VW 1835 Engine Test Stand Running

Finished the Engine Test Stand and went through the break in procedure for my new 1835 Engine. Everything went smoothly and the engine is running great. Got the Transmission out and am ready to set up the Hydraulic Clutch line. Making good progress.

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