Weeks of staring at the partially modified VW front spindle and its need for a large clearance hole to fit the Tesla bearing had me feeling a bit stuck. Fortunately a friend who is a master machinist happened to stop by. “An adjustable boring bar is the tool for you,” he advised. I had seen these odd looking things before without really understanding what they were for, now enlightened this tool seems like a great investment. Buying new tools is always a satisfying experience.
This should help get things moving again, one step at a time.
Meanwhile, the still-gas-powered donor Multivan would like an engine evaluation before I disassemble it since my other camper, the temporary one, has been making upper rod bearing noises for years. The Multivan’s freshly rebuilt engine was said to be burning oil but had synthetic oil during the break in period. So I’ve changed to regular oil, did some maintenance on it and am using it to explore Oregon waterfalls. Hopefully it will still break in properly so the ICE can see a continued useful life in the other camper.