Battery was mounted so that floor flexed. Cracked fixed and new plate installed.
First break. Front Left. Happy it was in the garage. Snapped under minimal load, mounting tire.
Sent the block out to be re-honed. Its condition was good and main bearings look so good they’ll be reused. The pistons have been coated in order to fill the small increase in cylinder bore diameter resulting from the honing.
Wheel nuts were not torqued. Fortunately the wheel stayed attached for the few laps of the session. Required replacement of the FR bearing, studs and wheel. May be able to have the wheel repaired.
Had the sensor replaced while the box was out of the car. Before installing the transmission, checked the voltage output on the position sensor. Found this sensor provided reverse from expected. Low gears, higher V steps down as gear position increases.
Replaced some seals and the sensor. Looking good for another season 👍
Sensor was original with the box. Proactive replacement while box was out of the car.
To remove the thermostat from its housing, I used a spacer and m5 with a bit of gasket sealer around the housing dish.
Scratch developing into something on the L wing mount. Keeping an eye on it.
The size of the rear control arm rod ends is such that there is NO way to put a wrench on the interior jam nut. The rod end fits into the subframe with no space for a wrench. Terrible.
Resolved by hacking, cutting is too elegant a term, metal from the control arm mount. Next time, will know to look for a control arm with a smaller rod end.