So I yanked the 3/tree out, dropped in a 727, swapped the column and pedals. All things considered the project went well and the big antique a/c in the garage is a very good thing. 95 or so outside, 72 inside. A day to rip it apart, a day to put it back together, half a day to button it up. The expected number of mistakes had been made so optomistic about success.
Roll it back enough for the tail pipes to be outside, chock the wheels, put some catch pans under it, fill the trans about half way. Some years ago made the mistake of filling all the way and it running out the vent. Crank it up in neutral so it fills the new converter, start addin fluid, go move the big box fan.F@&K !!!
The friggin thing wasn't in neutral, it was in drive. That last quart was enough for it to go in to gear and yeah, it did. Hammered the vintage equipto steel work bench and shoved it through the wall in to the dining room. Wasted the wash sink next to the bench. Probably missed me by about a foot.F@&K !!!
Yeah, the thought that I could have easiy been between the truck and the bench did occur to me. I'm stickin with my first response. Reverse would have sucked too. Assuming it didnt rip out the door frame on the way out, would have hit a tree or maybe even gone in the neighbors pool. If the block foundation for the house wasnt two courses above the garage floor it probably would have kept goin right through the house. I'm still stickin with my first response.F@&K !!!
Notes to self:
check the friggin shift linkage again
put the transfer case in neutral
wheel chocks are useless with the fast idle cam on
check the friggin shift linkage againF@&K !!!
leave the friggin linkage off and put it in neutral at the trans lever.
never stand in front of the thingF@&K !!!
As for the truck: the grille guard totally did its job and didnt even break a headlight. The bench kinda wrapped around it and dented the one fender. All things considered, could have been a lot works. On the upside, noticed this very cool stainless steel wash sink on craigs this moring.
Do I have to say it again?