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But still looks solid enough!
yeah for sure! The rust is isolated not everywhere. And I’m really glad I painted it because it was just rusting in my field with no paint on it. Now it’s good to go. There has never been any rust on the body really other than up by the sunroof and a couple other small spots
 

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got a lot done tonight, had sloppy joes for dinner and layered up. 9 degrees out. But I charged up the work light, brought all the tools back from work I needed and got a can of pb blaster like you guys recommended and that really helped. The wind died down too.

axles are cleared. Had to pound the lower ball joint out and they were stubborn. Wanted to get that part done so tomorrow morning I can work on finishing up and pulling the rest of the engine without waking my neighbors in the two units next to me.

Got the transmission cable bracket bolt out I needed a 1/4 ratchet for the other day and brought pick home for those stubborn connectors but I left that easy job for the morning. At this point all I have left is pop the axles out of the transmission, disconnect a few more wires and hook up the hoist and yank the engine out. Oh and disconnect the exhaust.
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Your hands look like its 9 degrees! Dedication my man, dedication!
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its 0 degrees out right now this morning. I'm suiting up as if I'm about to go snowmobiling in massachusetts. long johns, fleeze pj's under my pants and like 10 long sleave shirts under my jacket. But I'm getting super excited I just hope I can get the exhaust bolt out because I cant use my impact. I lost my deep 17 socket. hopefully I can get a wrench on it. Heading out there now wish me luck thank gosh for good coffee and lots of layers.
 

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Amost out! Learned what the “B***tch pin” was as it’s the very last thing I have to remove. I couldn’t figure out why the linkage wouldn’t slide out. YouTube’d it and they showed me i have to get that pin out. I tried holding a socket and spraying it down but wouldn’t budge. I’m going to bring a torch home and a pair of vice grips and use them to hold a small socket that I can wail on with the hammer. It’s hard to hold the socket and hit it so the pliers will help.

the engine is out hanging and the mounts are free but one bolt in the tranny broke off. Dang. Add that to the list of sheared off broken bolts.

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Got the hood off and hoist assembled!
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popped the axles out
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if you can't get the bitchpin from the bottom ,
take off the intake mani and try more room ,,support the shift linkage from the bottom with something solid like a jack or bricks..whale away
 

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if you can't get the bitchpin from the bottom ,
take off the intake mani and try more room ,,support the shift linkage from the bottom with something solid like a jack or bricks..whale away
I was wondering if it would come out that way or not. I’m going to try the map torch and vice grip method first. I have them now and will try it first thing tomorrow morning. Otherwise I like that idea thank you very much! I didn’t think to use the jack to support it but that is very necessary
 

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just use an a/c compressor bolt and knock it out lol
 

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Once I get that pin out of the tranny it will be free, it’s hanging and all mounts are free!
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just use an a/c compressor bolt and knock it out lol
I have one, is that the right size for that pin?

Speaking from experience, take the exhaust studs out in sequence starting from the outside and work your way in. They're much more likely to strip the stud out of the head if you leave the outside ones until last, and sometimes you'll pull the stud out anyway because they're a SOB.
thanks for the advise! I plan on trying to use the stock Header from the new engine because I was throwing 02 codes with the old header from the last engine and I don’t want to replace the gasket because I’m on a budget.
 

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Personally I drop engine and trans out through the bottom, with linkage attatched, then pull the bitch pin while it's on the furnitutre dolly, but im a cheater and my stands go up really high, lol.
 

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Personally I drop engine and trans out through the bottom, with linkage attatched, then pull the bitch pin while it's on the furnitutre dolly, but im a cheater and my stands go up really high, lol.
I’ve got my giant truck stands under there and bent the crap out of the pinch weld trying to Jack it up high enough. I got carried away and put the Jack too far back, lifted both wheels on one side off the ground trying to clear the giabt Jack stand. My regular ones are in mass. I almost could go through the bottom. But I prefer the top and that’s a good idea though I would try that if I had a smooth floor.
 

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Been swapping out these engines and trannies for 20-25 years now. All it took was one 4G Prelude H23 that I tried to go up and out with, and now they all go out the bottom. So much easier. But, it'll work either way. I use a lift most of the time, but my favorite tool for FWD is the ATV jack that I sit motor and trans down on, then just raise lift and pull them out. It works on jack stands too.

This is the one I use:

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BTW, your shift linkage looks a little "furry" in some of those pictures lol
 

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Been swapping out these engines and trannies for 20-25 years now. All it took was one 4G Prelude H23 that I tried to go up and out with, and now they all go out the bottom. So much easier. But, it'll work either way. I use a lift most of the time, but my favorite tool for FWD is the ATV jack that I sit motor and trans down on, then just raise lift and pull them out. It works on jack stands too.

This is the one I use:

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BTW, your shift linkage looks a little "furry" in some of those pictures lol
That’s a pretty cool tool! Thanks for sharing your method and dude, I’m like what fuzz? When I went back up to look I almost died of laughter 😂 it looks like a long forgotten fridge vegetable.
 

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I turned down a punch which made it the perfect size to push out the bitch pin. Also the door hinge bolt has a dog head which is the perfect size to get it started, but it does bottom out pretty quick. By that time though usually it's already starting to move and you should be sweet - Good when you're at the wrecker and you've forgotten your special punch.

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