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Unlike some drivetrain removal, the Nova’s platform allows for the extraction of both the engine and transmission as one unit. Using an engine hoist, we picked the combo out by placing the Nova on jackstands, creating additional room for the tailshaft of the transmission to exit at a steeper angle. To pull the drivetrain, we removed the hood—even the hood hinges. The mechanical fuel pump, battery cable, ignition wires, motor mount bolts, driveshaft, transmission mount, power steering, and radiator hoses were also all removed to free the combo from the engine bay.