Get yourself an engine leveler this will make the job much easier. Remove two of the 10mm intake bolts from the front and two from the back. Attach the leveler there and lift the engine out. It will be close to your fuel rail but wont damage it. I have pulled a dozen 4.6 out this way with no problem. Good luck.
The first time I pulled a 4.6, I used a couple of lift brackets off of a 302 and bolted them to the sides where there were a couple of holes for pulling. Front on the driver's side, back on the passenger side. This was rather cumbersome, but it worked.
The last time I installed my 4.6, I bought an engine leveller for $25 at Northern Tool. Since I had the alternator off, I used the two alternator to block holes in the front. Then I used two holes in the back. I think there were holes threaded into the heads, but I don't recall. This method was by far the easiest. The engine leveller is a requirement for me now.
ive got some plans involving that........and a company in michigan that makes valvetrain parts.....
im shooting for early may before summer classes start...Preston has all the stuff to do it...a few extra hands from the guys who done did explorer motors might be able to help...but the car will be powered by 3.14 no matter which block..
Frankencougie's setup is the CORRECT and SAFEST way. Intake manifold is held on with 8mm? shanked bolts. Do you trust two or even four of those tiny things to not drop your $$ I mean engine? The Ford tool is bolted on the same way as Frankencougie, just no leveler.
I'm trying to drain the coolant to change temperature sensor, sender and thermostat. I have unscrewed the petcock almost an inch and only getting drops of coolant. It won't unscrew anymore. Any suggestions?
Okay, so two years ago I got the P1443 and replaced all the evap hoses with fuel line and both electrical parts. I should say, all but one hose, the one closest to the fuel tank. I was pretty sure I could get that one off, but not sure at all I could get a new hose on there because it looked...
Hey guys, it has been quite a while but it's good to be back!
I am in need of some guidance regarding a recent engine swap in my 97 bird.
The back story:
It has been quite a while since I have posted, mostly due to the fact that my motor exploded roughly 6 years ago. Since then the car has...
I've got an issue I've been working on on the Tbird for the entire time I've had the car; and I know it's a wiring issue somewhere.
I've swapped a bunch of stuff, but can't find it.
I have all the drawings, datalogging, electronic skills, everything I should need.
The problem is it runs rough...
I'm giving changing my motor mounts another try, and instead of going through the torture that removing the mount+bracket out of a 2x2 inch space was, I was wondering about the service manual's procedure for changing them.
The one thing I wasn't sure about was that it instructs you...
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