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Old 09-27-2010, 01:58 PM
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Picked up an 88 with 306ci and C4 that was an abandoned project that has sat for 10 years. Engine has never been fired since build and want to pull it and have my builder go completly over it. It has the dual sump oil pan and I need to know if I can pull the engine by itself. Will it move forward far enough to get it out? No radiator or fan in the way. Tranny is a rebuilt C4 with manual valve body and Advance Adapters to a BW1350. Really don't want to pull the tranny unless necessary.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:38 PM
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well since the rad is not there, Im pretty sure you can get it out while keeping the transmission in the truck
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:53 PM
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He had put a 3" body lift in so no trouble getting to the bolts. Only concern was it sliding forward and the pan clearing everything. This is an entirely diff vehicle for me. Been restoring 66-77 Bronco's for the last five years.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:55 PM
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the body lift might make it slightly more difficult to clear the front when pulling it.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:18 PM
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We'll see what happens. Going to start pulling it tomorrow.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:39 AM
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Yep, body lift is a problem. Not enough ceiling height to lift it out. I measured before doing anything. Will have to wait till I get some help and roll it out in the driveway. At least I can roll it now. Tore down the front brakes and cleaned them up. Ten years of sitting with weeds growing thru them, and rust on the rotors had things pretty bound up.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:24 AM
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If you need more clearance, remove the front wheels and lower the vehicle, or simply de-inflate the front tires..
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:39 PM
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Remeasured and I pulled it out today. No problems. Question: My first engine pull w/automatic tranny. Is the torque converter supposed to come out with the engine? I thought it stayed with the tranny.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:54 AM
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Remeasured and I pulled it out today. No problems. Question: My first engine pull w/automatic tranny. Is the torque converter supposed to come out with the engine? I thought it stayed with the tranny.
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The torque converter is bolted to the flywheel & just slides on the input shaft.........best to remove the TC bolts to seperate the engine & trans, that way to don't do any damage to the trans shaft & pump.

Any pics of this truck?
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:36 AM
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Appreciate that. Hopefully didn't damage anything. At least now I know. Engine looks true to his word. Only thing in oil pan was a bit of assembly lube. Deciphered the receipts on the engine. Lunati 284/284, .488 lift, 110 cam. 1.6 roller rockers, flat top hypertuetic pistons, stainless valves. I'll check the head numbers and cc the chambers while it's down.
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