the good... the car runs, everything is together and after some tense moments and trial and error wirings, the car started and ran.
I drove it (the first time ever really driving stick) and didnt kill it until like my third time around the block when i was making a right turn up a hill from a stop with no powersteering(read on), i would have done better but im trying to baby the clutch since it cost more than the tranny did.
the bad... the clutch has to be on the floor to shift and the idle is at 2000rpms
now here is the fun part...
power steering isnt working (i think i need more fluid and maybe a new hose); there is a coolant leak, but i know where that is coming from; and there is tons of rattling under the hood when the car is moving. i think the rattling is from one of the loose brackets under the hood, but its still bothersome.
so now, i need new balljoints, new p/s lines, and axle boot rings
...this day has been was too bittersweet for my liking