A worsening of Shipwright's Disease

I finally bit the bullet today and started to clean up the engine frames. I am determined not to remove them from the car, but I will put some effort into getting as much grime as possible off them and then give them a spruce up with some paint where needed.

So off came the steering rack.  It's interesting really as it's the part that started it all.

The grime is really baked on, and only scrubbing with neat degreaser shifts it. I reckon if I give it a really good go I'll get most of it finished tomorrow.

I'm still very reluctant to take out the brake pedals though.  I'm hoping to be able to work around them.

We'll see...