I couldn't resist a Stainless bearing/spindle upgrade from Mirko. The new bearing is so much beefier and quieter than the OEM one. It don't leak either. Most folks use a hose clamp and rubber boot on the bottom of the OEM bearings to keep the oil in. I also have Mirko's Titanium idler wheel with new tyre and milled aluminum idler arm on the way. The replacement idler arm/idler wheel has a larger axle/bushing than the OEM one and the arm is more rigid than the OEM round rod.
I finished drilling the arm board for the linear tracking arm. Fellow RAS member Aaron (ALL212) was kind enough to provide me with a couple of nice chunks of Maple to work with. Thanks Aaron! You will be happy to know they will just be cleared. (He said he would take them back if I painted the Maple). I am thinking of doing the pivoted arm board filler in Maple with a clear finish too.
I had polished the exposed part of the top pan, but it was too much bling against the Black finish for me. So I sanded it and sprayed it with a Grey. I cheated and didn't do the parts of the pan you can't see.