1) Fixed gearbox mounts
2) Connected battery and turned motor over
3) Created exhaust mounts
4) Removed all suspension components
5) Cut two big holes in the body shell 🙂
First the gearbox mounts, I thought this was going to be simple, fortunatly it was. The rear most mounting holes I could use, I just needed to file the front mount holes out by 8-10 mm. Engine and gearbox are noe firmly attached to the chassis.
As I had fabricated my own engine mounts I wanted to see how much the engine moved. The best way to do this I assumed was to use the starter motor, apart from anything else it would pump the oil round the engine and I can check that everything was working. The engine turned fine, no earth problems, +ve lead is also good.