Removing the Engine

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Not necessary to remove trans...


  1. Remove carbs
  2. Split exhaust manifolds at join between upper/lower, disconnect starter wire at battery
  3. remove water pump (cover) and pipes, everything from the rear of the timing cover etc, unbolt clutch pressure plate assembly, this stays behind.
  4. Use 3 people for the 10 minutes- one for crane, one each side to tilt the engine as it comes up (turn engine mounts 90 deg) so avoiding ANY damage to firewall.
  1. On refitting align pressure plate to flywheel BEFORE engine is mounted finally to gearbox, as otherwise it will not align.