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Old 11-09-2018, 02:25 PM
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Guess there is no chance of getting 430 out and leaving hood on?
Really not looking forward to removing hood, ever really.
It's a snap, circle where the bolts are sitting before, put them in the same place after. It's also a chance to clean the bottom side of the hood, but I did it myself, mind you I have monkey arms!!!
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:03 PM
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I have seen people drilling a small alignment hole through the bottom of the hood and into the hinge arm to make realignment easier. Wish I would have done that.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:09 PM
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I agree with Scott. Just outline the bolts with a pencil and put them back in the same place. That's worked for me without having to drill any holes.

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Old 11-10-2018, 01:36 PM
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Removing the hood is mandatory but not a big deal, really. As said, there are a host of methods for putting things back the way they were.

I've used a spritz of spray paint in the corners of opposing hood hinges. Nothing is more positive than a 'guide pin' hole. If you don't like the way it looks, make the hole diameter 1/8" and put a pop-rivet in there. Not only does it locate exceptionally well but it looks 'finished' when done. (But, who is ever going to look?) Aluminum pop-rivets are also easy to drill out.

Work safe and take your time. This is a two-man job. When I pull/stuff an engine, I make sure the body is off the suspension (so it doesn't move), solidly on jack stands and high enough so I can work underneath. Laying on cardboard makes it easy to slide around, it keeps me off the floor, anything that drops is easily retrieved and it absorbs. Give the body a good shake before going under. The rear wheels can be on ramps but the front subframe must be on stands for stability.

If you want to see how your engine went in at Wixom, CLICK HERE and go to 4:22 in the video. They show a few people on top but that's for the video. Actually, one on top and one underneath is how engines are stuffed. Also notice all the 'final dress' components that are already on the engine like the exhaust crossover pipe. - Dave
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:34 AM
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Default i vote both come out

I have had mine out about 3 or 4 times in the last 2 years. first time i did them separate. But i take the both out now. but the leveler is almost required and 2 people makes it crazy easier. also i removed the radiator which gives alot more room.
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