Front cover to hold block in place
Now we all know that the battery has long ago been disconnected!!! Put the front cover back into place, or nearly so, I start the two top allens enough to hold the cover, then the bottom shorter one. As you can see in the picture the top just about closes but nearer the bottome there is a gap and that is because the blocking screw/bolt is extended a bit, that is okay. Just snug the bolts.
As long as we are on the front cover...
I feel it is the attention to detail that can make the difference in a good running bike and a great running bike that is reliable as well. When you remove the cover to take out the blocking screw/bolt make sure the rubber hose that protects the wire coming down from the condenser is properly in place. The rubber is slotted to fit perfectly into the engine case making a watertight seal. While a slash 5 does not have a vented front cover it may be less important. Slash 6's and slash 7's have a vent for cooling. This vent is also a way for water to enter during a heavy rain storm. If the rubber is not exactly in the slot then water can make its way into the points area. No need to go into the usual result of water and electrical connections, it usually means you will be looking for a ride. The picture shows the rubber piece pulled away from the engine case, this can easily happen when you remove the front cover. As you are re-installing the cover just use a light to shine in the tiny area before pushing in the cover, to must resistance and it is probably not seating right. Take your time, do it right and you will probably not be back in there for a couple of years or many thousands of miles. That is one cool thing about these airheads, do the job right and with care to detail and that job is done for perhaps a decade of riding.
Swing-arm tool: don't have to have one
You don't really need the swing-arm tool, it is really cool to use and I have used it on another bike, my 1977 R100/7, plus some friends bikes so it is fun to have. But you can carefully pull the seal out without any damage. Then you will see just how old the grease looks in there! Once you do it that will be it for our lifetime, well just about. It is worth it especially since it's cold out side and what the heck else are you doing on the bike! Fun and rewarding project that should not get you into trouble. I always consider that.
You are welcome to shoot any concerns out and I will help.