It's been a week and not much action, except sit and wait. Apparently the Hyper 9 requires a spacer ring to seat the coupler to the original flywheel position. With the original ICE sitting on my shop floor it wasn't too difficult to figure out. So while in discussion with EV West, I found a shaft collar at McMaster-Carr that matched the criteria. Then EV West asked why I would use a shaft collar when they had one already designed. I didn't think it was an off the shelf item, but when they offered to send one to me gratis, I accepted. Not sure why they didn't like the shaft collar idea - do you guys think it would throw balance of the motor out of wack, as opposed to say a thinner custom spacer?
Then there's the matter of the pilot bushing/bearing. I would install this in the coupler end, which is fitted to the 1.125" motor shaft. It seems that is a hard OD to find, while maintaing the .59" of the tranny input shaft. I am taking the coupler to an industrial bearing suppler tomorrow to see if they can find a fit. The closest I got was 1.09"x .59". I have also found an oversized one that I could have machined down. Again, EV West is looking into what they used on their one and only Volvo build. Apparently good records of this build don't exist, so it's been a bit of a slog.
Oh well, I am also waiting for suspension parts (from Sweden?) to finish the front end build, so motor can't be fitted anyway...
So shop activity has been limited to scraping off 60 year old grease and painting.