Exhaust system swap problem
Disclaimer: This is more of a rant than a question.
I bought my 87 LX with a "straight" H pipe on it, no catalytic converters. I was trying to re-install the factory setup with the 4 cats in it so I will have a chance at passing smog.
I managed to get all of the bolts out of the H pipe, but one end of it, where it attaches to the muffler, will not come loose. It's like it welded itself together. I pushed on it, pulled, swore, pried with a screwdriver, and then finally beat on it with a hammer. During all of which I kept a close eye on my jackstands to see if I was about to be crushed to death.
Long story short, I bolted the other side (H pipe to muffler) back up, as it had come completely loose, and hand-threaded the 02 sensors. I am taking the %^%^#$% thing to a muffler shop. I expect they will ahve a torch to get the thing loose. And, of course, they have a lift for the vehicle, so they will actually be able to see what the %$^#%^ they are doing.
And I thought this would be a quick, easy job . . .
Any advice or comments would be appreciated.