Engine install

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  1. solis

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    is it possible to install the engine/trans from the top? i know the preferred method is from the bottom, but i don't have access to a lift.
     
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    Most of us do them from the top. Pull your hood, radiator, and ac condenser and have at it.


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    Sure can, easy pezy. As of yesterday I have done it 7 TIMES since July, wish I was still drinking... I like pulling/installing both for speed and I can set up the clutch easier.
     
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    From the bottom?......on a Mustang? That would be "interesting".
     
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    Actually, its not as interesting as you might think. If you have a lift its really easy. Unbolt the k member and lift the car off of all of it.

    I do prefer going through the top myself.
     
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    I wasn't aware that the bottom frame work came apart that easily...................I did do a Honda Z coupe one time and the car just unbolted from the front end (engine, suspension, wheels, etc.). Then lift the car off that assembly...........different. I have seen a number of vans where the engine came out the bottom also.

    I think I'll stick with the out the top method when possible.
     
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    It comes apart too easy lol
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    thanks guys. so in summary i need to pull the condenser/rad, does the hood really need to come off? mine can go past the stops.
     
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    You can do it with the hood on but it’s only 4 bolts. Why take a chance.


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    Pull the hood and the radiator. There is no need to pull the a/c condenser. If you pull the engine and trans separately, you dont even have to pull the radiator.
     
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    i did pull them separately but i had help, i don't want to struggle installing the trans by myself. OK thanks will pull the hood as well, rather not destroy anything lol.
     
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    Sounds like your getting the plan together grasshopper!!! ;-)


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    The mid 60's Fords came out the top, also the mid 60's Chevys. Both had inline 6's. Had to drop the trans first and your cherry picker had to have a good long boom.
     
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    I've done it both ways. Bottom IMO was much easier.
     
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    Could be.........I never did one from the bottom. Did one from the front once......kind of a PITA.
     
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    Sort of the top. More like from the front!

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    wow didn't know the front was removable.
     
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    Only because the "k-member" isnt a member at all. The frame and cradle all welded together