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Old 11-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Drop Motor and trans from above?

So tonight I am going to put in my motor. Is it easier to drop it in or pull it up? I do not have a lift for the car. I have pulled the hood. I was planing on dropping it from above. it seams to be the easy way. but want curious what others have done.


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Old 11-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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lift it up high with jacks and jack stands and bring it out the bottom.
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I have done it both ways... Def. easier to drop it in from above.

If you have an engine leveler, that helps too for angling it back n forth. Comes in handy depending on what lift points you use.

I, too, only have jack stands to work with
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I am putting the motor in. I took it out from the bottom but I did that when I had multiple items already removed and then trans and other items. I am putting it in already fully assembled and connected to the transmission.

Don't have a stabalizee but have a wife that can help... and a 2.5 year old I can use as a counter weight :-)
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Roll it under the car use a engine hoist to lift it up into place
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Roll it under the car use a engine hoist to lift it up into place


This probably what I would do, though if you have enough room do whatever is easiest.
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Don't have a stabalizee but have a wife that can help... and a 2.5 year old I can use as a counter weight :-)
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last time I did a clutch on one of my cars I needed my wife to start a bell housing bolt for me
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good luck with that
last time I did a clutch on one of my cars I needed my wife to start a bell housing bolt for me
You would have thought I asked her for a kidney


bwhahahaha


Oh man too funny, but I totally know how that goes. I don't ask my wife to help with anything unless I absolutely have too and have no choice but the need for an extra set of hands.
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It went in from up top. fairly easy process once I removed the driver side support bracket and mount.

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I think in the ford factory, they drop the body on chassis subassembly.

That's why I feel pulling it up seems to make more sense. Plus we have upper thans mount in the way.
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