Stripped down the front of the engine and that tire is finally off :)
I finally got my welder dug out and welded the back side of the stud on that wheel. now that it can’t turn it didnt take much to finish getting the wheel off and putting the suspension back together. I might take the drive hubs off and weld the studs on all of them in case that happens again. After the mess with the wheel I started taking the junk off the front of the engine. I have to dig my puller out so I can get the hub off the front of the engine and get the timing chain cover off. I went ahead and unbolted it so I could get a look at the timing chain. that thing has 3/4 inch of slack in it. I am amazed it didn’t fall off. you could move the cam gear about 1/2 inch back and forth. I had to pull the gas tank out so I have enough room to get the cam out later. Maybe I will try and shine up the tank a bit, I probably won’t since that seems like way to much work.
Maybe next weekend I can get started on getting the junk out of the front end. I need to put a new set of fans on the radiator and make up a set of ducts to direct the airflow better than what it was before. I will probably cut those fender vents open and make ducts to get the hot air out from under the hood when the car is shut off and the radiator is sitting there making the front end hot.