Q: Removing Engine
I now have a question. Am I going to be able to pull the motor without also removing the trans or should I remove the motor and the trans toghether? Or, better yet, what is the easiest way to get the motor out? Now please remember, I am a rookie at this. This will be my first engine removal.
A: In my opinion it’s easier to remove the motor with the trans all at once. Just remove the trans cross member, radiator and the distributor and you’ll be ok. The fan makes it kinda tight but it should come out without taking it off.
NOTE: Make sure that you mark the position of the rotor when removing the distributor and make sure that you don’t turn the engine after you’ve removed it. If you do turn it then you will have to find TDC on cyl. #1 and set the distributor to that. Just put the distributor back in after removing the engine if possible.
I used one of those plates that bolts up to the intake manifold and used the rear lifting hole with the cherry picker. You may want to use one of those lifting bars that has a handle and allows you to shift the center of the lift. The only issue is that you need to use chains bolted to the front and rear of the engine for that (no biggie but ….).
Put blankets or other things on your fenders to protect them from getting scratched or bangged up.
A: I pulled mine in one piece – engine and tranny. But I did have the front end off of mine. I would recommend removing it anyway, if you’re doing compartment detailing. It comes off in about an hour. Unplug the lights, remove the radiator-to-fender gussets, unbolt the hood latch-to-radiator, four bumper support bolts and it comes off in one big piece. The core support is held in by four bolts.
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