Pulling the engine

After finding a cracked piston skirt whilst trying to replace the rear main seal, I have now decided to pull the engine so I can remove the top half of the rear main seal (rope!!) and then put it all back together again and see if I can keep the engine running whilst I source a new engine.

I’ve had a load of people tell me that a cracked piston skirt, although not good, is not necessary the end of the world. However a new engine is ultimately where I will go as a rebuild is actually coming out more expensive.

To get ready for the removal, the carb, radiator, monte carlo bar, power steering & alternator have been removed. I purchased a carb plate which should allow me to pull the engine using the crane, which I also bought and will probably only ever use twice 😦

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