We got a lot of new deliveries this week, so Mike should have plenty to work on this weekend. To start off with, here’s the new shifter he got from Very Cool Parts. To quote Mike, “it’s just too pretty to cover up,” so I guess it will be installed exposed so that all may admire its beauty. Ahhh, men and their shifters…always wanting to show them off!
Mike removed the rear drive from the transmission (as he only needs the front drive for the rear wheels). A cover plate will close up the back of the transmission where the rear drive used to sit. The engine is now being held in place by the transmission, but he still needs to order the bolts to hold them together (which have been sort of difficult to find).
After months of waiting, the transmission has finally made it back from Colorado where the Quaife differential was installed. As soon as is came off the truck, we lifted it up into position so that Mike could start working on it before attaching it to the engine.