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Pulling Engine

Postby rchizip » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:52 pm

I'm preparing to pull the engine on my 63 Traveller to get ready for painting the entire car. Any tips on the engine pulling operation would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Pulling Engine

Postby The vast minority » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:05 pm

Welcome. :D
Its probably the easiest engine removal you will have ever done.
If leaving gearbox in the car then make very sure you have removed ALL of the bolts securing gearbox to engine because the engine back-plate is cast iron and will crack like a crisp (potato chip) if you dont!

Other than that, its childs play.

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Re: Pulling Engine

Postby ruairidh » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Take engine and gearbox out together as its so much easier to put back in.
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Re: Pulling Engine

Postby Custard » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:55 pm

If you don't know have a quick look at the gearbox cross member first.

If everything goes to plan it is a couple of hours, but if the gearbox cross member has been welded to the chassis rails it is a bit of a pain.

Not the end of the world the floor can be unscrewed and the gearbox mounting rubbers removed and the gearbox coaxed out.

Also as well as the gearbox crossmember bolts from underneath 4 of the screws holding the floor down should be longer as they also hold the uppermost ends of the cross member in.

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Re: Pulling Engine

Postby emjay » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:23 pm

The shift lever should be removed as well by removing the boot and the three bolts holding the retainer plate on the gear box. Stuffing something in the hole is a good idea so as not to lose the anti-rattle plunger.
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Re: Pulling Engine

Postby Panky » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:03 pm

Yep - found the spring off mine at the bottom of the gearbox :shock:
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Re: Pulling Engine

Postby TDV102 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:07 pm

An engine crane is recommended, though last time I did mine I used the father-in-law's muck loader...
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Re: Pulling Engine

Postby MM » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:47 pm

You can get them out without a hoist by removing the front panel then wheeling the engine away from the gearbox with a trolley jack, raising it above the level of the front crossmember then carefully sliding it out (taking care not to crush any brake pipes or electrical cables). It helps to have another trolley jack on the other side of the crossmember to lower it back to nearer the floor level again, otherwise ensure you have plenty of thick old cushions or similar to drop it onto.
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