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today iv dismantled my 33 all electrical wiring and hoses bumper coil spark plugs carbys all i have sitting there is the block ready to be dropped but this is where im stuck to drop the engine correct me if im wrong guys
bare in mind im doing a home job so no hydralic lifts just trolley jack and wooden blocks

1 raise the car at the fron and sit it on stands
2 disconect gearbox tail bolt from middle of the car
3 disconet drive shafts from gearbox to the wheels
4 get a trolley jack and put the jack under the engine
5 undo all engine mounts
6 undo the main nut and bolt on top of the engine which hold the engine up then slowly lower the engine down with the jack
7 lift the front of the car a bit higher and pull the engine out on the jack

am i right guys plz help me thanx alfio john
 

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quick question brit01
im drooping out my engine in the next 2 days
i dont need to disconect the hub fron the calipers?????
all i got to disconect is the engine mounts gearbox tail mount front cross member and the drive shaft with allen keys
my main worry is pulling the hub and calipers apart which id rather not do
as i want to keep the body on wheels so i can still push it in and out of my garage
 

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It's possible to disconnect the fornt cross member with the front suspension arms only leaving the hubs and shafts in place as I did.
BUT you may have one hell of a job getting it back on as I did.

Maybe an easier way but I haven't found it. If you follow the Haynes manual you'll end up with my situation - suspension arms that won't want to twist back into their position. They tend to twist in 2 directions!!!

As you can see supercharged did it in 23 mins removing the hubs.

I am in the same boat as you needing to move my car around. Front cross member is a PITA if you need to move it around.

Let me know what you decide to do.


Also when you lower the engine, it's useful to keep the tail attached for stability reasons, and then lower the tail once the sump is on the floor. That's how I did it. 2 little scissor jacks under each head or larger jacks if you have them.
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did you get the suspension arms to twist back though?
if you were able to then iv got 3 friends who will be helping me as i do this
putting my engine back i might get the mechanic to do this haha
 

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Got it back yes but took a whole day on my own with many cuts and bruises.

Supercharges16v method is good for when working alone I guess.

If you've get several pairs of hands then I don't think you'll have an issue.
I heard some use a plumbers wrench to twist the arm back in.
It's the lower hole that is a pain to line up to get the bolt through.
 
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