stripping my old 350 engine/gearbox

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I need to strip it so that I can eventally get it into the boot of my A3 to get it to the scrap metal dealers, as its taking up half of the garage.

I stripped and saved the useful bits and for future use then stalled with the torque converter but had another look this evening.

I worked out how to get the torque convereter off, you need to access the bolts, 9 in total through the starter motor mounting. After removing them its a case of working it side to side till it and the flywheel drop off.

I took off the harmonic balancer too, that needed a breaker bar to get the bolt off.

Tomorrow evening I'll get the sump off and the front plate and post a few more pictures.

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Well that's it done, luckily the block is now a heavy one man lift.

This is what is under the engine back plate.

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Next the sump came off, then the oil pump.

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With the oil pump and chain out of the way the front plate came off.

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Close up of the chain guides.

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Next, on the pistons and crank.

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Crank and pistons out.

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That's it done, off to the scrap metal dealer next.

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