Well, almost finished, I have to put a couple of grease plugs in and finish engineering my remote bleeders for the brakes. It was only through the good graces of my friends at Autosport Seattle that it came together at all, though. When I tried to assemble the right hub to the lower link, it became clear that the lower link was way too narrow. This is a big cast iron piece, so that takes some doing.
John (who owns Autosport) thinks a bearing dissolved at some point in the car’s history, and the hub was bodged to get the car home; the hub carrier on that side was a real mess, as well. Part of the bodge involved tightening everything to a million foot-pounds. John took some time out of his weekend to wield an acetylene torch (and years of experience) to help sort it all out.
It’s all to spec now–excepting the bright red paint on the diff; when new the diffs were just primed, but I cannot find plain red primer here on the island. Most everyone seems to go for shiny bright red these days, anyway, so I’ll blame peer pressure.