Finding Abbey and bringing her home was where I experienced my first automotive learning curve. After the monetary exchange and pleasantries, it was time to arrange the transport so my conversation with TD went like this:
Currently, TD has diagnosed much of Abbey's ailments and is curing her of all ills. Because of the knock he heard last fall, and because of the subsequent missions to find out what the noise was, he provided me with a list of "to-do" items yesterday.
|The Project Triangle|
Pull off the front end
Pull out the transmission
Put engine on engine stand
Hot tank engine and inspect
Install valve guides in head
Get new rocker arm shafts
Locate and purchase BW T5 transmission*
Adapt transmission to engine
Install new clutch
Install front end sheet metal and install hood
Replace brake shoes on all 4 wheels
Replace steel brake lines
Buy 8 lug wheels and tires (16x6) (235/85 R16)
Get drive shaft modified and balanced
*BW T5 Transmission = awesome
Me: "Wait, we aren't just going to drive her home now?"
Now makes even ME laugh.
Education. It's a beautiful thing.