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Here's the tools I have . I need to get a torque wrench , creepy crawler, I do have the socket swivel adapters. Any other tools I should have so I'm prepared ?
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Looks' like I may be able to mount the motor off the back of my truck with a pallet jack in my bed.







I bought new tools so I'm not short on one.






This is why I bought new tools.



And to put the final touch after the engine and truck is repainted it wouldn't be right without new shoes:poke:






THANKS FOR ALL YOUR INPUT IT'S REALLY HELPING ME WITH ALL THE MADNESS OF DOING THIS WITHOUT A CLUE OF WHAT I GOT MYSERLF INTO.:nanawrench::nanawrench:

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Its gonna be a breeze! I helped pull my old one out last May as you can see in my transplant vid on Youtube. For a beginner,it may take about 4 days if you take your time by documenting and photographing everything so it's easily remembered.
Once you've done it a few times,takes about 1 day.
Good luck!
BTW,what are you gonna do with the old shoes?.....:poke:
 

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You'll need someone to help you, especially getting the hood off.

I've done the whole thing by myself on my T, but it doesn't have a hood or fenders, and it's easy to get the radiator out of the way.

Get a bottle of the cam lube supplement or put in Royal Purple break-in oil. Do some checking on it.
 

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One of the best investments you can make in your life is (good tools!!)
There anit nothing worse that striping something because of a cheap wrench!!!
My in-laws were always trying to be nice and buy me tools for Christmas and such. I had to ask them not too. I'd rather hurt feelings than hurt myself or my stuff!!!!
Take your time, you'll be fine.
Oh yea you forgot your best tool
http://www.elcaminocentral.com/:beer:
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One of the best investments you can make in your life is (good tools!!)
There anit nothing worse that striping something because of a cheap wrench!!!
My in-laws were always trying to be nice and buy me tools for Christmas and such. I had to ask them not too. I'd rather hurt feelings than hurt myself or my stuff!!!!
Take your time, you'll be fine.
Oh yea you forgot your best tool
http://www.elcaminocentral.com/:beer:
Donny
Without all of the members helping with questions I would still be going to a mechanic for a tune-up because I couldn't get the number 8 plug out till I joined, 23 years that's a lot of wasted cash and pull an engine you got to be kidding. I'm not planning on it but I bet it starts the first time when I'm done.
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Robert

I have a line on two hoist so I'm looking good there but is a breaker bar good enough to get the bolts off the motor mounts after a couple of days spraying liquid wrench and banging it in between spraying it? Once I get those off and unbolt it from the trans. that's the hard part besides pulling it correct?



Any other tools you can think of? I'm just on tools for now.
 

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I forget if the engine comes with a balancer already installed or not - if not you will want to rent a balancer install tool - this can be rented at autozones and o'reilley autoparts.

If you are pulling the engine and leaving the trans in the car then the hoist and the lift chains are all you will need - if you are pulling them together then you will also want to rent an engine leveller - this allows you to easily set the angle of the engine as you remove and install the motor.

there are no other specialised tools you should need other than the set of hand tools you already have.
 

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I forget if the engine comes with a balancer already installed or not - if not you will want to rent a balancer install tool - this can be rented at autozones and o'reilley autoparts.

If you are pulling the engine and leaving the trans in the car then the hoist and the lift chains are all you will need - if you are pulling them together then you will also want to rent an engine leveller - this allows you to easily set the angle of the engine as you remove and install the motor.

there are no other specialised tools you should need other than the set of hand tools you already have.

Great I'm not pulling the trans. and yes I will need a balancer so that's good to know in advance.
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I'm getting ready to do mine in a few weeks so I'm doing the same thing that you are. I will be using my air ratchet and impact gun for the tear down. Also going to take a few weeks to do mine. I want to clean the engine compartment really well while there's no engine in. Hopefully even replace the steering shaft while its all apart. Good luck and take lots of pics. I'll be posting mine after I'm all done I plan on taking them through every phase.

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A helpful visual tool.

If I may. Box wrench video series basic engine building. Excellent removal/installation section. 98% of what you need to know. guaranteed.
 

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If I may. Box wrench video series basic engine building. Excellent removal/installation section. 98% of what you need to know. guaranteed.

Cool and I will post pic's also Jerry:nanawrench: I'm IN NO HURRY I WILL START AFTER I KNOW I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED I HOPE.
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Get some zip-lock bags and label where every bolt came from and also label each wire so you know where it connects to.:beer:
 

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Most likely your not going to have everything needed in advance.
I still misplace stuff during a rebuild.
I have three projects running at the moment,all at the new engine stage.
I try to get something done each day.
Some parts that you plan on using,most likely will get replaced as they won't fit perfectly,or they come from the previous engine.
Get going!!!
It's a great joy to see daily progress,I'm so close to having three cars running.:nanawrench:
Can't wait to get through the grunt work and get on to interior replacement.:poke:
 

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since you,re not pulling the trans. you will need a jack to hold up the trans.
 

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Get some zip-lock bags and label where every bolt came from and also label each wire so you know where it connects to.:beer:
I do that, and I use a shoebox as a "filing system." I stand the zip-loc bags up, starting at the back end of the box and work toward the front. Then, when you put it back together, you start at the front and work to the back!
 

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Good planning is definitely a help. So is installing things like a new balancer ahead of time. Misc parts like intake & exhaust manifold Gaskets, small length of 3/8" fuel hose etc slow you down having to make a trip to get during the install process. As for me, especially on an older simple engine like yours, I Just set various parts & bolts in different piles as they come off. Labeling a gen 1 would slow me down,to each their own though. Next engine swap, I,m not even unbolting my hood.:poke:

Seriously though. A friend of mine that used to have 5 5th gens says he's swapped engines with the hood still in place.
 

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I would recommend getting a distributor wrench clamp tool. They come in handy and make it heck of a lot easier to adjust the timing. It's a pain otherwise. Also, do you already have never seize ready? It doesn't look the prettiest but does wonders from keeping stuff from getting stuck (especially 10 years down the road from now). It can be a pain to get back off your fingers, so I only use it with disposable gloves.
 

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since you,re not pulling the trans. you will need a jack to hold up the trans.
thought of that thanks ad I will be replacing most of the parts with new and bolted up to the new motor unless some items need to be put on after it's dropped in.
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The handiest thing you will want that I don't see is a 9/16 universal socket and a 2 -3 ft extension. This is the easiest way to get the two top bell housing bolts out. It makes it even easier if you slide the tranny cross member back and lower the tranny a few inches, take the two top bolts out and then set the tranny back on the X member. Taking the hood off is not necessary with just an engine removal if you use a carb plate or keep the chain really short to the intake.
As some of my threads can attest I have had my BBB out a few times with the hood on with no problem clearing and that is with having to slide forward enough to get off the standard tr4anny input shaft.
 

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The handiest thing you will want that I don't see is a 9/16 universal socket and a 2 -3 ft extension. This is the easiest way to get the two top bell housing bolts out. It makes it even easier if you slide the tranny cross member back and lower the tranny a few inches, take the two top bolts out and then set the tranny back on the X member. Taking the hood off is not necessary with just an engine removal if you use a carb plate or keep the chain really short to the intake.
As some of my threads can attest I have had my BBB out a few times with the hood on with no problem clearing and that is with having to slide forward enough to get off the standard tr4anny input shaft.
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I have three different size universal attachments I can snap a 9/16 socket on or will it make it to long to fit on the bolt? should I get the all in one attachment? I kept looking at the extinctions but at harbor they didn't have the single only the three piece 3 foot different size ratchet extinction so I will get one at Pep Boys and thanks for the tip on the tranny every little bit helps and will save time,
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The socket that has the universal built into will be easier to get in there. With the tranny dropped a little you should be OK with the universal and a shallow socket.
 
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