Had a very successful day in the garage (even if it was a bit hot!) but hit some snags. I took the driveshafts off the donor with the drum brakes still attached. Now, I have stripped off the brake shoes and cyclinders off, but there is not way the shaft will fit through the center of the back plate. Either the hole in the back pate is too small or the shaft OD is too big. Anyone else had a similar problem?
Second problem is that one of the exhast manifold bolts has sheared in the block. Its one of the bolts that the engine hanger is bolted to. Any suggestions how to get the remianing stud out??