last time, I was finishing up the engine, and posing my dog for photos
this time, it's engine in time
Step one was clearing out all the parts that have been stored under the car so I could put the car down on it's rear wheels, and lower the front jack stands
all the gear that was hiding under the car. nearly a duplicate of all suspension parts still. I'm planning to get everything running and past emissions testing and re-registered before I lower it and finish installing all the suspension
that tense moment when a huge weight is suspended. check check and rechecked all the bolts and chains, but still tense.
lowered, and alligned. probably went the smoothest of all my engine installs to date. And even alligned the rear engine mount without too much difficulty.
sure, I had to lay under the car with my arm all twisted around, and my foot reaching over to the engine hoist's handle to slowly lift it millimetres at a time
all in and three engine mounts bolted.
the difference in the reds between the engine and car is more obvious here, but.. eh
after seeing it on jackstands for a year, its odd how low it looks now, and it hasnt even got its lowering coilovers yet
For history and timeline sake:
engine was out of the donor car 16-Apr-2020
engine was out of this car 20-Jun-2020