We now have an empty engine bay. This picture was taken after the engine was removed and placed on the engine stand on stand as shown on the previous page.
You can see it is quite a mess and very dirty. That will all be cleaned up and painted later on in our Ford Mustang overhaul project. We will use a power washer with de-greaser to clean everything, remove some unneeded items and then paint the whole engine bay with a gloss Rustoleum Black paint.
The transmission torque converter is in the center of the picture. The transmission is being held up and into place by a thick wire. If we did not use this wire, the transmission would drop to the ground since the engine was not holding it up. There would also be some damage caused.
The next step is to start taking the engine apart. We will need to remove the lower intake manifold, cylinder heads, brackets and oil pan. Then we can start removing the internal components- crank shaft, piston rods, pistons, valves, inspect all the bearings, timing chain and camshaft.