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I'm all ready to pull my engine/transmission out in one piece, and I was going to just yank it out from above with a hoist, but there's really quite a bit of stuff in the way. I'm wondering, were these engines originally installed from underneath, or lowered in? It seems like it might be smoother to drop it out the bottom. It's on a lift right now, so it's no problem raising the car high enough.
 

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Service manual says drop it. I lifted mine without much issue, but I did have to kind of massage the engine coming out. If you have a trans jack availible, I would drop it. If not, I would lift it.
 

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I actually ended up pulling it out top today, transmission and all. Didn't even have to remove the hood, thank God. I was going to drop it through the bottom, but when all the mounts were removed and it was swinging freely, it just looked a lot more straightforward to come through the top.
 

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Well, I also had two other guys helping me, pulling it and prodding it to get it clear of everything. If I was alone, I'd probably do it through the bottom.
 

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escortrestorer said:
well... no, I was just pointing out how easy the car was to lift though
Oh, I know the cars are light. I did actually carry my assembled engine years ago when I first put my car together, so they're not much over 250 pounds. Not exactly light for the displacement, but they are a strong block.
 
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