Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Aw nuts

Well, we almost got it in...

Transmission lowered onto the motor, AREN"T engine hoists nice...  Slipped right together! 
On the hoist and waiting for help and a motor mounting plate.
A little welding touch up action on the motor mounting plate to help me sleep better.
A long time friend of my son that has recently taken several welding classes came over to touch up a part and teach my son a first lesson in welding.  HOT!  He gave me some refresher comments too.  P.S. auto tint welding masks are awesome!
Some post weld heat treatment to account for weld pull during cooling.

Aw nuts, the original VW mounting bolts are M12x1.5 not M12x1.75 like all the other bolts on the engine.  A quick trip to the hardware store to get the right nuts and then mounting the transmission and motor will be complete.  If you look hard you can see the halfshafts are already connected back on.

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