Update: I’m waiting on a new A/C compressor (ok, a used one, but it’s new to me). The A/C compressor for 2005-2010 cars will not work (too short) with the S & R hydroboost + alternator relocation kit. Nor will the stock 2000 GT compressor, which is a real bummer because I’d planned on using it for this build. Anyway, I’ve gotten word that the alternator has been re-pullied (yay Dustin!) and between that and the A/C pump, I should be able to call the front of the motor complete shortly.
I’m also proceeding with my 6 volt battery mounting brackets (see photo album above for the first shot at these).
The engine bay painting has begun and will proceed to the rear of the car (full under-body coating as well). I will be using a base of POR15 for the metal, covered by either Rustoleum grill paint (high temperature paint) or covered by Herculiner, which will cover everything that’s under the car and not exposed to heat.