I don't have a pickup truck and though I could easily borrow one from work, coordinating a helper to lift the engine into the back has proven to be a challenge. So I decided to draw some inspiration from the old Johnny Cash song, "One Piece At A Time":
I could have easily lifted it into the back of the Electric Booger without removing the oil pan, stiffener plate, crankshaft, rods and pistons, but what fun would that have been? Plus, I might hang a piston from my rear view mirror as sort of a gesture of cruel irony.
I had lots of fun dismantling this tiny tiny engine - probably because I am used to doing 15L diesels at work. Car engines are so cute in comparison!