I am planning to change a leaking oil pan gasket in my 68 Fury. My shop manual says: -remove engine torque converter left housing -remove steering and idle arm ball joints from steering linkage center link -remove exhaust cross-over pipe from exhaust manifolds and leave it hanging without disconnecting it from muffler Dang. I must admit I have no idea what the "engine torque converter left housing" is (without doing a ton of research). And, I don't have a ball joint removal tool or care to gorilla them off and have to replace any of them if necessary... I have read in other posts talk of jacking the engine up at the balancer!?!? Whoa. Is it possible to do this thing without doing all the steps mentioned in my manual? I need to plan accordingly as the car is not with me at the moment (it's in Mexico) and if I need to do the ball joints I'll have to bring a removal/installation tool with me, an expense I'd rather avoid if there is a reasonable way to MacGyver the operation. Any thoughts?