Always put the front fender irons on before installing the radiator..
Geezzzz,..I hate doing things over, and over, and over.
LOL... Yeah, that's a pretty tight spot to work in the first place.
It's almost as bad as putting the engine in and then noticing the little felt seals for the front of the crankshaft on the bench.
Join the club.
It gets worse as you get older.
Or as bad as dropping in the engine and finding the oil tube on the bench.
RV -- Guilty as charged. I wasn't putting the engine back in yet (quite), but I decided I'd rather spend $90 on a Texas T Parts high-volume oiler than take it all apart. It works fine; the engine has lots of miles on it and nothing has loosened up.
Walker,it probably quiet cause you left all those rags in the tranny?
Be quiet, Uncle Jack! Do you have to tell everything you know?
He He...On the "O Crap" scale I can beat Walker and the rags by a long shot! Never rebuild a rear end with new ring gear, pinion, brass thrust washers, NOS bearings and install it under the car, go on with life and then about 15 years later finish the restoration, start and drive the car, only to find that you never put oil in the pumpkin! To add insult to injury I took the wife on the test drive. Good thing that Hagerty has a 800 number that you can call for a tow back home
For the newer guys, I really like the "Or as bad as.....(fill in the blank).....
It makes it a lot easier for us newer guys who are re-installing parts.
I lost the key for the pitman arm, engine was warm and ready for a test drive. That sucks too.
My favorite recently was getting the rear-end rebuilt, installing drive shaft, then getting radius rods nice and even and locked up . . . only to see the ball flange down by the differential.
Richard, RV, and Mike: I would just quit. Might even cry. I would be so mad and frustrated that I probably wouldn't go near the garage for DAYS. I just had my engine out and all apart and only got as far as safety wiring the flywheel bolts when I saw the engine oil tube. That hits really close to home. LOL
Time to wash everything in and around the carbide gen! Bud.
Wax on.........Wax off!
Remember to zip down then zip up!
For some it is remember to unbutton and then button!
Just the other day I put the driveshaft on the rear end and had finished connecting the radius rods........only to notice the ball connector all the way down by the bearing. That will make you say very, very bad things.
HAHAHA Craig, I did the same thing. Very tempting to cut it off and weld it back together.