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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 03, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, here i go , im going to pull the engine/trans out of my 1987 camaro

Are there any specific things i have to keep an eye on?

i know i have to remove the radiator and disconnect the hoses and cables (duh)
not to mention the bolts

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'77 355ci/COMP cam 218/224 .464/.470 114 LSA
rollerrockers1.5/9.72 forged pistons
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 03, 07:06 AM
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You should also pull out the distributor.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 03, 07:32 AM
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Pulled my engine and transmission about two weeks ago. (New one back in already).

Took about 2 hours to get everything ready to yank. About another 15 or 20 minutes to pull engine. Had intake off and unbolted manifolds from heads. Swung them out of the way.

Only thing I forgot was the speedometer cable. All came out fine swinging on the cherry picker.

All this in a small two car garage.

A couple of months ago I pulled a v6 out of an 86 Camaro (engine & tranny together). Be sure and label where the vacuum hoses go. It will save you gobs of time. That took most of the afternoon just yanking stuff off of it and labeling where the stuff goes back on. One thing on the hood. Be sure and mark where the hood is sitting on the hinges (some people even drill a small hole thru the bracket into the hood so that you can line it up correctly when you put it back on). I just used a felt tip pen and marked around the hinge.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 03, 12:40 AM
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i pulled a 305 out of an 84 Camaro about a month ago- pulled the heads before that, tho, and learned that the best method is to leave the exhaust manifolds ON the engine and just unbolt the "y" pipe from underneath- or break off the bolts, as happened to me. if i was gonna just pull the engine, i would have left the heads on, but i thought i was gonna do a head rebuild or something and get it running again- you know how that is. it only took me 2 hours of swearing and screaming and kicking stuff to get the back 2 bolts out of the pass side exhaust manifold. great design there. unbolting everything else took a grand total of about 2 hours, as already stated by someone else. and i took my time, and only used the Sawzall on the exhaust hanger by the tranny mount and on the 2 bolts where the pipe bolts to the back of the cat.

you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.

wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?
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