Decided to start a new thread with my ever expanding project. It started with a freeze plug leak, so I decided to change them all, which involves pulling engine and trans.
With engine compartment empty, next I decided to prep the compartment for paint. I have about 2 quarts of base coat left over from when I re painted a couple of years ago.
Next came changing all the crispy rubber parts like vacuum line, radiator & heater hoses, and other assorted parts. Won't actually do it until engine goes back in, but have all the material I need.
As long as I was changing rubber parts, I decided to change the motor mounts also. Because on the 3rd gen, GM put the nuts to the mounts in a place where you can't get to them without taking the control arm free from the k member, that job was a bear.
Finally, at least for now, today I decided a new battery box would be good as it's the only rust on the whole car.