I'm going to pull the main engine next week. I understand that I need to disconnect the fuel line, block the transmission etc safely, remove the main spring and then undo the clutch housing bolts. Is there anything that I need to undo inside the clutch compartment? I'm assuming that the clutch will remain on the flywheel and the transmission input shaft will just back out of it as I pull the engine forward. However, the parts manual shows a big nut on the front of the shaft just behind the pilot bearing. This would indicate to me that the clutch will stay with the shaft as the flywheel moves away. That might be a bit of an issue for me as the clutch was fairly seized up. How easy are they "normally" to slide out?
I have a 20 ton forklift doing the heavy lifting and I'll put a chain fall on it for fine adjustment.
Any other tips etc?
Can I sit the engine on its sump once I remove it?
Last, other than the pilot bearing and trans input, are there any other parts that I should replace? I see that one or more of the clutch links are missing and I suspect jamming in the bottom of the compartment so I know I'll need them for sure.
Is there a bimetallic disk that I could install like the steering clutches use? That would avoid any future seizures.