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Drex
post Mar 8 2023, 07:00 PM
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Finally got my F350 fixed
Required two valve cover gaskets being replaced

Houston....we have a problem!!!!!
with the parts car that is

Had a heck of a time getting it off the trailer
being's the bottom had dropped out
....but with jacks and two by fours and my
trusty winch...we got it off and into my garage

Drex

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post Mar 8 2023, 07:45 PM
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That’ll buff right out! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Mar 9 2023, 06:12 AM
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QUOTE(krazykonrad @ Mar 8 2023, 08:45 PM) *

That’ll buff right out! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


No it won't, don't get the poor guys hopes up too much
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post Mar 9 2023, 06:35 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) Best of luck with the project Dave, love the Willow Green…. Liking those WWII Jeeps as well!
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post Mar 10 2023, 10:24 AM
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Do you all recommend use the
Special tangerine racing plate
to remove the engine?

or is there an easier way
which doesn't cost $135?

Thanks

Drex
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post Mar 10 2023, 10:51 AM
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There is, but I'm willing to bet that your next thought after the engine and transmission rolls off the jack and on to you or your friend isn't going to be "I'm still glad I saved that $135."
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post Mar 10 2023, 03:19 PM
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There are two thoughts on dropping the engine. One is to disconnect all but the last four bolts, jack it up high, secure with jack stands, add a 4x4 or 6x6 to the top of your jack (or the Tangerine plate), remove last four bolts then very carefully wiggle and lower the engine/transaxle.

The other way is to disconnect everything but the last four bolts, take the rear wheels off, drop the car down low until the engine is on a furniture dolly (small size, $10 at Harbor freight), take out the last four bolts, then raise the car. Put blocks in appropriate places so the chassis will not be allowed to drop too far. Two floor jacks and a buddy are helpful.

Both require you to check clearance of multiple parts multiple times. I seem to recall the injectors are one of them.

I have only used the second method. Like many mechanical things, the first time is the hardest. Next time will probably take 1/4th the time.

Note: if you are using a Quickjack hydraulic device, it will not lift a car from the extreme down (wheels off) position, even a relatively light 914 without engine and transaxle without some help from a jack.

There is a great 914 engine removal checklist somewhere out there on the internets was was extremely helpful for this first timer. Take lots of pics and sketch out and label the vacuum and fuel lines, and electrical connections. There are diagrams out there for the first two.

Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
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post Mar 10 2023, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE(Drex @ Mar 10 2023, 11:24 AM) *

Do you all recommend use the
Special tangerine racing plate
to remove the engine?

or is there an easier way
which doesn't cost $135?

Thanks

Drex

Best $135 I ever spent and I’ve dropped the engine lots of times without one. Once you have one you don’t regret it. They always sell quickly on the classifieds when listed.

Use as needed - get most of your money back when done with it. Win - win.
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post Mar 10 2023, 04:22 PM
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have car all jacked up to remove engine
followed the 914OWorld technical article
to prepare this to be done.

car kinda looks like the sinking titanic!

i did order the tangerine plate tool
i think i could have done it with the floor jack
and built up blocks on both sides of the engine

while i wait for the tool to arrive
i'll continue to remove parts in the front trunk area

Drex

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post Mar 10 2023, 04:33 PM
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You may consider cutting the car in half and working from there. Nothing connecting the front and rear can be salvageable anyway
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post Mar 10 2023, 08:07 PM
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I’d be in for that frunk floor if you don’t need it and it’s in salvageable condition.

Thanks,
Sean

QUOTE(Drex @ Feb 28 2023, 06:44 PM) *

Leave tomorrow morning
to pickup the parts car

Plan to completely tear it apart for parts
and sell the ones I don't need

Here is a picture of it
Other than the engine
what are the major things
worth saving?

Again, appreciate all your expertise

Drex

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post Mar 11 2023, 09:37 AM
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i'm having a little trouble figuring out how to
disconnect the shifting linkage just in front of the engine

the how article shows a later model 914

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post Mar 11 2023, 04:12 PM
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i found this picture at:

https://zyyz.com/motorsport/project_914_02_24.htm

thank you for whoever posted it
the credit is your's, not mine

i think it illustrates the shift linkage that is in my parts car
that i'm taking apart

i'm just not sure how to go about it
it needs to be removed before I drop the engine

where does the other end of the short piece go that's at the very bottom go?

anxiously awaiting my tangerine plate tool

thanks for any input

Drex

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post Mar 12 2023, 08:18 AM
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Figured out shift linkage removal
Was pretty simple

Haven't tackled the gear shift lever linkage yet

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post Mar 13 2023, 08:36 PM
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The gear shift linkage can stay in the car until the engine is out. It’s a lot easier to remove once the engine is out. And, if it’s in good working order, no need to risk dislodging the clutch tube by pulling it out.
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post Mar 14 2023, 03:49 AM
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Krazy
i'm not quite following you on this

are you saying that i could have detached
the linkage at the firewall and then lowered the engine?

i'm waiting for the lift plate and the M8 triple square bit

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post Mar 14 2023, 08:50 AM
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QUOTE(Drex @ Mar 14 2023, 01:49 AM) *

Krazy
i'm not quite following you on this

are you saying that i could have detached
the linkage at the firewall and then lowered the engine?

i'm waiting for the lift plate and the M8 triple square bit

Drex


Tell you what, let me take a look at mine when I get home so I don't tell you wrong.
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post Mar 14 2023, 05:00 PM
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QUOTE(krazykonrad @ Mar 14 2023, 06:50 AM) *



Tell you what, let me take a look at mine when I get home so I don't tell you wrong.



Yes, my shift rod is still in the car. Attached Image
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post Mar 14 2023, 05:01 PM
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Sorry. Sideways
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There is another way to drop the drivetrain that is safe, a bit slower than the Tangerine plate. 2 floor jacks reduce the time needed, and jackstands.

Pull rear wheels, lower the car, locating and resting the drivetrain over a furniture dolly. Chassis is supported on lowered jack stands.
Unbolt the front engine bar (2 bolts), and two rear trans supports (4 bolts)
Use 2 all-thread rods about 18 in long, with washers/wing nuts, one at each front engine bar attachment point.
DISCONNECT THE TRANNY GROUND STRAP
Raise the chassis off the drivetrain.
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