Ok, so i got some more parts slapped back on. For starters, the steering box is back in, along with the p.steering pump, tensioner and idler pulley:
The York compressor is now back on the motor as well:
This i thought was worth noting. The 88-91 460 and the 92+ each have their own water pump pulley:
Its difficult to see in the photos, but the 92+ pulley has 1/8" more backspacing than the older pulley. It also has a different hole spacing, so it cant be interchanged with the older pulley, you have to run the pulley thats meant for its specific water pump.
But why is this relevant? Because i switched to the 92+ water pump, because i want to run the 92+ oil cooler. The 88-91 water pump has a 2" outlet, and the 92+ has a 1-7/8" outlet. I need the smaller ID outlet to fit the smaller lower radiator hoses for the later model (92+) water-to-oil cooler. it would also appear that the hole for the alternator tensioner is in a slightly different spot on the newer water pump, and the alt must be moved up on the later model accessory drive, because the tensioner bracket is different as well, and neither would work with my hybrid setup. So i modified the older one slightly, and then finally, the accessory drive was complete!
So at this point, i need to get back down to ground level. its time to install the transmission.
One new torque converter, from Broader Performance:
And then of course, the modified trans crossmember and new trans mount:
...and just like that, the transmission is officially back in its home once more!
So this is where i called it quits. Tomorrow ill hook up the trans cooler lines, shift linkage, NSS, vent line, vacuum for the modulator, and then i can move on to reinstalling the doubler! We're getting ever closer to firing this thing!