A minor miracle occurred, I was posessed by some spirit to clean the ****ing garage
. You can almost fit an integra in that space, damn. I'm threatening a motorcycle lift, and well, something to go on it.
On to the real fun, grabbed a new (reman) power steering pump and all new hoses, and yet another chinois pulley.
The old one had seen better days, I keep saying I'm gonna get the engine bay steam cleaned, but other things keep taking my $$$.
Only on my second pump bracket, though the first one died in spades. If it goes again I'm gonna have our machinist make me a better one.
Mounted up fine, flushed some fluid through the box and tightened things up. DAMN, thats an impressive difference. Suddenly I can turn the wheel. I probably should have done that when I blew the first pulley, the pump must have been seizing all this time and that was causing the pulleys to be ejected.
Got some new shiny in from superbrightleds.com a pair of these
, and some interior lights. Grabbed some scrap 3/16 and welded tabs to the front bumper.
Mounts up nice.
Connected to the factory foglight harness with the connectors off the factory fogs I smashed on the rocks. Because these modules have a full controller in them they do not change brightness with voltage, as the voltage drops they just draw more current to keep things going, then flick off. It's a little weird at first. They're brighter than the factory headlight IMO, makes me really want to do e-codes and harness on this thing.
Finally stripped the back end apart for damage assessment from the crash.
Tow hitch is undamaged except the electrics box, haven't decided if I care. The skid was bent up quite a bit.
Beat the skidplate into shape with the BFH good as new, went down to the JY and grabbed a new rear bumper x-member thing, and new brackets. The plastic cover is ok, haven't found a step guard thing in good condition, really needs it.
Running without the hitchplate, but the skid and bumpers are there. I'm on the fence on the hitchplate, I need to do something about rear recovery and now that I've opened the bumper up and seen how flimsy the aluminum x-member thing is, I'm thinking more about a real steel bumper.
Wheeling again late july, I've got time, but I've got a niner sucking funds and a "new" DD that hopefully will keep my gas costs down a bit.