wow... .... .... for the lazies. (someone get these people some Riddalin).
IM IN UR BAYZ STEALIN UR ENGINEZ!!1
Yup, this is my dad. He is quite happy if you can't tell.
And here is me, taking a break and relaxing.
My dad was a humongous help this Memorial Day weekend. We got the whole rear end out, the engine and trans out, the dash cover, the vert top off, vert motors out, the doors off, the rest of the exhaust, rear brakes and suspension and probably some other things. No one was seriously hurt (few scrapes) and a number of sore bones and muscles, and we only made a little bit of a mess!!
The transmission decided it couldn't hold its bladder anymore and it peed tranny fluid all over the garage floor. But thanks to O'Reilly Auto being open on Memorial Day we were able to get a nice big bag of 'kitty litter' aka Oil Dry, so now my garage floor is covered in clumps of tranny turds (not THAT kind of tranny!!!).
A guy I work with, Gary, was nice enough to let me borrow his 2 ton engine lift. And while we (my Dad and I) were picking it up, Gary said, "hey, I got an engine stand and a balance bar in the shop, you want to borrow those too?" Two tons of hydraulic lifting is probably a bit overkill for a 300lb engine.
Its a lot of hard work, but man, tearing a car apart is a lot of fun! I can only hope putting one together is as fun.