I did finish with Helen's car yesterday, but it's a good thing I took a lot of pictures to show me where everything went. It's all too easy to rationalize that you'll remember where this goes and remember where that goes, but it doesn't work like that in real life. This is especially true when there is a time period between the taking apart and the putting it back. As it was, when I started it up, it ran EXTREMELY rough. Another check of the connections found that I had not connected one bank to the coil assembly. When reconnected, it ran amazingly smooth. That's one thing about the old Lincoln. It's so quiet and smooth that when you pull up to a stop light, it feels like the engine quit. We've tried to start a running engine more than once.
Since it was all apart I took the time to thoroughly flush the coolant system and add fresh antifreeze. If all goes well, it will last for another five years.
Today, Helen and I are celebrating L S I D, Late Summer Idle Day. We'll sit around and nosh, watch TV, and vegetate. Ahhh. Feels good already.