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Want some good advice? Pull the trans out first, I know it looks all cool on the build shows but it's a major pita. I pull the trans first then take the 2 upper hood hinge bolts out completely and loosen (but not remove) the lowers, your hood can then be propped way up to get the engine easily removed. I don't even pull the radiator doing it this way, I work alone so messing with hoods and crazy removal of engine and trans together is just too much.
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Go to Princess and grab a 12 point 7/16" or 3/8" wrench. It takes time but one point at a time. We've all been there... Patience will have it out in no time. Sometimes a socket just won't work, friend...
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LOL - Gotta do what ya gotta do!!
 

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@69_RevHead now that I'm on a computer, it really looks like you should be able to fit a box wrench onto that bolt. Also if you never noticed, some sockets and wrenches have thinner or thicker walls.
and thinner beams too... as well as an offset on the points, if you flip the wrench 180°sometimes you can gain purchase on the flats of the bolt/nut head where otherwise you couldn't. Disregard the bend in the shank... you got this!
 

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As previously stated, Ive altered tools to make them work. I've also made my own tools to accomplish a task. Here is another possibility: If you have plans on buying new headers (don't know what the goal is for the car, DD or trailer queen), you could also cut off that primary tube to get you access.

But, most likely, the best be is to use a wrench and turn a bit at a time.
 

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Crows foot could work for sure. May try and add some heat to the header first and dimple it in a bit more. I’ve got a torch I can borrow and that’ll save me a trip to princess auto or Canadian tire.
 

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I made this for my car specifically, but it is complete and I could have it out in an hour or two without breaking a sweat.

ENGINE REMOVAL PROCEDURETOOLS
1Remove Hood
2Disconnect Battery1/2" Open End
3Drain CoolantBucket/Hose
4Remove Air Cleaner
5Disconnect Throttle Linkage
6Disconnect Fuel LineAN-6 fitting 3/4 & 11/16
7Remove Carburetor1/2" Open End
8Rotate engine to TDC
9Mark Distributor Timing
10Remove DistributorDistributor Wrench
11Remove Plug Wires
12Remove A/C Compressor
13Remove Valve Covers
14Disconnnect Fan Wiring
15Remove Radiator5/16" Driver & 1/2" Socket/Wrench
16Disconnect Header Collector, Pass9/16" Offset Wrench and Socket
17Unbolt Header, Pass3/8"
18Remove Spark Plugs, Pass5/8"
19Pull Header Up, Pass
20Remove Spark Plugs, Driver5/8"
21Disconnect Header Collector, Driver9/16"
22Unbolt Header, Driver3/8"
23Drop Header Down, Driver
24Disconnect Engine Harness
25Remove Driver Seat
26Remove Center ConsolePhillips Screwdriver
27Remove Shifter9/16"
28Raise Rear of Vehicle
29Remove Driveline1/2"
30Disconnect Speedometer Cable
31Disconnect Backup Light WiringPhillips Screwdriver
33Disconnect Clutch Hyd Line9/16"
34Drop Steering Linkage3/4"
35Remove Crossmember Nuts
36Plug Transmission Output Shaft
37Remove Motor Mount Bolts
38Lower Vehicle
39Pull Engine/Transmission Assy.
 

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I made this for my car specifically, but it is complete and I could have it out in an hour or two without breaking a sweat.

ENGINE REMOVAL PROCEDURETOOLS
1Remove Hood
2Disconnect Battery1/2" Open End
3Drain CoolantBucket/Hose
4Remove Air Cleaner
5Disconnect Throttle Linkage
6Disconnect Fuel LineAN-6 fitting 3/4 & 11/16
7Remove Carburetor1/2" Open End
8Rotate engine to TDC
9Mark Distributor Timing
10Remove DistributorDistributor Wrench
11Remove Plug Wires
12Remove A/C Compressor
13Remove Valve Covers
14Disconnnect Fan Wiring
15Remove Radiator5/16" Driver & 1/2" Socket/Wrench
16Disconnect Header Collector, Pass9/16" Offset Wrench and Socket
17Unbolt Header, Pass3/8"
18Remove Spark Plugs, Pass5/8"
19Pull Header Up, Pass
20Remove Spark Plugs, Driver5/8"
21Disconnect Header Collector, Driver9/16"
22Unbolt Header, Driver3/8"
23Drop Header Down, Driver
24Disconnect Engine Harness
25Remove Driver Seat
26Remove Center ConsolePhillips Screwdriver
27Remove Shifter9/16"
28Raise Rear of Vehicle
29Remove Driveline1/2"
30Disconnect Speedometer Cable
31Disconnect Backup Light WiringPhillips Screwdriver
33Disconnect Clutch Hyd Line9/16"
34Drop Steering Linkage3/4"
35Remove Crossmember Nuts
36Plug Transmission Output Shaft
37Remove Motor Mount Bolts
38Lower Vehicle
39Pull Engine/Transmission Assy.
Great list! kinda foolproof (unless I'm doing it! :p ).
 

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I made this for my car specifically, but it is complete and I could have it out in an hour or two without breaking a sweat.

ENGINE REMOVAL PROCEDURETOOLS
1Remove Hood
2Disconnect Battery1/2" Open End
3Drain CoolantBucket/Hose
4Remove Air Cleaner
5Disconnect Throttle Linkage
6Disconnect Fuel LineAN-6 fitting 3/4 & 11/16
7Remove Carburetor1/2" Open End
8Rotate engine to TDC
9Mark Distributor Timing
10Remove DistributorDistributor Wrench
11Remove Plug Wires
12Remove A/C Compressor
13Remove Valve Covers
14Disconnnect Fan Wiring
15Remove Radiator5/16" Driver & 1/2" Socket/Wrench
16Disconnect Header Collector, Pass9/16" Offset Wrench and Socket
17Unbolt Header, Pass3/8"
18Remove Spark Plugs, Pass5/8"
19Pull Header Up, Pass
20Remove Spark Plugs, Driver5/8"
21Disconnect Header Collector, Driver9/16"
22Unbolt Header, Driver3/8"
23Drop Header Down, Driver
24Disconnect Engine Harness
25Remove Driver Seat
26Remove Center ConsolePhillips Screwdriver
27Remove Shifter9/16"
28Raise Rear of Vehicle
29Remove Driveline1/2"
30Disconnect Speedometer Cable
31Disconnect Backup Light WiringPhillips Screwdriver
33Disconnect Clutch Hyd Line9/16"
34Drop Steering Linkage3/4"
35Remove Crossmember Nuts
36Plug Transmission Output Shaft
37Remove Motor Mount Bolts
38Lower Vehicle
39Pull Engine/Transmission Assy.
Jeez Louise! That’s great! I’m almost done prepping but will definitely use this to reassemble or next time I need to pull an engine. Thanks a million.
 
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