Old lump out after breakfast
Stripping the old motor
Old thrust bearing carrier (2000/2500) and Dolomite 1850 carrier. Worked except that slippers from clutch fork needed grinding down 1mm (on the non thrust side)
Lightened Mk1 PI flywheel and vitesse flywheel - PI flywheel is actually a touch lighter. Vitesse one is standard weight. So shouldn't be any worse in traffic.
Gearbox cleaned - they do get grubby don't they! - a few weeps addressed with PTFE tap. Overdrive wired onto second gear. Required so I can legally hit 7200rpm in three gears LOL
Engine ready to shove back in.
Helper Ken ... and Humph turned up too ... thanks to all including my wife who helped me drag the old one out on one of her baking trays!
It's in after a bit of a struggle. Started to re-attach stuff but beer and curry intervened at 5.30pm
New lump happily bolted up.
Luckily I have Monday off. I need :
A new high pressure PAS hose
Bulkhead steering column bush
A shorter fan belt - 2000 pulley!!
New seals for my spin-on adaptor or perhaps a temporary fit of the original filter bowl until the first oil change.
Also need to get the rack swapped over and set up and a few more bits and pieces but very happy with what we achieved today.