Paul, in response to your double-post
It'* only been 5 years, you'd think I'd figure out the rules of this forum by now.
I thought starting a new fresh thread was the right thing to do but, whatever, we will continue here with this one.
the PS reservior can stay in the engine bay. Just seperate it from the throttle bracket.
Access two bolts for PS pump through the pulley.
Disconnect the starter, radiator hoses, and wiring harness (big connector below the alternator).
The AC gets unbolted and laid to the side. Be careful pulling the motor and putting in the new so you don't damage the lines.
Remove the alternator and cooling fans.
Disconnect the fuel rail.
Disconnect the vapor recovery cannister vac lines, the vac line giong to the firewall accumulator, and the brake booster line. Be careful with that one on the SC end so you don't break the plastic.
Disconnect the downpipe and remove the studs from the rear manifold if they stay in there. You need them out for the rear exhaust manifold to clear the firewall.
From this point (other than the little things I'm not thinking of right now) it'* only two mounts. The obvious torque-axis mount by the water pump, and the mount on the back of the block below the knock sensor. It'* connected to the tailshaft housing. Through the wheelwell for that. It'* a PITA. Then the bellhousing bolts, one of which is backwards and must be accessed from the passenger wheelwell OR from the driver'* side rear of the engine with the rear exhaust manifold off the car.
Well, this should prove to be a challenge in my gravel driveway......not looking forward to using the engine puller on a sloped gravel surface.....will probably have to buy some 4 x 8 sheets of plywood so it will roll.
I'm going to, using Victors hands, take this slow and easy.....it is a learning experience.
Start with the easy stuff I already know about, like alternator, fans and coolant lines.
How do the fuel lines disconnect? ....just pinch and pull or is a tool needed?
You forgot about the front engine mount, so doesn't that make it 3?
Should I remove both front wheels and put it on stands at this point?
Is it a good idea to remove the SC before pulling the engine?
Do the PS and AC units have to be tied out of the way or will they self support?
Noticed that the trani cooler hose connection clamps were leaking right by the rad cap and made quite a mess of gunk buildup in the area. The hose clamps cannot be tightened where they are inside under the rad support.
Should I still drop the engine oil pan? Is there still any doubt before we fully kickoff on this project?
Speak now or forever hold your peace