first step is to remove the hood. Just about
everything here has to come out.
is what the battery tray looks like. We will take care
of this rust.
is out. There is a little surface rust on the sheet
metal in places where the car has never been painted.
Something else to take care of.
I took the exhaust pipe loose from the exhaust manifold I
found this damage to one of the brass nuts. The stud
in the manifold rusted enough that the nut came loose then
the hot exhaust gasses did this damage.
are no existing hoist mounts on the engine but the VERY
sturdy oil filter mount will do just fine on the front of
the engine. I drilled a chunk of angle iron to make
the rear hoist mount. I had to remove the coil,
dipstick, and heater hose to make room.
The driveshaft is out, all the wiring disconnected, the
starter is out, and it is about time to lift. I hooked
up the hoist, took the engine weight on the hoist,
then removed the rear motor mount and transmission.
is the front motor mount. Did you notice the ground
strap next to it? I sure did not. More on that
later. You can also see the disconnected fuel line.
had the whole family helping. Some had more confidence
in me than others. The load leveler on the hoist was a
really big help because the engine had to tilt a lot to get
the engine, wiggle it back, jack it up, repeat. For
some reason one of the front motor mounts seemed to get hung
up. I wonder why?
out! No major damage. Now I need to figure out
how to hang it on the engine stand. I probably should
have pulled the bell housing off but I would really rather
not do that. I ended up being able to only use two
bolts to hang the engine. That makes me a little
nervous but they are really strong bolts.
THAT is why the engine hung up. I guess if this is the
biggest mistake I make on this project I am doing OK.
Lucky for me the fine boys at Studebaker simply tinned the
end of the ground strap and drilled a hole for the bolt.
It pulled out cleanly and I think I can fix it by just
soldering the end back together.
a large hole has been left behind. You can see the
shift linkage hanging down, the throttle linkage bolted to
the firewall, some rust, the steering box, and the front
frame cross member. The first of many piles of dirt
off the car is laying on the pavement.