sounds like that english ale is kickin' yo butt...
ha ha ha
On my '72 i removed the fan and water pump then the screws holding the shroud and radiator mounted to the radiator support,
( plus removed both radiator hoses disconnected the air filter hose) then gave a gentle pull toward the engine and pulled up on shroud and radiator... and out they came.
But watch out for those damn retaining clips they are hell to find after they fall out!!!
On a more personal note (not being a smart ass) I would just like to say i enjoy reading your posts. I always get a mental picture of Charlie Brown ( must be the AAUUUGGGH and other colorful adjectives you use) never failing to bring a smile to my face!!! I think when you get this car done it is liable to get boring around here! keep up the good work!
Hope the info helps... Drink one for me if it does, Clay
I appreciate the help. You will no doubt be reading my posts for some time to come. Im taking this thing slow. 1) My pregnant wife gets mad if I spend too much time out there (hormones) and 2) $$$$$
But I am also wanting to do this right. I don't want to half ass it. I'll probably replace allmost everything with new or reconditioned parts. As in, new oil pump, fuel pump, hoses, sending unit....etc. Ill try to post pics as I go along so you all can see how Im coming along. Here is one before I yanked all the hoses out.
Besides, "i wanna make it purdy" I'll paint the engine bay, Im in the process of polishing my valve cover and I found a place to get shiney braided hoses with chrome ends. coooool.
Hey, about the fan....Is that a reverse thread? I'd like to know before I start wailing on it.
I am assumming that is Right Hand Tight???? That would make it a regular bolt then. Cool.
No, I havent found out what made it lock up. Now Im guessing that it is either a rod or something in the crank.
I wont be able to tell until I get it dropped and then take the thing apart. Once I get the thing out of there, I can tear it all down and find the problem. I hope it isnt too serious.
Ill rebuild the motor fairly quickly once I find the culprit, but at the same time Im going to rebuild the front end too. So, being that Im going to have to spend some bucks, Im going to say that Ill probably have the thing apart for about 4 weeks or so. Luckily, my birthday is in May, so Ill ask for parts for my car as gifts. HINT HINT EVERYONE!!!
I also have to replace the torque Tube donut. I have all the new parts allready, so its just a matter of getting in there and doing it.