Here are some views from underneath:
The portion of the shaft that was intended for the pilot bearing has been cut off so the drive shaft splines go all the way to the motor shaft bolt, leaving an inch and a half of splines showing. This places the back of the motor about four inches from the firewall leaving room for the air-conditioning, heating, and vacuum lines to run behind. Robert will fabricate the adapter to mate the driveshaft torque tube with the rear face of the motor to hold the coupler in alignment.
With the forward crossmember tack welded in place, work began on the motor mounts.
|The man is artist in metal!|
I may need to do this couple more times, but it's closer now.