10-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Join Date: May 2014
I swapped the engine from my 87 into my 88. Pull the engine and transmission together as one unit.
I didn't take much of anything off of the engine. I did not remove the carb/intake, alternator or starter, or any of the stuff you mentioned the FSM said.
Disconnect radiator hoses, pull radiator, cooling fan, unplug wires, unbolt motor mounts and trans mount. Pull the shifter out of the trans, disconnect clutch cable, remove the frame support bar underneath, pull the trans to tcase propeller shaft. Disconnect the exhaust, and the exhaust pipe to manifold bolts can be a real bear. Use lots of penetrating lube and be prepared for trouble with them. Maybe a few other little things I can't think of...
You will need a leveling bar on your lift so that you can tilt the engine/trans probably about 45 degrees when your lifting it out. That is the only way the oil pan will clear the core support, and the top of the trans clear the trans tunnel and firewall.
Hope this helps.
88 soft top rescued from the junkyard. Mods: Harley carb & homemade intake adapter, 4.16 gears and a Twisted TT shifter in the transfer case, RMS mini spool in the rearend, CJ/RUF SPUA, 235/75/R15 tires and 2 tone rattle can paint.
Last edited by texas 87sami; 10-09-2014 at 09:57 PM.