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The very last thing to do before yanking the engine is to remove the motor-mount bolts (usually one per side, sometimes two), but never stick your finger in the mount-bolt hole while fishing out the bolt. Now you’re ready to hook up the hoist and battle the headers and anything you forgot to unhook as you and a friend work out the engine. You’ll usually have to use a jack under the tranny and repeatedly work the engine up, forward, and eventually out of the car without bashing the firewall or the radiator support or draining fluid everywhere. The loose engine should be put on a stand (many are under $100 from Harbor Freight), but it can also rest in the center of a used tire.