It seems that every time I get something done I have to un-do it. This time it was the engine and exhaust being installed. I figured out that the engine front assembly was not going to work. I am going to have to get something else. In measuring it I figured out that I was going to have to move the engine back a half inch.
So I had to pull the motors and transmission this weekend. I actually started it last weekend but it took longer than I expected. I had not really thought about how far along I was when I started it. There were the wires and exhaust and everything else that had to be pulled first.
But I got it all out and sitting on the floor Saturday. Now I am going to pull the transmission off and get the engine on the stand.
Since the engine was out of the way I went ahead and drilled the rest of the holes in the firewall and riveted it all the way in.
At least until I broke the drill bit! Sigh… Last one I had of that size too. I’ll have to stop and buy a new one tonight.
While I was at it, I also pulled the exhaust from under the car. This will allow me to wrap the mufflers and the exhaust pipes. I got the heat wraps for Christmas last month. It should keep most of the heat out of the car.