5 The next time you’re dropping an engine into place follow our lead. Ensure you have plenty of paint protection (we like flipping fender covers around so they hang into the engine bay) like furniture pads, foam blocks, blankets, and so on. Also have your mount hardware and the proper tools to bolt it all together at the ready. The last thing you want is to have everything lined up and then have to let go of the engine to get a bolt or a tool. Finally, gather a few friends up, as the more hands and eyes the better when the engine is going in and getting lined up.