Back in December, after completing the running and testing of all of the electrical I got the news that my ZF transaxle was finally ready for pickup. It was a long wait but honestly it was perfect timing for me, because I really didn't need it until I had mocked everything up ahead of time. I finished mocking up the exhaust and modified the firewall to make room for the water pump. I kept it simple and just cut around the water pump, forced the aluminum out for clearance and then fiber glassed the opening I had made. After that I pulled out the motor, and began the long process of getting it all back together. It took a while and there were a few speed bumps along the way but within a couple weeks I fired it up for the first time.