I got the radiator replaced in the Lincoln this afternoon, but it was only after a lot of problems. The good news is that I didn't curse, not even once. I had a very difficult time getting the old radiator out and considered more than once to cut it out in pieces. Finally it did come out and I took a breather before continuing the job. Actually, I took many breaks because I find if I continue for too long when frustrated, I will invariably do something foolish that I will regret.
Finally it wa time to put the new radiator in and it would not go in. I walked away and did some reading, then I went back. Again I was met with an impossible situation and quit again. After about four or five false starts, I went out and the darn radiator slipped right in! I have no idea what I did right or what I was doing wrong. The steps went very well after that and soon the job was done. I am thrilled to have that behind me. Now I can take the rest of the night off.