why dont you just borrow a cherry picker if you dont have one and use a engine stand to rebuild your motor? its alot easier doing this then trying to do it in the car if thats what your trying to do. books say it can't be pulled from the top of the car and that you have to drop the trans and motor from the bottom but thats a lie. i've pulled mine from the top both times, one time the tranny was out and the last time the transmission is still in it. this way you dont have to tear that bar out that the motor mounts to. you just pop off all your accessories (carb, starter, alternator, distributor, ect) and pull the water pump and manifolds then slide the motor forward to get the input shaft out of the clutch and turn the motors sideways as you lift it out. thast worked the best for me. good luck with your rebuild as i will be there in about a week or two.