Pulling Engine

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Brandon Cocola

    Brandon Cocola Well-Known Member

    I have always taken the hood off, it will be the least convenient when you are against the hood and need to go up more. I think I was using a leveler once and was going to hit the 8' ceiling and still needed to go up. I prefer just a chain to the engine and some times a ratchet strap to any where I want to pull or level. A lift plate would be ok but I don't have one and lately I haven't been able to find stuff I know I have and when I clean out an area I am finding other stuff that I could have used the day before.

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    No problem leaving the trans in the car, but you will need a separate jack and wood block to hold it in position when you remove/install the engine.
  3. Marv Marksberry

    Marv Marksberry Well-Known Member


    I find it just as easy to pull the front bumper, grill and radiator core support. This way, the motor and transmission sets out together and I don’t have to lift everything so high. As this is a 4-speed with a hydraulic clutch, I can reinstall my m22 to the 455 and set it all back in.
  4. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    There's a million ways to skin a cat.
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  5. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Remember to remove the three convertor bolts too.
  6. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    I tried that in my 66 riviera and i just can't remove front without removing at least one fender. Witch leads to hood removal anyway...
  7. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

  8. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Well-Known Member

    That's the "redneck repair" method!

    Additional caution: When it's time to put engine into engine compartment, be careful around your heater core--don't let the engine swing into the firewall and hit the core.

    Ask me how I know that's important.
  9. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    "Was running when pulled..." :D
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  10. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Have u pulled it yet?
  11. '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl

    '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl Well-Known Member

    Not yet Ronnie. As with everyone else life gets in the way.

    My plan is soon though.....I hope:(.

  12. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Cool Kyle. I totally understand, sometimes I go through the same thing. What I end up doing is visually completing the task in my head multiple time and by the time I actually do it, I just breeze through it.

    My uncle always told me to do things "little by little". That's another way to attack it.

    Have a good weekend
  13. '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl

    '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl Well-Known Member

    Next step for me will be to label what little wiring is in the engine bay so that it’ll literally be plug & play when new motor goes in.

    Have to decide on starter, also waiting on my TA aluminum valve covers to get off of back order.

    You have a good one as well & enjoy the family this weekend.

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