What a few days!
Took the engine and box out the top in the end as had no access to a ramp. Involved job.
The new motor arrived from autolusso, a 166 lump so a few studs needed changing over as well as the top engine mount.
Timing kit etc. fitted (what a joy with the engine out). Manifolds, wiring, pumps, alternator etc swapped over. Gta clutch and flywheel fitted and dropped it back in. I say dropped as I almost did. It pays dividends to have the proper kit as usual, and a second pair of hands would have been a great help and speeded things up no end!
Three days on my tod and it's back in bolted up. Still a lot to do next week and not looking forward to the blessed oil cooler pipes.
Next time, when I've rebuilt the original engine, I think I'll go for dropping the whole subframe method as I was advised! Still I know what to watch out for and the angles nesessary . I would advise anyone attempting this to have an engine crane with an adjustable cradle.
Next week I'll attach everything and start her up and then get her on the road in time for the start of summer. I'll try and post some pics as well.