Jesus wept what a day. Nowhere near done, the gearbox is still in the bloody car but it's almost there. I just need to drop the subframe a tad to get the thing out. any tips on what I need to do gratefully received.
The main problems I suffered today were:
1. Exhaust. Rusty nuts and bolts, complete nightmare and about an hour wasted.
2. The starter motor. Who the bloody hell decided to put it there? Eventually a tyre lever behind the spanner got it to budge and it was just a case of undoing the bolts an eighth of a turn at a time. another 45 minutes wasted.
3. 18mm bolts. I didn't even know they made 18mm bolts and I don't have an 18mm socket. Much dicking about with an 18mm spanner later, the bolts were out.
4. Roadworks in Bolton. Getting to the motor factor took me over an hour.
Battle resumes on Saturday, bright and early.