I finally conquered the spring plate installation - what I was doing wasn't working so I tried a couple of other approaches until I found one that worked. The bolts will need to be swapped out for the shorter version with the proper strength - I plan to do that once it's installed and assembled so I don't have to worry about it popping apart on me.
The engine arrived about an hour into the 4 hour delivery window - pretty good timing - I didn't have to wait around for 4 hours.
Popped the lid off and found everything wrapped up very nicely.
First oder of business was to inspect everything and swap out the air cleaners to the RamFlo units I bought. Lower profile and better breathing.
There are no sled tins but I have a set to install with the industrial tins.
It's going to stay on the pallet until I'm ready to install it.
I put the transmission on the bench, installed the mounts and looked it over to make sure it has a Type 3 hockey stick and check out various other pieces of what I requested.
I won't be doing a whole lot more until next week - I ordered a couple of parts from Germany that were due today but it's not here - I had to put a trace on it because it hasn't moved in a couple of days. I might find out tomorrow what's going on with it. Until the box shows up, I can't finish the install...not a great start. If I get to the point where I need something to do - I've got tons of under body cleaning to do - I've been very slowly removing the super old undercoating. I could easily spend three or four days working on that alone.
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