Lotus Eclat - Engine removal
I am about to remove the engine from my 1979 Lotus Eclat and wanted to ask for some advice.
The Lotus workshop manual says to "remove the gearbox mounting crossmember" but it doesn't look like this piece is a removable at all. There is a large rubber mount on top of the crossmember with 3 screws. I removed the big one in the middle, but the other two keep spinning when I turn them (and there is no access from the top to hold them in place).
The transmission is still bolted to the engine (the manual says they have to come out together). Will the engine & transmission come out with this crossmember in place? Do I have to remove the other 2 screws from the rubber mount somehow?
Thank you for your input!