smashing my hands in the garage door.
Not my finest moment.
Here's the prequel to that lameness.
perfect time to move heavy chit around,
and unload it on other people.
trying not to rush it as in past years.
big ticket items instead of a ton of little ones.
Of course after an hour(s) of cleaning,
this transmission ended up back home!
we decided to extract this 4-banger
from the future project truck.
let's pull a stuck engine out
45 minutes before the sellers gate opens!
and the man-boy power...
If you look closely,
here's the accident waiting to happen.
and the chain hoist was at a crazy angle.
We got it out no problem,
but even with a seized rearend,
the truck had inched up just enough.
We'd push it back later...
This is the 3rd or 4th year we brought it.
You'd think a model A Ford engine wouldn't last,
at a swap meet put on by the A Ford club.
a bunch of nibbles and finally a bite.
There's always a catch,
the guy was from Northern California.
Could he pick it up later?
Guess I'll have to load it back in the van,
and unload it one more time...
We could have sold it 4 times after that!
stuck right in front of the new driveway,
along with the cherry picker,
in the dirt.
Sloppy had actually made this deal,
and somehow never got the guys #!
Finally a stray call from a NorCal area code...
from Pleasanton in this luxury rig,
pulling a trailer only for this engine!
We joked how he could have rented a trailer here.
Crazy 4-banger guys!
Always good for a story...
We shoulda pushed the truck back though!