Started pulling the engine for a rebuild. 😀

Silly clamshell hood!

That’s better.

You appear to be missing some parts.

Oh, by the way, this isn’t a coolant drain like I foolishly thought. It’s for the timing chain tensioner, as I found out when the spring almost went flying.

Exhaust manifold nuts are a pain in the ass. Two are rounded off, one came off no problem, and the other took the stud with it. Oh well, I bought a whole new set.

Gross intake manifold and carb; that coolant passage looks kind of crusty.

Ready to pull…?

No, not quite. What should have been 10 minutes worth of lifting and pulling turned into 45 minutes of my dad and I trying to pry the engine from the trans with prybars. I ended up forgetting to take the stupid flywheel inspection plate off the bottom of the transmission, and the flywheel couldn’t escape.


This should make any suspension work I need to do a lot easier.

… Not that this endeavor was without faults; somewhere along the line the connector for the brake booster snapped off. Who knows, this may be incentive to just get rid of the power brake system.

Intake ports. My dad said they were big. Okay dad!

As it stands now, clutch and flywheel are off. I still need to get longer bolts for it so that I can actually put it on a stand. But that will have to wait until… God I don’t even know, I keep getting called into work

Lots more to come!

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