Saturday, July 4, 2020

"Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself."

Got the pan out with very little fanfare and got to work on it.  One immediate distraction was the rear brake line to the "T".  I fiddled around with it for a bit trying to decide if I was going to relocate the mount (I've decided to leave it the fuck alone) and then I tried to figure out how to get a new line both into the two holes and not mangle the shit out of it in the process (I failed at this part).  Once I felt like I'd had enough, I moved on to the real reason I took this apart.
My paint pen markings were, for the most part, spot on and I only had to put the pan back once to validate fit.  I got all but three of the pan bolts into the pan with the pan washer/U boat things.  Both sides at the front are going to require some sort of modification to the washers to get them to work.  I haven't worked out which modification I'm going to try first.

I stared at the rear seat kick panel good and hard - debating about whether I should remove the mismatched one and put the new one in...and then I got a fucking grip and realized that chasing that rabbit would inexplicably add another year to getting this car running and I let that nonsense go.  It just fucking bothers me that I'm putting all of this effort into this car and it's not going to be complete or correct.  My expectations are my own worst enemy.

I might get back to this tomorrow - if not, I'll carry on next weekend.  I'd like to get the pan done and check it off the list.

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