So, the CSM says take the front clip off, then remove the oil pan and
the intake with the engine still in the chassis, and then get your
hoist in real low like and pull the bitch out the front.
Im not into putting oil pans and intakes back on engines while installed in a chassis, thank you very much.
with the help of a couple bros- the tranny came off the engine as an
assembly, then the engine came out as an assembly (sans rocker covers,
carb and water pump).