That makes sense. In addition to the gazillion other jobs I'm going to see if I can get the motor running ahead of it going to the body works. If for no other eason than to satisfy my curiosity and to make the car easier to move. At least it's lighter than the one @Markos had to pushFuel reservoir/expansion tank
Sooo much work. I'll admit it's daunting but nothing worth having is easy to get. To get the CSL I want I'll have to build it.great , all that work … but that's what you wanted
I do not understand the "stuck clutch " part... can't you get the gearbox in neutral ? again i think yes, because you can push the car…..
Yes the subframe is coming out but we want to leave it for now so car is both a roller and to maintain some structural integrity until we do the rust repairs in the front end.best way to pull motor is lowering it complete with the front frame ….sure as i think you want to get that also out of the car ?
I was going to say the same thing but was hesitant to do so. If you don’t have a lift it may be tricky. If you remove the head you gain a lot of clearance though. The head is also very easy to remove. It’s not terribly heavy but you need extend your body to lift it out. Not great for your back.best way to pull motor is lowering it complete with the front frame ….sure as i think you want to get that also out of the car ?
So you reckon pull the head if I want to jiggle it out with the gear box in place? Wasn't planning on cutting the nose cone off so hope the clearance is there.I was going to say the same thing but was hesitant to do so. If you don’t have a lift it may be tricky. If you remove the head you gain a lot of clearance though. The head is also very easy to remove. It’s not terribly heavy but you need extend your body to lift it out. Not great for your back.
Once my car was empty and the doors were off, the front end was very light. Granted the nose was cut off but then nose weighs maybe 30lbs. Anyway, the car was so light that I could teeter it on the rear jack stands with one hand. That was with the rear axle in place and the “empty” gas tank in place.
I pulled the whole motor with the wheels, transmission, and driveshaft out the front. To do it with an intact nose you would need a lift or a cherry picker attached to the bumper brackets. I beleive that this was discussed a few years back. I’ll dig up the thread. The heaviest part of the car is the area between the rear seat and the gas tank. If you go
this route, be sure that everything is disconnected first. Don’t forget the steering column as one member learned.
This gives you a picture of how much clearance you have without actually getting the front end airborne. If you look very closely you will see the yellow top of a jack stand on the frame rail under the rat’s nest of wiring. You wouldn’t need to go up much further to clear the underside of them nose, but it is more than a jack stand would allow.
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