Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Between massive overtime, and the high temp and humidity outside, I didn't manage to get the motor out- until today. Wanted to pull the motor and trans at the same time, but I couldn't get the get the reach over the hood to clear all obstacles. Trans will be an easy drop. I have all the cross member bolts out. Just need to jack trans up a few inches, knock out cross member, and drop trans. First things first though, I need to get buddy with truck over to get motor to shop. My buddy loaned me the load leveler for the motor as seen in picture. That is nice. You can crank handle at different stages of pulling motor to shift angle of motor to clear obstructions. Was a bit of a pain. Couldn't get hold of anybody to help pull motor,so it was pretty interesting. Thank god for long arms. Barely cleared body with motor. Thought I would have to yank pan.


  1. Sweet. Hay, I like the new look!

  2. I'm glad to see this. I was getting worried, what with the lack of posting about it.

    I don't know how much of this kind of work you've done before, but it's awfully satisfying to drive a car you've done this kind of work on.

  3. Thanks for reading. I have wanted an old mustang since I was a little kid. As far as doing this type of work before, the Vette in the picture use to be my dad's before he passed away. It was in pretty sad shape. I restored the interior, rebuilt the motor, and had the exterior repainted. She is good as new now. It took several years to complete, but as you said, it is satisfying. I will have to dig up some of the pics I took of it while I was restoring it and post them. Thanks again for the interest and posting.