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Old 09-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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pulling my engine, any tips?

so as the title says im gonna be pulling my engine to replace the gaskets and header and clean the bay.

any tips on the best way to pull the engine? what do i need to look out for?

also anybody got any experience on clutchs?
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Are you goin out the bottom? That is the best way. Disconnect the wiring harness at the PCM and body harness, disconnect fuel lines, ac, radiator, and trans lines. Then take the torque arm off the trans and the trans crossmember bolts. Use an engine hoist on the nose of the car and undo the k member and sway bar bolts, lift the car off the motor while checking everything for snags. Things like the shifter cable, throttle cables, and various grounds and battery cables will be able to find easily.
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May wanna pay attention to location. This is first and second gen tech I think his best bet it to pick it from the top.
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What are you working on make year model engine? Need a little Info bud then we can help you out if it's a first or second gen F body then you need to take it from the top
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Are you goin out the bottom? That is the best way. Disconnect the wiring harness at the PCM and body harness, disconnect fuel lines, ac, radiator, and trans lines. Then take the torque arm off the trans and the trans crossmember bolts. Use an engine hoist on the nose of the car and undo the k member and sway bar bolts, lift the car off the motor while checking everything for snags. Things like the shifter cable, throttle cables, and various grounds and battery cables will be able to find easily.
didn't it damage the radiator support lifting the body like that? I wouldn't think that area to be strong enough to support the frontend weight.
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didn't it damage the radiator support lifting the body like that? I wouldn't think that area to be strong enough to support the frontend weight.
No it's a pretty normal spot to lift those at. The front of the car doesn't weigh much at all with the motor and k-member out.
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May wanna pay attention to location. This is first and second gen tech I think his best bet it to pick it from the top.
Didn't even notice. Just going thru the current on mobile.
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didn't it damage the radiator support lifting the body like that? I wouldn't think that area to be strong enough to support the frontend weight.
No because I used a strap in many locations. It would bend if it was just one strap or chain. But it's easy to massage back flat.
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Sorry I got busy. Its a 79 berlenetta. With a 327 if that matters. I'm gonna be replacing the clutch and the all the gaskets and seals I can reasonably get too. Any one have any preferences for a clutch ? It won't be a power monster so I don't think I need a heavy duty clutch. I'm really focusing on comfort and reliability more than power. The 327 puts out enough for what I want to do with it. Also in yalls experience. Which gasket materials are better. Im not neccesarily looking for the cheapest but i want to get through the engine and start k. the interior
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