|And this is only the beginning...|
|But wait, there's more!|
|There they are, neatly organized inside of under the vise grips. I must have four sets of these between two boats and my house's garage|
|Useful...to a point.|
|...or to another point...|
|Throttle linkage linked. Vroom.|
Which brings us, inevitably, to yesterday. I hooked up the throttle and gear shifter linkages, an act I consider symbolic of progress, although it's just the latest step. The nut on the throttle arm was a 10mm nut, but as it was painted, I assumed it was something SAE. Nope!
|This seems to work in that the shifter lever is shifting, but I think I should reverse that little bored-out piece.|
So I was well-warned when I repeated the hook-up for the shifter on the hydraulic gearbox. As can be seen, apart from the particle-covered engine, which will be wiped down before first fire-up, there's an unappealing offset to the path of the Morse/Teleflex-style shifter cable. This photo makes me think I could just put the silvery cap on the little universal joint on the inner, rather than the outer, side of the shifter arm and straighten the hell out of that run. I have no evidence it's an incorrect installation; the engine transmission shifter arm came that way...but my developing instinct makes me think I need to get out, again, the metric spanners.
Which, of course, I have to hand.
|Yeah, we'll get back to this level of shiny.|