Nope. Not with this car.
The guys who "restored" this 1923 touring blocked the way.
These wooden blocks above both frame rails mean I'm going to have to lift the body to get the engine out. While it's out I'll do a bit of woodwork so this won't happen again.
Steve, I have taken a little drywall saw and cut the top then a wood chisel to knock the rest off, that was a whole lot easier than lifting the body. Hope this helps, Joe
Steve, a friend of mine and I had the same problem when we took the engine out of his 23 touring car. The problem was not as bad in his case as in yours though. Does it appear like part of the wood has been replaced? The wood in my friend's car appears to be all original. I wound if others have had this problem.
Should be "I wonder." Maybe that how Ford made the bodies when new.
You got me curious, so I took a look at that area on my 1924 cut-off touring. Looks like it would require a little bit of wood cutting, but not as severe as yours, Steve.
You don't need to raise the body...just lower the frame!
I know, I know, another smart a$$ comment from Seth.
God invented a "sawz-all" for those situations !
We had to remove the firewall and raise the body on my hack to get the motor out.
No, this is not original wood. I think it's probably about the same age as the Phillips screws stuck into it. Little by little, I'm going through this car and "downgrading" things to original.