Using a 4 way lug wrench to keep the carpet propped on the passenger side to air out. Some sticky residue was under here, looks like somebody spilled a big gulp. Thankfully only a couple small modules under here, which I have to replace if need be.
The first start and drive is always a big-grin day. Congrats!This is the most important pic from the weekend. Might not mean much to you on first glance, but I know the mileage did end in 5 as of yesterday morning. As of yesterday afternoon I have driven the car 2 miles. Mostly in my short driveway and a quick blast to the neighbors driveway and back to make certain it shifts through some gears. Engine sounded rough initially. Gave it a quick Italian tune up after it warmed for about 10 minutes. Valve train noises now seem to be in an acceptable range, it's idling along like a sewing machine. Engine and trans are strong and will easily break traction on dry pavement. Vibration when coming to a stop, likely worn engine and trans mounts. It's alive!