Monday, August 15th
New parts, including the new, blue reduction gear went in today:
After some prep work, the damper plate and bell housing went on in the morning, and the gear was lifted aboard. After lunch the gear was manhandled into place, attached and filled with fluid. The newly built flexible coupling arrived while that installation was in progress. The starter was re-attached and the motor was lowered back down on the motor mounts.
Through some quirk of the ether, we’re able to pick up an occasional, weak cell phone signal here now.
This is a shot with the temporary coupling installed, ready for alignment:
The last step tomorrow morning will be completing the alignment and re-installing the flexible coupling.