I know I have asked this b4 but I forgot when I posted the question and since then I have lost which month it was in---anyways-- I have not alot of time--to do this--so DO I really need to lift the engine up to remove an oil pan on a 1985 chevy350/305 or can I remove the pan just by dropping the pan down after unbolting it... Why would I need to lift and block up the engine as it states in the HAYNES manual? Why can't I just unbolt it --it doesn't look like the cross member will get anywhere near in the WAY? Is blocking up the engine really the only thing I can do? anyone done this-- just give me a Nod on this--and I swear I will get back to this post TODAY//Tonight just as soon as I get some info--I sure don't feel like blocking up the motor just for installing a new pan and HIPO oil pump! Please get back to me and I'll tell you where to get New GI MILITARY never used Rear tailgates for less than $100.00 bucks! Thanks! "You tried your best and you failed miserably.The lesson is, never try"