Drop it, newer ideas are great, when they work, and one big pain in the ass when they don't.
|Originally posted by mitchjl22:|
Its easy and fun dropping the cradle. Make sure you look up the best thread on how to do it. Its called Dropping the cradle by the numbers. I've done it twice now and i'm 17 and its really not that challenging. Best of luck though, and I hope that clutch works out for you.
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Dropping the cradle will give you the opportunity to see things you wouldn't have if you pull it from the top. as well as easily repair anything that needs it much more easily with the cradle on the ground. just a suggestion from someone who has been doing it for a very long time. you never know what you may run into when pulling or dropping a motor and the easier it is to get at those problems the better when you have to fix things you didn't see or know about before. besides with all that out its the best time to paint and RR the engine compartment.
|Originally posted by hcforde:|
This is hardened steel you are trying to cut through so not only do you have the time to consider but you have to buy new bolt assembly and the tools required for cutting if you do not already have them. With a Sawz-All, diamond blades are what I ended up using; another monetary expense.
Plasma cutter, you can rent them, I own one as I was a welder for 20+ years, takes like all of 5 seconds to cut threw anything from a bolt of hardened steel to carbide. I have cut frozen nuts off bolts and the heads off bolts without damaging any of the parts near it. of course, like I said I have been doing this sort of crap for more than a couple of decades and can cut things out with a plasma cutter that most people wouldn't even think about trying.
Technology is great when it works,
and one big pain in the ass when it doesn't
Detroit iron rules all the rest are just toys.