inspect power steering system, diagnose why pump whines - looked at it - it is either the fitting to the pump on the pressure side, or the suction side of things. I don't care overly right now, so I'm just gonna send it! weld up shift shaft - done, and painted. No pictures because am pleb. Shortened the shaft by around 2.5" to put the shifter back in a relatively neutral position. This is with the shift linkage changed to interface with the stock Protege linkage. I know the MX3 linkage bolts up slightly differently. inspect the jackshaft - Not done, but hard(er) launches have been performed to no ill effects. front strut tower bar - No updates here. New issue - hood release cable has failed. I suspect it was compromised as a result of the fender bender it was in previously. Going to have to pull a cable tomorrow afternoon (or Saturday) to get things operational again. I fabricobbled a ziptie fix together for the interim and am running sans grill.