a blurry pic of Rich putting in bolts
Then Yoda lifted the motor so we could admire it, no actually we just used the lift since apparently Yoda didn't actually come to help out today.
Rich taking a rest and admiring his handiwork
I spent some time cleaning the roadster, Rich asked why I was wiping off all his Muroc dust. Also just some shots of the roadster.
Back to work! Tight fit!
We removed some of the oil lines, the primer pump was in the way. That is okay though, it comes off.
We were a little worried about the original starter bump hitting the steering box, that does not come off!
step back and ponder
Transmission lined up with/slipped onto drive shaft and we were actually 1/4" past the mount bolt lining up! Hard to see the shaft in the pic
Will come back next year to finish
Started bulge clears steering box just fine!
We will need to work on the clutch fork, it hits the frame, and will probably hit the firewall before engaging the clutch. Yeah yeah, a problem for next year
Just a peek at the clutch slave cylinder
That is all for now, have a happy and safe New Years Eve!!!!!!