I guess the worst one is the drain plug at the bottom of the land
tranny. It is very difficult to even touch, and getting it out and
back in requires a turn of the wrench every millimeter as it is
steel screwing into aluminum, no (few) free turns of the fingers.
I have had the wiper motor out twice for repairs and a repack, and
at least you can stand up doing that, not sprawled out in the bilge
in a twisted monkey paw fashion to get that hidden plug.
Got my speedo cable today from Gordons, great NOS part. Wish I had
used a carbon throwout bearing when I had the engine out. Got 2 now,
so they (1) go in next time the 1147 comes out (visions of 1500cc
dancing in my head).
Have fun & be safe in Celina & have a cold adult beverage in my
honor. Maybe next year?
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> I guess the worst one is the drain plug at the bottom of the land
> tranny. It is very difficult to even touch, and getting it out and
> back in requires a turn of the wrench every millimeter as it is
> steel screwing into aluminum, no (few) free turns of the fingers.
The easy way to reach that plug is to disconnect the 2 tranny mounts
and raise the tranny up slightly (it won't go far because of the
linkages). Then you can get your hand in there easier to remove it
and to get the threads started when going back in.
I believe that sooner of later you find out what part was the 1st one
on the assembly line. You know, the one they buid the entire car
around! I have to agree it has to be the wiper motor.