Saturday August 6, 2016 Guerneville CA.
Lower the engine
After some consideration I decided to lower the engine a half inch as it was a bit high in the front and the fan was a bit high too. So I found a piece of half inch metal and cut it to fit.
Fan blades are looking better
That gas peddle bracket problem
I hadn’t thought of a solution to my gas peddle bracket hitting my transfer case shifter, but this morning, I realized I could make the bracket pull horizontal instead of vertical, so that would clear the transfer case rod.
Here’s the gas peddle bracket in place and ready to hook things up to it. I need to hook a cable to it that will run the TBI unit. This bracket changes it from a metal rod to a cable which will be installed on the left on that bar there.
Messing with the transfer case shifting rod
The next thing I worked on was moving the transfer case shifting rod, which is just above the gas bracket. It was hitting the gas bracket and also the exhaust manifold. I really didn’t want to mess with this rod as I remember what a pain it was getting the transfer case to shift properly the first time I built it.
Never the less, I took it off and applied some calculated bends in the rod and put it back on. It looks ok, but I won’t be able to adjust it all the way until I can move the van. Good enough for now.
Taking a long time
It took a lot longer to mess with this stuff today than I thought it would, but I took my time and am trying to do it right so I don’t have any problems later.
Even though today was slow going, I was satisfied with the work I accomplished to get the engine going. It’s taking longer than I thought it would, but that’s pretty normal for this kind of stuff.
I’ll be back at it tomorrow and should get pretty close to engine fire up, I hope, as I’m getting tired of working on this project.