Build Day 8 – engine, gearbox & diff

The eighth day was the first full day on the build and the first with extra help. Long and the short of it is the engine, gearbox, propshaft and diff are all in.
Had the typical mix of issues where stuff was a tight fit or didn’t quite line up. But nothing a little pushing and pulling and a mallet wouldn’t fix. First challenge was the car being in the wrong place in garage and too high to be able to get the crane in. Ended up putting the front wheels on so we could put it on the floor and move the back of car (Which has no wheels at the moment) around using the crane. Once in place it had to go back on the axle stands. The process of putting the engine and gearbox in went really smoothly with no major issues. Just a bit tight with both going in as one unit.

 


The diff was a bit more fiddly due to poor access and it’s heavy to get into place while trying to get bolts and washers in place.

 

Going to have a fun few evening this week trying to work out how to connect up all the hoses and leads to the engine.

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