Photo 1 -- The rusty panel the hood was attached to, complete with pads
and mud daubers nests.
Photo 2 -- An interesting throttle linkage. Notice the link from the
starter solenoid to the throttle. I don't remember it from when I used
to drive this car, but it apparently opened the throttle some as the
starter engaged. All of this linkage was disconnected in preparation for
pulling the engine and transmission.
Photo 3 -- The starter was removed to give more room to get to the
transmission mount bolts. That green is original Oldsmobile engine
green. A few teeth show some nicks, but not bad at all for a 57 year old