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I went ahead and bought the 2 ton. It seems to be able to reach just fine. I ditched the jack stands under the subframe and mocked up some wood blocks to clear under the car, will probably take one out but just testing to see how high I need to go. I will end up needing to move out of the garage and onto the driveway to do the pull, which fortunately is wide and long enough. It's relatively flat but not completely. Using my 6 foot level it showed about a 3 inch drop over six feet. Not ideal but it'll have to do.


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Just to add... I would lift the engine/trans at a 45 d angle. Then push the car back, not touching the hoist. But there must be room.
 
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I'm pulling the engine and transmission on Saturday, trying to prep before my help arrives. Radiator is out, fan and shroud are off, carb is off, lifting plate is on, fuel lines and radiator hoses and heater hoses disconnected, driveshaft is out. I drained the fluids as best as I can and have a plug and bag over the back of the transmission. I still need to disconnect the power steering hoses and various wires and pull the distributor. I have some questions though:

1. Do I need to disconnect the Z bar?

2. If I'm pulling the engine and trans together, do I unbolt the transmission crossmember and slide it back?

3. Do I need a transmission jack?

4. Should I unbolt the headers from the block or unbolt the exhaust pipes from the headers instead?

5. How do I remove the Hurst shifter? Is there a way to do it from inside the car?
 

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I'm pulling the engine and transmission on Saturday, trying to prep before my help arrives. Radiator is out, fan and shroud are off, carb is off, lifting plate is on, fuel lines and radiator hoses and heater hoses disconnected, driveshaft is out. I drained the fluids as best as I can and have a plug and bag over the back of the transmission. I still need to disconnect the power steering hoses and various wires and pull the distributor. I have some questions though:

1. Do I need to disconnect the Z bar?

2. If I'm pulling the engine and trans together, do I unbolt the transmission crossmember and slide it back?

3. Do I need a transmission jack?

4. Should I unbolt the headers from the block or unbolt the exhaust pipes from the headers instead?

5. How do I remove the Hurst shifter? Is there a way to do it from inside the car?
1. YES remove
2. I never have
3. Not necessarily.
4. Yes both
5 Remove the handle from inside. Remove the shift rods, then the two bolts holding the shifter to the trans and drop from the bottom. Moving blankets for body protection would be good but if careful not needed.
 
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