Had a short week in the shop on account of a cross-country road trip with my mother (MA to OR 3177 miles). She's moving out here to Oregon so I flew out to help her with the move. I flew into Mass. on May 1 (Sat. night) at 12am and we hit the road at 11:30am on Sun. We drove non-stop on I-90 until Sioux Falls, SD (~27hrs at 70-75mph) where we got a room and some much needed sleep for the night. Then another 13.5hrs got us into Butte, MT the next night where we got a room. The next day was the most interesting part of the trip up through NW Montana on I-90 and down through the Idaho panhandle. Another 13hrs got us back to Corvallis around 6:45pm on Wed night.
Back in the shop on Thurs/Fri and playing catch up on orders and phone calls and what not. Only got a few hours in on the EV project, mostly small things like torquing the crank shaft bolt, installing the euro T4 oil pump and oil pan. I also installed the new K03/04 hybrid turbo and oil feed/return lines, valve cover and the 120A alternator. Also installed a clutched pulley on the alternator (FWIW). Received the VR6 clutch disc and pressure plate (higher clamping force than the TDI one) as well as the new timing belt/tensioner/roller, so hopefully I'll have some time this weekend to install those and time the engine. All in all it's starting to look respectable: