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Remove exhaust manifold to remove head?

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My ford factory manual says to remove right exhaust manifold to pull the heads.
Is this necessary or can i just yank the heads out with a cherry picker with the exhaust manifolds attached?

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I believe if your doing the head removal with engine in the truck removal of the pax E manifold would make it easier. You will have to play with the push rods at the back, using a rubber band hold the one(s) you cannot remove suspended in place when you remove the head.
I was going to suggest that too, go for it since you know how.
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