Tuesday, September 26, 2017

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

With the engine and transmission en route, I figured it was high time I get my shit together and get this subframe back together.  I started off the day with good intentions - figured out the proper angle for the spring plates after a decent bit of research.  I mounted the subframe in the car with the intent of getting both spring plates mounted and ready for the transmission.  Then I discovered that there was (somehow) still sand in the subframe and that sand had made its way to the splined section/middle of the subframe.  I'm a bit puzzled at the sand - I spent an hour blowing that shit out of every crack and crevice in the subframe and when no more was jostled out of the various cavities, I had considered it done...although today's exercise proved me wrong.

So the subframe went through a vigorous cleaning and it's now drying out...I'll check it tomorrow for additional sand and, potentially, try to get it put back together.  To ensure that I make some worthwhile progress tomorrow, I'm going to start with the fuel tank draining and mocking up where I want to install the fuel pump.  The 8mm nipple will arrive on Friday - would be nice if the rest of this mess is ready to go...one thing to check off the list in anticipation of the big engine install.

I was hoping that I'd have made more progress than I did...but sometimes things just don't go the way you plan.

Pivot and persevere...

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