Originally Posted by hooks
...must install this now (even if its dark,raining,cold,alone and don't know wth I'm doin) attitude...
Why? With the weather we're having around here, I wouldn't be doing anything like this unless I could do it in a garage. I wouldn't be doing any work on a vehicle outside unless it was required in order to get it running NOW. The lower your comfort level, the more likely you are to hurt yourself, damage parts, incorrectly install parts, ...
Unless my current suspension was completely shot and I had absolutely no other transportation, I'd be waiting for better weather if I had to do this outside.
I do have not very fond memories working on a '69 VW in the parking lot at -30 degrees because I had to have it to get to work the next morning. Ever seen what those temperatures do to an air cooled engine? Ain't pretty.