IT CAME!!!! The Front Axle Assembly Tube arrived this afternoon - after my calling the shipper earlier today asking what was taking so long. The weather turned wintery here today. It was cold and windy in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake with low riding clouds hovering over the Wasatch Mountains to the East, dusting them with the gift(?) of snow. It will interesting to see if the white stuff makes its way down to the valleys during the night. For me, this is not an inviting time of the year to be working on car projects. However, when you’ve searched far and wide for a much needed part and it finally arrives, it is time to stop bitching and just get to work! First task will be to clean the accumulated grime from the Tube Assembly. Even that doesn’t seem bad as the aroma of decades old grease can be as inviting as a wafting perfume when you’ve waited to have your prize. A couple of coats of paint will match it with the rest of the front drive unit. Once that cures the tube assembly can be installed onto the front diff assembly, an important step because that will allow the remounting of a host of other parts. Pretty darn soon the engine will be resting in its future home! That Is Progress!