Good day/Bad day...
The ribs and pork chops, marinated in a special blend of household chemicals, and slow-cooked over a pecan fire, were positively the worst pieces of meat I have ever had the displeasure of not consuming. Wal-Mart meat. Not the usual stuff we buy from the itty-bitty grocery down the road, where they still carry chicken feets and pig knuckles! WM meat is bland, tastless, ultra fatty, has a bad texture, watered down... just garbage. That was a waste of money, and I was surprised my wife bought their meat.
So, while the earth spun, grasshoppers ate my okra, and cicadas sang from the Sycamores, Clay and I poured over the Jeep. It is all buttoned up and ready for the test drive. Clay has to replace a bolt that he was tightening up on the bell-crank to bell-housing mount. The clutch is hard. Don't know why. It's a Centerforce clutch, brand new. I will purchase a new bellcrank ***'y as it is somewhat needed anyway. The clutch pedal has no slack, and the Jeep begins to move immediately as you let off the pedal.
The exhaust has a leak, but that is to be expected. Although Clay tried to make it match up to the exhaust from the 258. I made a video last night for your viewing pleasure, but I think I will bypass that one. I'll video it coming out of the shop and heading out the driveway. Last night's video has the floor fan blowing and the stereo playing... pretty noisy.
Anyway, here are some pics. Clay's homemade, anti-collision electric fan mounting bracket and general work. The intake is Spectre, and not my first choice, but I ruined a perfectly good XJ airbox trying to adapt it to the fender.
Go Fish! <*////><
But the right word at the right time... "Hey, give me a little hug!" That's the difference between lightning and a harmless lightning bug!