Duh, how to get the bellhousing off? (1 Viewer)

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So, I finally pulled the engine out over the weekend. Now it's sitting on my garage floor, on wooden blocks, still attached to the engine hoist. I need to remove the bellhousing and clutch before I can mount it to an engine stand, right?

How to get the bellhousing off? There are 2 bolts on top that are easily accessible, but it appears there are also 2 bolts on the inside, between the bellhousing and the flywheel. One I was able to get to through the opening for the starter motor, the other I can't even see, there is very little clearance, and even if I do manage to blindly get a wrench on it I don't know how I could apply any torque to undo it.

Am I doing something wrong? Is there an easier way? Do I unbolt the clutch first? Am I supposed to make some marks to match up the clutch with the flywheel?

Any insight would be appreciated.

Oh yeah, it's a 2F from an 83 FJ60.

Thanks,

Matt
 
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On my 87' FJ-60 I removed the clutch cover, clutch disk, then flywheel. Then behind the flywheel are the other bolts that will free your bellhousing. I think this will solve your problem.
 

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Andrew is correct, you have to take the clutch and flywheel off first, and then can get to them bolts.
 

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