Originally Posted by GAS GUY
The factory spring lever does stay in place as it acts as a spacer to keep proper endplay.
You should be good to go, just try to catch all the debris as you drill the hole, keep it out of the engine.
I didn't pull my inner cover either when I had to redrill the hole and install a new spring.
Did you need the Deep Hole spacer ??
Hey thanks for the response! No Deep Hole Spacer needed.
I will drill the hole and start assembly. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't skipping something critical by taking a short cut.
Thanks for all your detailed projects too, every time I read them it makes me want to go tinker on stuff in the garage