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944 Engine removal out the top??

Looking for any tricks of the trade to lift out the 944 non turbo engine. I have a cherry picker but no lift so going out the bottom is to much trouble and cost. Installing a corvette LT1 350 with Renegades conversion kit. I will be removing most everything, radiator, brake booster, all exhaust, front springs, ect. Somebody has to have removed one of these out the top before. The engine 83000miles,all accessories, radiator, are for sale. You can see,hear,and drive it if anyone is interested. I'd like to start this week.
Thanks in advance
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The engine will come out of the top. Pull the hood off first!! Leave everything on except the dist cap and rotor arm and oil filter. You need to drop the cross member for oil pan clearance. Disconnect clutch housing from the engine (leave it on the torque tube) and remove the pressure plate bolts from the flywheel so the clutch stays in the car. . Remove cooling fans. As you pull the engine, pull the DME wire harness out of the body with the engine. Good luck.
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Take off the oil pressure sender too. Bent the heck out of one. Had a spare.

Found that the top bell housing bolt is a PITA! Cut down the length of a six point impact socket to just fit over the head of the bolt with a breaker bar on the other end of the socket. Also letting the engine down an inch will help.

Mark the hood hinge location as getting the hood back on square is another PITA!
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