Engine installed

Last night I put the engine into the bug! Its taken a year...



I used my standard procedure for putting an engine in a beetle: Use a massive jack under the rear section of the floorpan, and jack it right up. Place the engine under the car, using a smaller jack. Rest the engine on blocks of wood (so the smaller jack can remain under it). Lower the car down onto the engine (careful!), then use the smaller jack to fine tune the engine height to slide it on to the gearbox. I have done it enough times with not enough jacks or not big enough ones, to know that a very large jack for jacking the entire car up makes life much easier. Once I had realised i needed to tip the engine up slightly to clear the fan ring, and that I needed to cut a small section out of the valence, it was much easier.