First off was getting the car high enough to get the engine and gearbox out - thanks Bryce for manually lifting the car (!) while I raised the axle stands each side bit by bit. Then it was fine to pull out the engine and box, put them on an engine crane while leaving the subframe and front suspension on the pallet truck.
I also took the chance to get some waxoyl in places which would be difficult to reach with the engine in place.
Then finally the car was back under wraps until next weekend.
3 good hours put in and 2 cars put to bed under the covers!