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Before going any further, you must disconnect the battery (if you have not already done so). This is a good time to remove the battery tray, clean it out and lubricate the bolts with anti-seize.

In this picture I have wrapped the neg/pos wires with a red rag.

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As a general rule, a good idea is to clean-as-you-disassemble. This also helps to identify parts needing replacement, and makes re-assembly much easier.

Also, use zip-lock bags and spare boxes to keep parts organized. My method is to put boxes in a line full of bags/parts as I go. When it comes time to re-assemble, I go to the last box and work backwards.

Here is the removed a/c bracket (filthy with oil from the engine leaking everywhere) and ziplock bags for bolts and nuts.

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Before removing any of the drive belts, it is useful to make some room near the front of the engine.

First, remove the coolant overflow tank, and hang it over the front fender. Clamp the overflow tube to prevent leakage.

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I was also replacing the A/C compressor on this overhaul. I also therefore disconnected the both of the A/C lines going to the compressor. You can do this with impunity if your A/C system is already empty of freon (mine was). Tied these up out of the way.

Now there is a lot of room near the front of the engine to access the pulleys and engine mount.

In this picture, the drivebelts have already been removed, but you get the idea.

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