No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Mine weren't very corroded, but my car is very clean for the region and I'm happy to say, knock on wood, I've never used a torch on a single bolt or nut, and I've done all but 4 of them(I think you can guess what they are). The ones I hate wrenching are ones like the drivers UCA where you make tedius 1/8th turns of a nyloc nut for 20 minutes, the good part about the backing plate bolts in that regard is they aren't at all recessed so you can at least get a good half turn in for all the effort you put in.
Yeah, all of y'all's cars are way better taken care of than average, and not driven in crap weather; but few of us bought our cars new, with a plan to keep them.
I just seem to remember this "Paint Job" as one of the more PITA jobs I've done yet; and the whole time you're thinking "Why do these bolts need to be 3/4" long, when 3/8" would have been just fine with that locktite?"
Same thing on the front bolt(s); If that attachment you're working thru's mounting point was just a Bit further over, you could get another click; but Noooo.
They could have moved the boss until you could get a swivel on it, but Noooo. (Channeling Steve Martin, if anyone remembers that far back...)
Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.
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