Subframe went on yesterday, and suffice it to say that I made it difficult for myself by forgetting to fit the ARB at the same time as the subframe. I thought I would be able to feed it in afterward
then after getting it in, bolting it all up and getting the car off the stands a test drive revealed a knocking coming from under the car.
Well you might have guessed it, yep I put the ARB in upside down! The cranked part that is there to provide clearance was hitting the exhaust downpipe!
By this time I was very tired and in no mood to be going under the car again and this is where the really good mistakes started happening! When we dropped the frame again to turn over the ARB to its correct orientation, the gear selector ball popped off the linkage (unseen by me at this time) then after putting the car back down on the ground, no gears!
By now near total sense of humour failiure had kicked in, and what makes it worse is knowing it's all your own fault! So, car up off thre ground again, presuade on the selector, then back down, another testdrive, knocking over bumps. Arrrgh! Iv'e left the f*cking droplinks finger tight from earlier! Up again, spanner the droplinks and back down again, done. I'm not even going to start about the siezed subframe bolt that sheared off in the bracket earlier on in the evening that had to be drilled out and stud-extracted. I wish I had'nt said to Chris "Ah, its ok this job won't take long!" Twat!
Massive thanks to Chris for staying on till midnight to help me get it all back together.
Worryingly, I'll be let loose at the Ring in four months!
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