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    If you need it drop me a PM and we can talk on the phone if you get stuck. You happy with how to do it?

    Negative terminal on your battery disconnected (DO THIS FIRST!!!)
    Get your car jacked RIGHT up high, on ramps, as high as you can get it.
    You disconnected the negative terminal, right?
    Fuel line disconnected
    Is your negative terminal disconnected?
    Accelerator cable disconnected
    Now FFS make sure you disconnected your negative terminal
    ALternator cables off
    Electrics off your coil (label them, take photos, whatever)
    Jack under the engine, aim for the sump plate, with a block of wood or something.
    Support the weight of the engine
    Two nuts under the car, on the gearbox bellhouse, forward of the engine.
    Look for the clutch cable, next bolt is next to the release arm
    On your feet and look behind the fanhouse, there's a nut on the other side of the starter. That's your last one, leave it there for now.
    Take off the tinwear between valance and pulley to make space
    Depending on your header you might need to whip that off too for clearance
    Look around for something to land the header or heads on so you can pull the jack out after, a couple of bricks, bits of wood, whatever.
    Now take off that last nut.
    Make sure that everything is clear of the engine, cables, wires, hoses, everything.
    Tug hard, will come off the splines of the gearbox easy. Lower the engine to the ground (might need some jiggling to get it there)
    Drop the engine onto your briicks / wood / whatever
    Rocker cover off
    spark plug leads off (label them)
    Intake manifold off
    Cooling tin off
    Clean up the oil
    Rockers off
    Clean up the oil
    Pushrods off, MAKE SURE YOU NOTE WHERE EACH ONE WENT!!! This is REALLY important!
    Head bolts off
    Clean up the oil
    pull the head
    Clean up the oil
    Catch your pushrod tubes
    Clean up the oil
    relocate your pushrod tubes
    New head on
    pushrods back where they should be
    bolt the head down
    Torque the nuts in sequence
    Rockers back on
    leave the rocker cover off
    get teh engine back up onto the bellhouse
    put a couple of the nuts in to hold it in place
    Set your rocker gaps
    Start putting everything else back together
    blablabla
    Check your timing (you'll need your negative terminal back on for this, but ONLY do that after ALL your wires are back where they should be)
    Top up your oil
    say a whee prayer

    You'll get there buddy. We've done this in fields at shows before, changed pistons in lay-bys, all sorts of bonkers stuff. It's easy peasy if you go steady and don't get angry at it.

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    got any tips for doing it yourself and getting the 4 gearbox to engine bolts out?

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    Thanks, didnt see that when i wrote the last message, that was/ is extremely usefull

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    figured it out, put a spanner on the bolt, made sure it was against something and couldnt turn and undid the nut, easy peasy.

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    Wait... Spanner and bolt???

    The lower nuts screw onto captive studs, the upper bolt winds into a captive nut, and the starter motor bolt is a D-bolt that holds against the starter body, there shouldn't be a need for wedging spanners?

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    nah, mines weird, one of them, upper passenger side, is a nut and bolt that slides out.

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    found that out when i took the engine out once before...

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    Engines finally out!!! took a while because i had to take the exhaust off, did make things easier, and grandma kept coming in to make sure i hadnt been crushed

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    You got a 1200 box..?

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    Tell Grandma I said hello

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