4th Gear Poster
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Coatesville, Pennsylvania
It wasn't fun, but I did it witout removing anything other than the air intake tube. I got to them from the top, but with the car up on stands so that I could get to a couple of the bolts from underneath. The passenger side came out from the bottom by moving it towards the front of the car. The drivers side came out and went in towards the rear and then out the top. It did take some time to figure out how to get the drivers side in and out of there with all the brake lines in the way, but somehow I did it without bending or disconecting anything (all those hours playing Tetris finally paid off!) Depending on how your car is equipped, the brake lines might be routed differently, so you may have to remove the PS bracket.
You can definitely see them better from the bottom to plan your attack. And lifting the engine up a bit was the key to getting the clearance you need to manuever them out.
1995 LX Electric Red 3.8, K&N intake, Reinhart Chip.
1965 Mustang HP289
I'm selling many 1960's Mustang and Ford parts. Have a rebuildable 289, an FMX trans, complete 67 coupe body with glass - send me PM.