Sorry CN, I forgot to give an update for this weekend. Not much to report. Friday afternoon the ABF Freight truck arrived to pick up the Porsche engine. Apparently they didn't realize that a T T won't ever, in any way, make it up my driveway. The driver and I successfully figured it out though.
Right after the truck left, Reece's arrived with 6 ton of Rice coal. We filled the garage bin with about 5 ton. Then we dumped what was left into the basement bin. All that was enough fun for a Friday.
Saturday was all lawn mowing, yard work and burning the brush pile. Sunday I was to pooped to turn a wrench.
Back to the car...
I'll get some picks of this later but I figured I would have a look at the Torque tube while the engine was out. What I saw was not good, the front bearing is bad. This means we are either sending the torque tube out to be rebuilt or buying a good used one.
Unfortunately, this changes the scope of this part of the project. To remove the torque tube, the transaxle and rear suspension have to be removed. Now I have to figure out if we should rebuild the trans while it's out or not. And, I have to figure out if we should put bigger torsion bars in the rear suspension while it's out.
That stuff will take more time and more money. I don't really want to spend the money right now and I don't have the time.