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Hi, I am pulling the engine out of my '76 and I am having a problem removing it with the A/C compressor still attached, the compressor is hitting the front of the engine bay and the trans and distributor is contacting the rear area. Is there a trick to it? I made an engine removal bar that duplicates the "600" engine removal tool that the factory manual tells you to use, it does help with the angles you should need but I am still having a problem with the A/C unit. The engine is hanging on a chain in the bay which will make it difficult to get to the A/C brackets but if I have to I will remove it as is. Anybody have the same problem? any info will help. Thanks, Bill

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compressor & bracket from the engine and hang it up out of the way--if you unscrew the clips that hold the hoses to the inner fender well, that'll give you some slack. Then pull the engine. this way you won't have to open the A/C system up, allow moisture in and lose Freon. With Freon so expensive, you don't want to lose any.

If the A/C is inop, still unbolt the A/C and as CD says, if you don't care about having it, lose the system.



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