Thanks for the tips and prayers. I'll need all I can get. Things are looking pretty good at this point. I was able to remove the oil pan without disconnecting the oil pick up or dipstick tube. I had to remove both oil and transmission cooler lines and swing the compressor off to the side to get enough clearance. Having the car on ramps is required because the pan swings down in order for the raised rear portion to clear the crossmember. The only obstacle at this point seems to be the 27mm crank pulley.