It sounds simple enough but this radiator swap on the 52 Merc is testing my patience and endurance. The only thing that saved me today was that the temp was just above the freezing point so I could work with bare hands. Even though the 2 cars and radiators are identical, the mounting holes are just a shade off lining up and required some persuasion. Then the top hoses would not seal up. Even tightening the clamps to the point of twisting off, there is still anti-freeze seeping out. Chipping off corrosion and emery cloth on the outlets has not cured it yet.
It would have been a nice day for a test drive but I did not get to that point.
Worst of all is tightening the fan and generator belts. I remembered from the spring of 2015 it was a miserable job that involved some loss of blood and many curse words. At least this time there was no blood loss, but then I am not finished either. I finally threw down the tools and shut off the lights a half hour past supper time. Better luck tomorrow.