I did a search and read all of the entries concerning front clip removal during engine swap, but I could not determine if you are supposed to take the hood off first. So, do you remove the hood and then the front clip or remove it all at once? Alaska finally decided that I am still worthy of a share of their oil wealth so I will be getting my engine mildly rebuilt: heads redone, flat top pistons, 30 over, RV cam, performer intake. I deliver engine to the shop and they rebuild, assemble and paint for $1500. 160 hp to ~300 hp will be a nice change. It will be great to rev over 3000 rpm without hearing a loud knock!