Engine test fitted to body

I’m starting to get paranoid about the engine fitting into the shell- I definitely want to avoid having to adjust the body once it’s painted. Time for a test assembly!

First we have to install the engine into the subframe.

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Then the wheels go on..

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It’s so clean and pretty!!

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Engine and subframe supported with a very special stand, lift the front of the car up, and lower onto the engine. Carefully. With maybe a little bit of swearing when things scrape.

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Lovely. Now we start fitting all the other engine bay bits, like brake and clutch cylinders, radiator, and radiator expansion tank:

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