Doing a little catch up on previous work... Waverli and I prepped the engine to be removed. We then had only a few items still attached.. drive shafts, speedometer cable and dog bone looking tie rod. We both learned how to remove the wheel hubs and pop out ball joints (never have done that before). Let me just say that we struggled until we got the correct tools (impact gun with 1 5/16 socket and pickle fork). The correct tools made the tasks ever so easy. Then, unless I misinterpreted the Haynes manual incorrectly, I hooked the engine hoist up to the strap on the engine head... BAD IDEA.. it worked, but only by a miracle I think... won't ever do that again. Waverli is now working on her own car, but the one picture was taken 6-7 years ago when she helped my brother-n-law on his '67 chevy.. The mini is nearly empty...
- not to pickup engine by strap on head
- How to use a Pickle fork
- That Impact guns with the correct sockets are amazingly fabulous
- more hands-on mini experience