I think I should've stayed quiet on reaching that top bellhousing bolt on the passenger side. My car is missing a few things on that side which may otherwise be in the way. I had to cut off some hose remnants in order to get to the top down tube bolt on the exhaust. The exhaust was exhausting. (Thank you, I'll be here all week.) I'm somewhat pleased to say that only one of the nuts was different. Normally I have to deal with 3 or 4 different sized nuts on the exhaust of these cars. The bracket that holds the pipe to the trans mount was superfluous in length, to say the least, and I think it has been shortened or modified before. Managed to get the cooling lines out without too much of a fight, but ran out of time to get the trans dropped before work. I also want a second person just in case anything gets hung up.
I ended up getting the torque converter nuts, rather some sort of equivalent, at a bolt store. Hopefully they're good enough. They originally came back with some grade 2 nuts, which I rejected.
I ordered the replacement accessory belt and tensioner pulley at AutoZone. Damn near $100 for that crap. I'm going to have a good look at the pulley when it's apart. If that thing isn't bad (dad looked at it), the new part is going back.
Once again I forgot the o-ring or seal or whatever seals the hole where the gear selector attaches.
This $1,400 car is easily $2,500 at this point... still less than the other options I was looking at.
Why are you looking for hydraulic clutch parts? Stangs are cables. Just curious, I probably missed something.
Because it's an unnecessary, yet bolt in, upgrade from later TurboCoupes, I don't have ANY of the cable related parts, and I'm a glutton for punishment.