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Old 19th October 2010, 09:16 PM
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Evening...Started stripping my granada today ...reining myself in to rip it to bits without labelling everything...and photographing...the granada loom is huge ...electric everything....SO my first question is how do you vent the aircon system in a safe sort of way..and do you usually leave the aircon pump on the engine so the belt pattern is the same...2ND question if i undo the prop shaft bolts is it an easy lift out with engine with fron x member removed ??
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Old 19th October 2010, 09:27 PM
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Evening...Started stripping my granada today ...reining myself in to rip it to bits without labelling everything...and photographing...the granada loom is huge ...electric everything....SO my first question is how do you vent the aircon system in a safe sort of way..and do you usually leave the aircon pump on the engine so the belt pattern is the same...2ND question if i undo the prop shaft bolts is it an easy lift out with engine with fron x member removed ??
hi im basing my roadster on the bmw e30 so not to sure about the air con unit sorry but im sure its very similar with taking the engine out i ubolted the prop from the diff and took the fron x member off and it came out quite easily and best of luck with you build
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Old 19th October 2010, 11:08 PM
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Virtually all cars from the modern era the easist way to get all the bits out is to drop the whole subframe, suspension, engine and box down onto some dollies or even the floor, and lift the front of the car up and over.

It's how all that stuff went in at the factory

If you've got some dollies then all you have to do is to lift the front of the car and pull the engine etc out.

Best to leave the rear wheels on till this stage is complete
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Old 19th October 2010, 11:23 PM
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I have got my hands an engine hoist for free too !
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Old 20th October 2010, 08:06 AM
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Easiest way to pull the motor from a Granny with an engine crane is cut out the front lower panel with a dangle grinder then pull the motor and gearbox out in one go with the hoist.

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Old 20th October 2010, 09:11 AM
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If I am having the front suspension out as well, easier still is use the crane to lower the whole lot onto the floor, then use the crane to lift the bodyshell up so the power unit/subframe/suspension can be pulled out from underneath.

If the suspension is not being removed, then that would not be the best way.
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Old 20th October 2010, 10:04 AM
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I found it easier to remove engine and box and leave subframe till last, that way I retained a rolling shell during the strip down and pulled the suspension off last just before I scrapped the shell.

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Old 20th October 2010, 10:28 AM
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I found it easier to remove engine and box and leave subframe till last, that way I retained a rolling shell during the strip down and pulled the suspension off last just before I scrapped the shell.

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That's how I stripped my first Sierra donor

That way I still had a rolling shell .... This was then towed to the breakers on my A frame.
Once there, I undone all of the pre-loosened bolts & got them to lift the shell from the running gear.
Threw the A frame & running gear into the back of my truck & off I went
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Is it a twin fuses box granada or a single fusebox granada.

If it's single then the engine loom simply unplugs under the dash.

I would then ( personaly ) forget about the rest of the loom apart from any interconecting multiplugs that may be needed.

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Old 20th October 2010, 06:20 PM
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Is it a twin fuses box granada or a single fusebox granada.

If it's single then the engine loom simply unplugs under the dash.

I would then ( personaly ) forget about the rest of the loom apart from any interconecting multiplugs that may be needed.

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Ahhhhhhrrrggg just tagged every single connection removed from the engine too.....its a f'n single use box ...that i have found so far !!! just about to lift the engine out and she is showing her teeth...the prop bolts are solid...everything else has come off a treat ...waiting on wee bro with a bigger air gun....then its the angry grinder again !!!
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