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November 16, 2023 by Matt

Well, they didn’t change much. Only thing really out of range was the left front toe angle. Still—feels good knowing that it’s all set. As it happened, only 1 out of the 4 techs there today could drive stick. Said it was nice to experience an “analog” car again.

The reason for the alignment was really just to have a baseline. I have new outer tie rod ends to install, and Megumi’s steering rack to clean up, and I contemplated whether or not to install them first, but realistically, the rack swap is going to have to wait until the engine comes out. The FSM specifies removing the rear engine mount as part of the process, and that’s legendarily difficult. Heck, it was hard enough to remove with full access when pulling Megumi’s engine.

I really want to order the timing belt and clutch kits to continue the engine refresh, but barring a windfall, those will have to wait until after the holidays.

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