1985 Buick Electra - Phase 1: Repairs

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  1. Darcane

    Darcane Active Member

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    And a bit more... Slow going due to rusty bolts.
     
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    Going...
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    ...gone!
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    Anyone need a 307?
     
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    Good riddance :party5:
     
  4. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Lemme guess: you didn't drain the trans pan first.
     
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    Well... sort of...

    See the pan under the car, I positioned it to catch what drained out of the rear of the tranny. It caught around 3 quarts. Great.

    As I was pulling the engine, something was sticking... and I realized the exhaust had a hanger mounted directly to the tranny. I decided to Sawzall the mount (lift, engine hoist, and jack were all under there) and the exhaust dropped to the floor. That bend you see in the exhaust? It just caught the corner of my drain pan and dumped the entire thing on my floor!
     
  6. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Ooooooh the joys of working on cars! Don't worry, I am sure we can all relate to this mishap. Just part of the deal. :thumbs2:
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Ah, OK, you lost at the game of 'Failure of Imagination.' I've lost a few rounds myself, in fairly craptacular ways.
     
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