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Today I had good weather and spare time come together so got around to doing some maintenance & repairs on the DeVille. The designers of the fwd DeVille must have assumed that anyone working on the cars would be tiny people. There is pretty much no room for a hand & wrench to be at the same time. Rant over.
 

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You need to look at some other new models/makes. The 2003 Deville is wide open spaces compared to most.
 

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I read a couple posts on here about accessing the spark plug wires on my 1992 Fleetwood because I couldn't clearly see where they went at the back of the engine. I had to remove the strut-tower brace just to access them with my King Kong hands. And I realize that my problems were NOTHING compared to what some of you have to do to access parts on your cars. Another reason I try to stick with the older rides!
 

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I'm in the process of replacing the cam on my '69 Road Runner. Nothing is even remotely tight or inaccessible. Plenty of room to work. AHH, the good ole days. :)
 

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Oooooh cam swap?

Things are really easy to access on the wagon, too.

Or at least, they were.

Now it should be even easier since the LS is a smaller package in a bigger bay. :D
 

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Ranger said:
I'm in the process of replacing the cam on my '69 Road Runner. Nothing is even remotely tight or inaccessible. Plenty of room to work. AHH, the good ole days. :)
How I envy you. There is so much room on those puppies.

I will say getting the fuel pump bolts back on my dads 400ci 74 rr was a bit of a trick

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1969byrdman said:
Today I had good weather and spare time come together so got around to doing some maintenance & repairs on the DeVille. The designers of the fwd DeVille must have assumed that anyone working on the cars would be tiny people. There is pretty much no room for a hand & wrench to be at the same time. Rant over.
Truer words have never been spoken haha
 

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Sure, the transmission gets the lower bed, and the engine gets the upper....I stand in front of it ranting about how there's no room.

Happens to every Northstar owners. :)
 
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