3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox Reply #30 – October 06, 2008, 08:42:56 PM Quote from: JeremyB;238629What's the best way to get the engine/tranny in the car?I was planning to remove the front clip, and install the engine/tranny together with all accessories on the engine. Will that work? Any tips?Also, I need some kind of programmer to kill PATS/EVAP/Rear O2s/etc. SCT looks like a good buy, but I'm not sure which product is what I need. Also, will I need to get a "tune" by a third party to turn on/off those scalars? (unless I have the Pro Racer Package)Going in over the front should work depending on your engine lift and its reach. If you don't want to mar up the bumper cover, then at the very least pull it. Sure as you leave the header panel on though...well...you get the idea.When I put the engine back in the '83, I dropped the engine and bellhousing in as a unit and took them in over the fender (to avoid having to mess with removing the front end). I don't think I would try that with an engine/trans together. I think I had the front on jackstands and the driver front wheel off just to give me maneuvering room. It was a solo job, so it wasn't too difficult. With an extra pair of hands to steady things it would have been nicer though.