OK status update. Hauled the tub, fenders, hood, grill and dash over to Pop's Painting (cousins shop) for bake and blast.
Needless to say I'm excited to see what my tub will look like once these guys are done with it.
Thought you were going to tell us about the new engine you picked up for the 5!!!! That is COOL!
Got some other minor work done this week.
looks like some whiteish power build up on the speedo face plate and the needles were almost mildewed off color so i will be genitally
cleaning them and touching up the needles with fresh color.
Not sure I want to hear anymore about this. Although it got my attention!
Picked up a cheepo engine stand off of craigslist tonight for $20. so this weekend goal will be to get the 258 ready for removal. Open for any tips on this part. I think i will be replacing the clutch while i have the motor out. (better now than once its all back together). Is there anything else suggested I do to the motor while I have her out in the buff? No mechanical concerns as shes running strong with no leaks, smoke, or abnormal sounds other than a whistling somewhere in the intake. PO states a recent top end job was done on it and i have noticed the head looks newer and the freeze plugs are like brans new and shiny on it. But anything I can do now to save me later, I'd prefer to do it. I will be doing a verry good detail cleaning of the 258 while shes out.
Any suggestions on where to hook up to the 258 for hoisting, should i be removing any of the acc's (carb, alt, PS pump, etc) or will they be fine?
Guess i will also be detaching the drive shafts so the tranny and xfer case can be removed also.
First thing... MAKE SURE your cheapo engine stand will hold up your engine. If the PO stressed it, or treated it wrong, I would be concerned. Maybe it is a moot point, but I know the very first time I bolted an engine to a stand I was a little worried about all that weight hanging on those small plates and bolts.
When I pulled our 258 and T18/D20, all together, I used a bell housing bolt and an exhaust manifold bolt, diagonal from each other. The manifold bolt is a 3/8. Get a longish one. I would remove accessories as much as possible. It's too easy for the chain to shift and swipe a power steering pump off the bracket, then you'll be mad at yourself!
Our engine ran well when we pulled it, so we didn't do any engine work. We just cleaned and painted. Some guys like to go into the oil pump and replace it as a maintenance item.
Yep, drop your DS. Pull them out and paint them too.