I had the car in the shop again for a few other items. The motor was raised about a 1/4" to gain some clearance at the oil pan.
Then I asked them to address the leak coming from the trans. Turned out I have a mix matched set up,the main body is steel and tail shaft is alum. The sealing areas were not in complete alignment causing the leak. A quick bead with the tig to the alum and some surfacing resolved that.
Then it was time to replace the mini spool....another surprize, yeah... Turns out the pinion nut had come loose and in turn caused the pinion to walk/wobble a bit and bounce around some, inturn cracking the bearing support area. So, I ordered a new drop in from Randys ring and pinion(I have a freind who works there,great deal!!!!)
A week later that arrived and was installed,they set me up with a yukon set up good to over 1000hp I am told.
While it was on the lift the exhuast was welded(previosly just tacked)
I really have to hand it to the guys in the shop, they are very thorough.While it was in there hands they noticed 2 other items. Front disks and rotors where in need of some attention so a brake job was done. The other was kind like a ***. I drop it off and 10 min later get a call asking me if I new my fan was cutting into the shroud. Huh was my reply
I did hear a unusual noise on the way to the shop but it wasnt anything that really caught my attention until they mentioned it. Happened in the 5 min drive down there...
I also managed to get 1 of the Tiburon seats mounted before the last trip to the shop.I will get the other one done soon with pics to follow of all of the above.
Next major mech item I want to address is the front and rear susp.
Soon I will be able to start on some of the asthetic items .... I want to have the interior re-upholstered, finish installing the console,tint the windows,etc..