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sonett - new transmission mount, addressing rust around engine and under body

It was now time to put the Sonett back together after doing all that work to address the misbehaving clutch. Everything went back together smoothly. It should have too, this is like the 4th time I have had the engine/transmission out in a year.

While the engine was out, I took the opportunity to take care of some rusty areas. I don't think I will have the engine out again before winter and I want the car to go the distance.

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broken transmission mount removed
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did a little clean up work around the bolt holes
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under body is looking a little rough. I just focused on the rusty areas near'ish to the engine
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used wire brush to remove some rust and a putty knife to get the factory "caulk" off the joints
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looking much cleaner already
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Not doing anything to significant hear, just removing loose paint so I can hit it with rust treatmen
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rust treament turns purplish / black as it dries
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primer and paint applied on top of rust treatment
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looking much better
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underside shouldn't have any problems making it through another winter
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new trans mount
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new mount is slightly shorter but seems to work fine anyways
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you can see the old mount was cracked completely through
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I will reuse the old rubber gasket. It can't be purchased anywhere
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new mount installed. A little rust dust fell off during the install
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darned radiator overflow elbow is leaking coolant ever so slowly
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made an exhaust patch out of clamps, metal screws, and aluminum flashing
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mad max would approve

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