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Part 3 of Engine Hoist

After the fail with hoisting the engine on a lift plate, I decided to just use a engine lift bar. The bar or beam basically hangs over the middle of the engine and has four chains which can be bolted down to the 4 sides of the block. Once you have the engine lift bar [...]

Lifting 1968 Firebird engine with manifold lift.

Problems with Pulling Out the Engine

There are a few different ways to pull out an engine and I was trying to find the best option. For my first attempt, I decided to lift the engine with a bracket bolted down to the intake manifold. With the carburetor removed, an engine lift manifold bracket can be tightened down to the surface. [...]

Pontiac Firebird 1968 engine compartment with radiator removed for engine removal.

Part 2 of Front End & Engine Removal

Now that the Firebird’s front bumper and most of the front end is removed as shown before, I started digging in deeper to remove the engine. For this to happen, I removed the front fender wheel wells which was located as a separate layer of sheet metal under the front quarter panels. Some old cars [...]

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