Got the engine back together and into the truck. Had my son in law help with the actual install it's a bitch installing a 2F into a truck with the transmission and transfer in place. aligning everything and taking it slow worked fine. I remember doing this myself (alone) way back in 2010 when I originally installed the engine, which had been in my orange and white piggy. Getting older doesn't make things any easier! I need a new coil to distributor cable it'll be here tomorrow, then all I need to do hopefully is start it up and install the hood. Hope it goes well tomorrow!Pulled the 2F from the 40 today to get rid of an oil leak that has bothered me for a long time. Never had to add oil but it always left an oil click on my garage floor. The rear main was leaking for sure and so was the side cover. Since it was very difficult to get at the side cover what with the large body distributor and dual batteries on that side, I decided to pull the engine rather than do all the work my truck would need to drop the transmission and transfer case. Besides it's easier for me to work on my feet than lying under the truck. Got it all apart today, decided to also pull the front bumper and winch as I didn't think I could lift the engine high enough with my chain hoist to clear the top of the bumper.
Got it all apart and the engine bolted to the engine stand before I ran out of energy for the day. Next step is to get everything cleaned and repainted and clean up all the dirt and grime from the front frame and engine bay. The old girl sure sits higher with the engine and bumper/winch removed! Been more than eight years since I installed this engine way back in 2010. The engine was in my orange and white piggy and has served me well. Stay tuned!
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It's not too late. Some spray foam or foam boards and you will be much warmer and spend less on heat too.Why didn't I listen to Andy and insulate those garage doors last year like he told me to.
Hah, that'll do it!