33 imola - removal of gearbox
some advice please from those in the know.
alfa 33 imola 1993/94 1.4 IE L
i need to replace the steering-rack gaiters (power-assisted steering) and overhaul the gearchange mechanism.
this will be the first big job i've had to do on the 33, my first alfa, so keep me right.
there seems to be no alternative but to move the gearbox, access to the rack is really limited, but i haven't got access to a ramp or pit, so i don't want to remove everything.
big question: can i get the gearbox off without removing the engine?
i have a .pdf workshop manual for early cars, which describes everything on the basis of having removed the engine/gearbox unit as one unit, then separating them, so the details of the gearbox mechanism are covered.
and, although it doesn't cover power-steering, i think i can work that out myself.
as far as i can see it should be reasonably straightforward:
remove distributor cap (to prevent damage)
remove gearlever knob and gaiters (inside car)
remove flywheel lower cover
disconnect gearbox extension mounting (under gearlever)
support engine and allow engine/gearbox assembly to tilt back and down (but not too much!)
unbolt gearbox (4 or 6 bolts I suppose) being careful of first-motion shafts etc.
am i right?
any advice very gratefully received