@monkeepuzzle I had no clue you weren't from here, your photos seem to show you pretty well adjusted to being upside down 😉
Speaking of "child in me", I drive a bright red Abarth with a white roof and mirrors and a white stripe, with an exhaust that farts on upshifts, so... I get you ;). I also used to have a 2003 Civic Si, so I understand the love for older Japanese econoboxes with perfect clickity clack manuals. As I said, can't wait to see it painted.
Oh, and if you aren't sure which color, Rosso Passionale 176/176A has entered the chat 😉
In the fall I finally insulated my garage doors figuring it'd be a little bit easier to heat in the winter (the walls and ceiling are already insulated), turns out it made a huge difference in the winter, and I'd hardly considered that in the summer it means my south-facing doors don't radiate heat into the garage, so it's been much cooler for most of the summer as well.
@monkeepuzzle When I converted my Eagle to fuel injection I threw out all this and more:
There was a bunch of sensors and wiring stuff I can't find a pic of. I also can't find the pic of the old cast iron vs cast aluminum Edelbrock head either.
I replaced the old manifolds with much newer stuff too:
I ended up cutting the end of the new Cherokee header off and modifying it to suit my car.
Tossing all the old crap is so satisfying. I did it to ensure I could also never go back to a carb. FI or nothing at this point. Fuck that Carter Carb, garbage unit.
@urambo-tauro yes! for the car, with a 20+ year old wiring harness they are pretty bent to their positions, and for 90% of them they just fall into place, and then of course the connectors are mostly specific to purpose and cannot be connected wrong. But as you say, a bunch of bright blue tags helped me identify what needed to be connected. Especially as so many had to be tucked up out of the way to get the engine in, they could easily have been lost. And certainly for things like vacuum lines that can cause great annoyance in tracking the issue.
So indeed, for the most part, my tags dont have anything written on them, they are just a tag.
holy carp! in finding pics to answer powerdhound's question, I found this one that really highlights how filthy the transmission was. literally black
and the after
@taylor-martin super easy. becuase I had the head off I just have to align its single cam to "up" and a line, and align the crank to a line. Also easy. Then just push the timing belt into place and tension it.