Over the weekend, James and I spent some time getting the rear engine/transaxle mount replaced on the green Sera, which we call Sera II, since it was the second one purchased. This mount is just above the exhaust pipe, so it dries out pretty quickly. The failed mount creates a serious engine reverberation in the cabin that makes your head feel like it's about to explode, since the interior is basically one big glass dome. It also puts strain on the other mounts, so replacing it is always a good thing. The replacement mount is cheap - we purchased a Westar EM8169, and it was a direct replacement with no modifications needed. We already did the replacement on Sera I, so this was our second go at it. It's a fairly straightforward install, and both cars now hum along nicely.
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Made a bit of progress this week - the roof box is bonded completely and the replacement A-pillar trim pieces and windshield have been installed. The bracing you see in the first photos is used to lift up the roof area of the underbody while the windshield adhesive sets. Believe it or not, the windshield on these cars is a structural component, so some support while installing them will help to prevent future water leaks. The windshield reveals are currently at the powdercoater for a more permanent finish than the typical paint that they have on them. The quarter panel is back on and we will be ready to re-hang the doors after the holiday weekend. I'm ready to be reunited!
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