Pulling the engine (and tranny)

We found a couple of good places to attach the chain.  After supporting the bell housing with a floor jack we unbolted the engine from the transmission and removed the two long bolts from the motor mounts.  The engine was now completely free to move.

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We carefully began lifting the engine.  The driver’s side motor mount has cleared the body.

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With both motor mounts clear, the engine is free to twist.  Mike is guiding it as I continue to raise the hoist, ensuring the engine doesn’t hit anything.

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Almost out!

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Success!

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Now we’re bolting the engine to an engine stand so we can take the load off of the hoist.

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Although we drained the transmission fluid, there was a lot more still in there and it ran all over the place once we lowered the bell housing to the ground.  Blech!

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We unbolted the rear transmission mount and carefully lowered it to the ground.  We had to jack one side of the car up and slid the transmission out from the side of the car.  Here’s a 41-year old grimy a904 transmission.

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The slant six and a904 transmission are both out of the car.  The car is amazingly light and very easy to push now!

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