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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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Removing the motor

Keith D
Keith D


Number of posts : 381
Location : El Dorado Hills, Ca
Registration date : 2016-11-25

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Post by Keith D Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:49 pm

Before I get too far along with the interior I will probably want to remove the motor.

All the pictures that I've seen of the motor being removed show a cherry picker going through the side doors to pull the motor.

Since there is no cross member under the engine or tranny is it possible to jack the van up some, put it on jack stands and drop the motor out the bottom instead?

Before I pull a motor I remove the carb, intake and heads to make it lighter and give more room to maneuver. In this case I also would pull the tranny also.

Any thoughts about problems dropping the motor down? Anyone with any experience either way, thoughts which would be better / easier?

Thanks...Keith

OutofSight
OutofSight


Number of posts : 1510
Location : Lake Oroville, Ca.
Registration date : 2015-11-19

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Post by OutofSight Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:35 pm

I have always pulled them through the barn doors, never had an issue.Removing the motor B8f5b110

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gary h
gary h


Number of posts : 441
Location : tn.
Registration date : 2012-10-19

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Post by gary h Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:58 pm

I used the Right Front Door opening to remove and install the Engine W/Trans. in my Pick-Up.   Brian Bowie told me that tip years ago. cheers

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sweetvan
sweetvan


Number of posts : 231
Location : Ventura, CA, 93003
Registration date : 2013-12-16

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Post by sweetvan Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:49 am

Keith,
What engine do you have? For a 273, the service manual says to raise the van on a hoist, disconnect everything and drain fluids, support the engine and transmission as a unit on a suitable jack stand, remove the engine support bolt, front engine mount lower stud nuts, the right engine support bracket from the body and left front motor mount from the engine, then lower the engine and transmission assembly. I have not removed an engine myself.
Richard


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Keith D
Keith D


Number of posts : 381
Location : El Dorado Hills, Ca
Registration date : 2016-11-25

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Post by Keith D Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:46 pm

sweetvan wrote:Keith,
What engine do you have? For a 273, the service manual says to raise the van on a hoist, disconnect everything and drain fluids, support the engine and transmission as a unit on a suitable jack stand, remove the engine support bolt, front engine mount lower stud nuts, the right engine support bracket from the body and left front motor mount from the engine, then lower the engine and transmission assembly. I have not removed an engine myself.
Richard

It's a 318, hopefully over this winter it will become a stroked 340 (I have a block that needs to be checked out by a machine shop) to 372 cubes.

Thanks everyone for your input, I appreciate it.

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