mwalsh wrote:Since I can't add another picture to post one...the job of that one cogged gear IS to take the parking pawl, just as I'd envisaged:
Tell me friends, unlock gear possible top may reach to rotate 180 degrees? I will need to unlock upon receipt at the port to drag on the trailer, since no power cars and parking.
My experience with inoperable salvage cars is that they are usually lifted and moved around on a forklift, particularly if the cars have automatic transmissions (so can't easily be let out of gear) and/or electronic parking brakes. I very much expect this to have been the case with your car already (you might check with the seller). I'm not trying to freak you out, or depress you about your purchase, but I have had experience in this.
At the port, when it comes to inoperable manual cars with old-style handbrakes, they let the car out of gear, take the handbrake off, and push the cars around with a forklift too.
If you car has already been forklifted around, you may as well ask if the forklift driver for the transportation company can help you lift the car onto your trailer. It's not like it can cause that much more damage. But I would check well before your car gets to port, so there are no surprises if they can't.
Alternatively, a dolly system like that from Go-Jak would help you get the car to where it would roll around. The car will be like it's on skates though, so somewhat unwieldy - I would have a couple of friends with you to keep the car under control while you winch it onto your trailer.
Hope this helps.