Made some simple brackets out of 1"x1" angle to mount the tranny cooler and mocked it in place. Then I began to get the shifter in place, cut through the aluminum on the console and cut and drilled some scrap metal pieces that are the beginning of the brackets that will brace it to the tubing of the console.
made some simple brackets for the tranny shifter and glued them in place, also started to mock up the trackbar bracket but ran out of gas for the welder. I thought about 4 linking the front but that is just a bridge to far this winter so i'll run the 3 link for one more season.
I could repaint with ceramic heat paint although I have a feeling with the heat cycles these will see I don't believe it'll hold up - is there someone in the area that does ceramic dipping? and what I wonder is the cost to do it?
Pulled the mock-up block out in prep for the new motor. I've also started laying out coolant lines and electrical, and of course a gratuitous front end shot. Electrical sucks. The Advanced Adapter tranny cooler lines are nice, they are a bit long though but that's ok. I'll probably go with braided steel fuel lines too.