So what if its been a year since I started collecting parts for a new motor.
So what if its still just a pile of parts and doesn't even have a rotating assembly yet.
So what if my roof blew off 2 weeks ago in a hurricane.
I've got a free weekend and I'm working on a car. Not finishing up the brake that still need to be bled mind you...ahh heck no...I'm digging in deep and going for the big project.....
It doesn't hurt that I have someone buying the old motor from me and I could use the cash right now
On my 65 I can pull the oversize 410 out and put it back in about 6-7 hours. Not so with the 67....the smog stuff, the power steering stuff, the AC stuff....all those crazy brackets.....with about 4.5 hours of work I have 4 bell housing bolts left and I can pull it up tomorrow morning. Look you can even see the new roller block and assorted other parts in the background
I am definitely simplifying the engine compartment when I put the new motor in. It is just crazy these brackets.