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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Engine removal instructions or link

I need to remove my 72 engine this weekend. Can anybody share instructions or a link to a thread please.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 02:39 PM
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Remove the bonnet, radiator, carbs, remove battery, disconnect any wiring (starter, coil etc) undo the exhaust manifold from the head and if you can undo the manifold from the front pipe, tie up the exhaust.

Start to unbolt the engine mounts. Lift the car and remove the dust shield at the bottom of the gearbox. Remove gearbox to engine bolts accessible under the car. Lower the car.

Attach your engine sling/chain hoist/crane, support gearbox, remove remaining bellhousing bolts.

Now the fun starts!! Begin to lift the engine whilst pulling it forward, you may need to use a prybar to separate the engine from the gearbox, lift engine being careful of the paintwork (on the car, not the engine)

See, that was easy!

You may find it easier to remove as many ancillaries as you can to aid access and just make the lift easier, I'm talking about things like the alternator etc, just look and see what can be taken off.

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Remove the bonnet, radiator, carbs, remove battery, disconnect any wiring (starter, coil etc) undo the exhaust manifold from the head and if you can undo the manifold from the front pipe, tie up the exhaust.



Start to unbolt the engine mounts. Lift the car and remove the dust shield at the bottom of the gearbox. Remove gearbox to engine bolts accessible under the car. Lower the car.



Attach your engine sling/chain hoist/crane, support gearbox, remove remaining bellhousing bolts.



Now the fun starts!! Begin to lift the engine whilst pulling it forward, you may need to use a prybar to separate the engine from the gearbox, lift engine being careful of the paintwork (on the car, not the engine)



See, that was easy!



You may find it easier to remove as many ancillaries as you can to aid access and just make the lift easier, I'm talking about things like the alternator etc, just look and see what can be taken off.



Enjoy!
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If you're removing the gearbox with the engine, raise the rear of the car and place on jack stands.

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If you're removing the gearbox with the engine, raise the rear of the car and place on jack stands.
I found I needed to put both the front and rear up so I could get the hoist underneath, but with the rear higher. I suppose that's not an issue if you have a gantry crane instead of a cheap harbor freight engine hoist like I do. One word of caution: the smaller of the two Harbor Freight hoists will not work in a spider even though the engine is not particularly heavy. The arm is not long enough to reach. I had to sell my small one on craigslist and buy the bigger one when I pulled my motor.

Agreed that it's usually going to be easier to remove the engine and gearbox together.

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Folks have their methods. I don't take out more than I need to. I find it easy to do the engine alone. Block up the front of the trans to support it. Make sure to remove the sway bar and the fan.
To each his/her own.
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Make sure to remove the sway bar and the fan.
To each his/her own.
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I had no problem getting my motor out without the swaybar. YMMV I'm sure.

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I had no problem getting my motor out without the swaybar. YMMV I'm sure.
Same here. (anti roll bar this side the pond)

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He never asked for the gearbox, now go put it back.
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Remove the center tie rod link at one end or it will most likely get bent. Good luck
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Remove the center tie rod link at 1 end or it will likely get bent. Good luck
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He never asked for the gearbox, now go put it back.
Dammit... Back to the shop...

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