|01-02-2017 08:39 PM|
|amc49||One old coot vs. several young upstarts = you ain't winnin', Jack.|
|01-02-2017 06:26 PM|
|01-01-2017 11:45 PM|
|amc49||Yeah, my examples can't touch that....................|
|01-01-2017 09:32 PM|
And here is one more; should be easy but very difficult when you do it.
Tell your 16 y/o daughter-> you can't go out tonight because you did not clean your room. Sounds easy enough right? It turns out that the job includes blood, sweat, tears, insults, high-drama, and debate skills of an International Arms Dealer. I would prefer to be under my car removing the alternator., -please.
|01-01-2017 09:00 PM|
I did ONE only high-perf cam and the works on an old Monza 262 V-8, after that lesson LEARNED. The whole damn car had to come apart to get the cam in.
Header install on a late '70s 440 c.i. big Mopar truck..................the same, took like a week to get it done, I modded parts all over the place to make it easier. A week of hell, bolt-on they said. They LIED.
|01-01-2017 07:14 PM|
|sailor||Hehe - remember the old Monza's, official rear plug change on the V6's was to pull the engine.|
|01-01-2017 07:01 PM|
Crazy is removing a starter from a small block V8 in a Chryco A-body with headers. You must slide it all the way back to about the center of the door before there's enough room for it to drop out.
Removing the #3 spark plug from a Ford Aerostar with a 3.0 V6 is a similar challenge where you must have either a spark plug wrench or a spark plug socket with 7/8 6 pt around the square drive receptacle on the back. There is no wobble head that will get you where you can do anything with it, nor flex, you can barely get the socket to go on the spark plug, and it barely backs out if you don't beat the firewall with a hammer. The 4.0 is much easier to work on- the difference between a 60 deg, and 90 deg V engine.
Of course there were always the fun GM G-body #7 or #5 spark plug issues that GM had to put a hole on the inside of the fender so you could put an extension in there to get around the evaporator box.
Or... the ultimate nightmare.... fuel filter on Toyota Corollas, it's under the hood, you can see it, now get to it without removing the brake master cylinder and power brake booster.
This Focus stuff is not so bad- except for the horrible Zetec oil filter placement not as horrible as Windstars, but still fairly horrible.
|12-30-2016 10:40 PM|
That's just CRAZY!
Being a v8 Chevy guy, forever, it amazes me that things work that way!
|12-30-2016 08:49 PM|
|amc49||Like said, if the lower mount is removed the entire engine/trans can be swung by hand front to rear like pushing a child on a swingset, since the major load mounts in top hangers the exact same way. You can get 6+ inches worth of swing there.|
|12-30-2016 03:35 PM|
Yeah, Marde, upon further study, I might have been able to just remove the bolts from the mount under the coolant tank and ONLY removed the alternator and guards, not all the extra stuff.
Thanks for the post, it may help someone else.
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