The missionaries came over last night for dinner, and I accepted their offer for some kind of service. I had them sit in the 535iA to weigh the car down while I tightened the upper control arms. Then they helped me bleed the brakes. Thanks, Elders!
Today, I invited Orlando over to help finish it up, but buttoning things up went a lot faster than I had expected, so by the time he arrived, I had already been around the block a dozen times, and was ready to go on the highway. No drama. Much less shimmy. I didn't rebuild the ENTIRE front suspension, but I know I helped a little. Brakes work fine, and best of all, all those pesky warning lights that I was looking at before (false low oil level light, and a very old brake wear sensor) disappeared. Tranny shifts fine, she run great! I'm going to shake her down for a couple days, then off she goes to the new owner! Bye Bye, beater!
I'm pretty excited for continued progress on the other cars, hopefully my success streak can continue.