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Cut the bolt or the pipe? Not sure I have a dremel, got some kind of a cutter with my cordless set, next up is a 4 inch cutoff, really doubt either one will fit
 


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Cut the bolt or the pipe? Not sure I have a dremel, got some kind of a cutter with my cordless set, next up is a 4 inch cutoff, really doubt either one will fit
Just the bolt.
 

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Well, I got another angle on the socket with a little more stretch on the cheaters and extension and bowed up on it again and it Popped, so I got another bite and it popped again, Pretty soon I was down to just the single extension and then just the ratchet.
Tomorrow I'll try to get two bolts out ;)

Actually I think It's pretty much down to the motor mounts and unbolt the transmission.
Not sure what the power steering will take but I think I've got a bit of it already.
 

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Getting lined up for final approach to the space station, very complicated procedure here :D
Winds were like 30 to 50 yesterday and last night, it's calmed down a bit today, and with the sun shine it really ain't bad
 

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Has this thing got to be moved to pull the motor? I;m thinking it will, but just in case :D I couldn't find much about it in my books.

I had this clearance stuff and put it in my tank, it's been sitting going on a month now,the last 2 weeks being too dam cold, then I found a bottle of STP treatment, will those things mix alright?
 

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The AC box? Shouldn't be a problem. That's about how close mine was. I changed it for the non-AC box later.
 

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I was looking at my Ford disc on CD and it seems to be saying pull the motor AND transmission ??
 

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I've been thinking about this a little too long.
Gathered up my spare parts and gasket sets and found 2 pilot bearings and 3 rear main seals, and my intake manifold gasket set is now worth 40 dollars more than I paid fir it
 

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I wasn't sure what best to do with these so I just put them here.
That's my old 80 Chevy LUV by the barn, I even drove it home to OK at least once, maybe twice :D
Found a few photos of my first Ranger, given to me because they "just wanted it gone". Still don't know if it was an 87 or 88, but I chipped and scrubbed and cleaned on that thing till I could stand any more, and then did it some more.
I bought the toolbox from a newspaper ad, and later built the lumber rack, it seems to me now it was drilled and bolted, used a portable cut-off saw from a job I was on then. Actually after I finished that job and got a lay-off I woke up maybe 3 or 4 AM and just hit the road, listening to some new CD's I had just bought for the new radio/CD player.
Went on to drive that thing from Nashville, to Hunstsville AL, more times than I could count, to Montgomery AL, near 300 miles just to discover the state warehouse my Federal Govt purchase was stored in was closed for the day, so I wound up getting a hotel and cruising the town, ol Hank never once popped up! :/
Also drove it to Georgia's Historical site at Andersonville, which was the longest and toughest trip I ever made in it, also the most useless :/
Also drove it to Lexington KY at least twice, and Indianapolis once.
But the first one, and the best one, was driving it home from Nashville, during Xmas and New Years 2003
 

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Do I need to change the motor mounts? What are the merits of it?
Anything else I should order or consider? , I probly need to do it today to get it back Monday, I'm hoping the weather will do as they say and clear up after the weekend so I might can gain some ground on this next week
 

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I've only ever pulled either the engine or transmission, never tried to do them together, if you are only swapping the engine just pull the one with the issues unless you can't get the bellhousing bolts out...

I usually only change motor mounts that show wear or are broken...
 

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How many special tools am I gonna need to get that power steering out of the way?
 

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At most a pulley puller
 

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I've read not to let it set on the pan, how do you set it down? (such as on a dolly)
I'm also wondering about the motor mounts, is the engine sitting on the motor mount bolts all that holds it in place?
 

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If you have a couple old tires without rims they sometimes help keep an engine upright. Oil pans in general aren't all that flat or good to set on, they get wobbly... if a steel pan you can set it down on it just don't slam it down or it could dent, there's only about 1/2" clearance to the oil pump pickup so you don't want to reduce that...

We build engines at work to ship to forklift/crane/boat companies and many are sitting on the oil pan if aluminum at the sump end or we have pallets made for us to support at the oil pan rail, for temporary use I wouldn't be afraid to do whatever works easiest...
 

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