When we left Project SC300, we had gotten the suspension all back together, but that annoying caged nut had thrown us for a loop. Properly getting to it involves getting the subframe out. With the subframe out, it would be an opportune time to replace all the bushings, both for the subframe as well as the differential.
The prospect of dropping the SC300 subframe on my garage floor and with only hand tools was not exciting. In fact, it was such a non-exciting idea that I decided I wanted to pay someone else to make it their problem.
You might wonder, then, why my car is surrounded by Ford Mustangs.
If you don’t follow the domestic drag racing scene, you probably don’t know Bart. But my wife, Ainsley, who has Project G20, knows Bart because of her work with NMCA and NMRA, which are both big-time domestic drag racing groups.
Bart has been wrenching and racing for a really long time. He’s seen a lot of success in drag racing both as a driver and as a mechanic. He has a fair bit of success racing on two wheels as well. His shop happens to not be terribly far away. Somehow I convinced him to work on Project SC300. I gave him a relatively easy job to start, though.
Damnit even decided to cooperate for a change.
This means you have a few options. The complicated and obvious choice is to disconnect the brake line and remove the subframe with the brakes attached.