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Very nice, keep up the good work and posting the progress!
 

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Well tonight’s fun was to get some winter preparations done on the Saab. With 211k miles and climbing I️ noticed a bit of engine play. Traced back the slight clunk to the transmission mount located inside the frame rail.



Silly Saab’s


Since I intend to get this one to 300k miles going with FCP to get a new factory mount was the way to go. If I need to replace I‎t again then no money out of my pocket.



New mount in without much of a fuss.



Next up was to replace the dead window shield washer pump which decided to fight me and end up dumping all the fluid on the nice clean floors....well that is one way to christen the fresh floors.




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Just saw this thread, it's awesome. Keep up the good work sir!
 

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Buddy, that's why you put a bucket under your bleeders!
You know if you do it that way it'll miss the bucket, right? :laugh:

Added hose to coil into the bucket is the only way, and even that will somehow get onto the floor. That's what brake fluid does. it looks for the nicest painted surface and aims for that. :banghead: :laugh:
 

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You know if you do it that way it'll miss the bucket, right? :laugh:

Added hose to coil into the bucket is the only way, and even that will somehow get onto the floor. That's what brake fluid does. it looks for the nicest painted surface and aims for that. :banghead: :laugh:
Oh so true!
 

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Despite the snow some solid progress was made this weekend with some insulation and moving things around to get space freed up to move a couple cars inside for the winter. Along part of the goals this weekend was to move in my lathe that was wrapped up outside as well as the Bridgeport stuffed into a storage container....lets just say the Bridgeport did not make it in after nearly getting the fork truck stuck in the snow :eek:

Friday night consisted in machining up the door latch to fit the new door between the east and center bays. Using a 3/8" end mill and the Bridgeport at the shop it made quick work of it. Next was attaching it up to be able to remove the cider shakes holding the doors shut. Next up for the doors is some paint and handles.




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Moving the lathe in was a bit tricky as the only way I could pick it up was by moving the slide to the back of the machine and picking carefully under the ways. Just as I was moving it in from the back yard it began to snow which began to give some traction issues with the big wide tires on the fork truck. Once in I needed to spin it 180° to put the operation side towards the wall as the Bridgeport will face the back of the lathe to catch chips.

Using a hand cart and a couple car dollies was able to rotate the lathe into place and pick it up and place it on the ground. Now time to clean the lathe and wire it up in the coming weeks.






Next up was to move into the west bay and do some cleaning Sunday and move some of the work benches into the center room after a good cleaning. This old green work bench was filthy, using some gun wash and good amounts of elbow grease it was cleaned up to move in and be used as a transmission bench. Along with the benches was to move in the band saw to be able to cut up materials needed for some fabrication projects on the Corrado.








After getting some plowing done, pulled in the truck to chase down some un-wanted guests that had gotten into the heater box. Damn rodents! The truck had sat for a couple weeks out back without any drier sheets in the cab and seemed to attract the suckers.


I see your tell tale sign!


Gross fan parts. After a good cleaning now this should be so much better in the truck. The smell of mice is just terrible!


Being tired of messing with the garage, snow and moving heavy things I decided it was a nice time Sunday afternoon to turn up the Led Zeppelin and go to work on taking apart a Corrado 02A transmission on the new work area to install a Peloquin limited slip differential.



Pulling off the 11mm bolts to hold the 5th gear cover is first means of business. Notice the blue tray with a drain hole to allow any gear oil to drain into the bucket down below, this makes life much easier when dealing with oily items.



After removing the 5th gear fork and two retaining bolts for the 5th gear assembly using a little heat to warm up the gear and then slide off using a puller does the trick.



After removing all the case bolts the next part is to pull the drive flanges off. The drivers side flange you can use two 1/2" steel blocks and the bolts to back the flange out. The passenger side can be tapped off with a dead blow.




With that then the case can come apart


Gear stacks get pulled next after reverse is removed





Reverse assembly



And finally the diff is out, next up will be cleaning and replacing the seals, removing the ring gear and installing it on the new differential. Once that is done the back lash will be checked, a shim will be made up to ensure the correct pre-load and then assembled.


Not a bad way to wrap up a weekend!

 

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Garage progress has been slow the past couple weeks with some work projects taking over the weekends. The major work has been moving things around to get ready for the long winter. Secondgen stopped up and we moved cars around after lots of stuff that had been moved out of the rental office areas that was taking up garage space.

First little thing tackled was to add two more hinges to the door going into the east bay and put some handles on to make opening it a piece of cake, this area will act as overflow for long term projects that might be waiting for major work. Since this area is kept on a different heating zone, put in a gasket at the top of the door to help with the heating costs.




Next up was to add some flair to the doors with all the wall art from the old garage.


The East bay will also work as the wood working/building materials area, some organizing will be needed here at some point once the major stuff is done and some sanity is resorted.



The main work bench needs some love and cleaning but that will have to be a spring project


Once some last things finish up these coming weeks then attention to putting the Corrado back together will be a priority, so it was time to get it pushed hopefully for the last time up onto the scissor lift for putting the MS3 in and interior back into the car. I can say nice clean floors help so much for pushing around cars on dollies!

 

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Gosh I don't know how to tell you this, but your scissor lift needs to be green and tan/brown too. :wave:

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