Pull engine link?
Hi all-looking for some directional advice. Started out by just wanting to spruce up my engine bay/engine, since the weather is turning crappy in WA. So after reading about 100 posts (seriously...had to be 100!) i started taking things off/labeling and scotchbright sanding. My question is, i started out by just wanting to spray bomb the bay and brush the engine (got eastwood's ford paint for the engine)-its not going to be a show car, just an weekend driver, but i want it to look nice and its a fun project for me and my 11 & 13 yr. old. But after reading and reading, many are saying that its not too much extra time/effort to just pull the engine and be able to do a much better job-I have never done it before-don't even know if its in my skill set, but with the direction ive gotten here we've been able to replace our UCA's, spring perches, springs, leafs, S/A drop, etc without too much trouble. So my question is-is it a huge undertaking? i know i need a lift-ive got the radiator out and all the wiring away from the firewall as you can see from the pix. I have looked and looked online and can't find any detailed step by steps to pulling it and i DEFINITELY don't want to get over my head and get stuck. So can anyone give some advice or know of a link that goes through it? As you can see by the pix, i don't think the bay is in too bad shape-just a bit of surface rust under the battery tray. Also, i don't have any leaks to speak of, so i don't feel like I need to pull it to start doing other stuff (hate it when that happens), but boy, i think it would make painting the engine tons easier. Soooo, advice or direction? Thanks for the help-sorry for the long post-just wanted to make sure i made clear what was happenin!