Anyway after a good rest, I got to work on re-fitting the starter motor and the alternator. As the throttle bodies and the carbon part of the air box take up quite a lot of space the access was limited and these two jobs were quite fiddly and time consuming.
Starter motor got re-fitted first. I need to check the wiring with Derek at CC tomorrow, and also where the alternator brown wire goes to.
|Starter motor re-fitted.|
The alternator was again fiddly to fit, but got there in the end. I then re-fitted the pulley and the belt.
I found it difficult to by an imperial sized 3/8 hex bolt for torquing the main engine mount cap head bolts, so bought a dirt cheap set of allen keys from b&q. The Dremel came out once again - I cut the allen bolt in half and used that which worked perfectly. All the engine mounting bolts got torqued and marked accordingly. I then plugged together the main engine wiring block and tie wrapped it to the scuttle where the front of the battery is - seemed an obvious place to put it as there was a cable tie mount there, but I'll double check this with Derek too.
I then moved onto some odds and ends that I should've done before I went on holiday. Namely the rear brake callipers and brake lines. The passenger side one went together fine, and after a quick post on blatchat I torqued the top black bolts (with some new lactate) that go into the nuts with the rubber bellows to 20nm. I've not fitted the handbrake cable yet. The drivers side rear calliper will not fit though. It seems that it is too narrow to fit the brake pads and then over the disc. So I thinking it may be one of the brake pads that was too thick I undid the work of finished calliper to try these brake pads, but it still wouldn't fit. Another Derek check email job.
|Alternator, pulley and belt re-fitted.|
|Plugging main engine wiring block together.|
|One brake calliper finished.|
|Gear stick fitted.|
|Reverse light switch in place.|
Lee is coming over tomorrow night to give me a hand with the rear wings and stone guards. I'll also try and get the rear indicators on and if we've got time take a more in depth look at the cooling.