Re: Why not eh? I'll do the XRated mod day aftermath thread!
Now that was a fun day (although I'm sure Luke will die much younger after all that stress..).
Things started off well.. Gunns undid the engine mounts, emptied the sump, removed the oil filter and it was all smooth. Then Wayne got there with the engine crane (we spent a while watching Jason strip a diff, while Wayne delt with some sub-par arab drivers), and we raised the engine, undid all the sump bolts (thanks to Rob for that obviously painful job), and though "Ahh, almost there, in only 2-3 hours".. uhhh.. well, the engine had come forward, and we hadn't yet removed the rocker cover, so we had to **** around with a few hours just to get it back onto the mounts - off with the rocker finally.. still not enough room to wiggle the sump out..
My memory of what exactly we did from there on is a little hazy, suffice to say we undid the P/S pump, jacked up the tranny, dropped it all, jacked it up, about 20 times, pulled the radiator, A/C condensor, dropped the tailshaft (didn't want to but it turns out we needed to), and god knows what else.
Anyway, we got most of it back together by 10:30pm or so.. the tailshaft is still out at the front, and bolted to the diff at the rear (we couldn't shift those damn bolts).. We didn't turn it over, but it still needed coolant and oil and a few other minor things doing beforehand, anyway..
We also didn't manage to get the cam in (didn't have shims for it), but that wasn't a high priority anyway..
TQE, SWB, ATPS, Worst of the E-series.. and I wouldn't have it any other way