Welcome to the forum Chevy Dad, your are right with any soft materials (rubber and gaskets) need replacement including trans mount, whats different about your valve covers that makes you think its a 55`59 engine....?This will be our first time using a hoist crane. We are removing the hood and radiator.
What are common items needed when reinstalling? Gaskets, fluids, mounts.....etc.
Trying to have everything ready to expedite the process. We need to remove it to troubleshoot an oil leak.
This engine appears to be a small block V8 from 55-59 by looking at the valve covers.
Any help would be appreciate. I am new to this site.