Week 10: December 17th 2000
Engine Assembly just about complete. I have a problem with the gear reduction starter that I purchased. It doesn't fit flush with the engine block and hits against the flywheel when it is bolted in. After I examined everything, it's obvious that I need to remove some metal from the engine block so the starter will seat properly. I'm glad I figured this out now and not when the engine is installed in the car... yikes. There are also a few more photos of the bodywork that is in progress. Most of the car is masked off but there are still some dents that need to be dealt with etc...
Lifters, pushrods, rockers are installed as well as the intake manifold and plenum. Currently, I am lacking a water pump pulley but it should show up next year:
Flywheel and clutch installed