After the car had been sitting for a few weeks and the engine re-work was completed the big effort went into stuffing the new engine into that small space! That was an easy task... or so we all thought... What we had all failed to notice was that the original engine had a rear oil pan and this new engine had a forward pan. And there was no conversion pan available. So this was going got require a bit of re-designing of the steering system. No it was going to need a COMPLETE re0design on the steering system and the brake system. Which of course led to a whole new set of problems we had not considered in our original plan. There was no way round putting in a completely new rack & pinion system... I was going to get power steering even thought I had not budgeted for it.
Oh, yes we did have a budget when we started, we also had a time line... $5,000.00 parts and labor, and a 2-4 week build time. We were already into week 6 and I started to see a pattern appear here. We had a task, that would produce three problems and no ready solutions! hmmm... tasks producing three problems... I hope this isn't a real pattern developing!
Monday, April 6, 2015 1:00:00 PM
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