Didn't get much done tonight but I got a list queued up for tomorrow. Cut off a little nubbins on the trans, got the new trans mount in and messed with the motor mounts a little more.
New mount looks way less ratchet out than the old one. And my local NAPA had it in stock!
Cut a little tab off the back of the bell housing, it was interfering with setting the trans in place so off it went.
And we cut down the motor mount where it was interfering with the starter, I got a little over zealous and cut where the crossmember bolts to the frame so I'm going to get some angle iron and see how bad my welding skills have gotten.
The is the final look, going to take only the puck and cage off the other mount since it doesn't look like it'll be in the way.
Yeah, the motor mounts will be farmed out to an actual welder. This was just a capped brace over the leftover mount. Since the main structure is still in tact I decided to take a stab at it but the cage and mounts will see the talents of a trained professional.
First and foremost, all is right in the shop again. The old Sansui had some issues a while back, so I dropped it off at a local sound shop to see if it could be fixed. In the interim I hooked up my Kenwood stereo and it looked like this.
Not only did it look like crap it didn't feel right. Considering Dad had that stereo for over 40 years and it's been the only shop stereo I can remember, I'm glad to announce it's all fixed up and back!
Finished up with the new trans mount and set it back into place. We tried to move it farther back on the mount to gain more engine room but it appears we are at maximum driveshaft penetration (gigity)
We also cut the shifter hole and the boot (sorta) fits. We just need to solve the shifter itself issue.
Here's the state the engine bay is in now, looks familiar.
And here's the car. Swept out the shop and it's finally warm enough to work with the doors open. Feels good man.
Didn't get a whole heck of a lot done tonight. Hacked and ground off my nasty weld and cut the mount down a little further. I'm concerned about starter clearance. The new bracing will be handled by our on call professional.