Excitement is building

Lots of progress today!

Started with this:
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Took a detour for a few hours, to pull the A-panels and cowls off both cars.

Then, after a few hours, got back to this:
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Engine bay reassembled, heat shields and exhaust reinstalled, GP cowl fitted.
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Driver’s side of my cowl got banged up in the tire wall incident. The paint on this one needs refreshing, but it’s dent-free. And GP-colored!

For those of you who haven’t swapped the cowl on a MINI… it’s a biotch.

Clutch arrived. Guaranteed to fail, or your money back! But I don’t expect it to be a long-term solution, and this isn’t a daily driver anymore, so it won’t see a lot of miles. And, who knows… maybe they’ve figured out how to make them more reliable, after all the failures a few years back. We’ll see.
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Installed clutch, fitted transmission to engine, and started installing other stuff (rear coolant lines, starter). Drained the rest of the fluids. Ready to install back in the car tomorrow!
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My buddy Wellzy is driving down from Ohio tonight, to help me get it buttoned up over the next couple of days. I may be driving on Saturday!

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