Your best bet is to have a helper with small hands retain the dashpot plunger (if it pops out you get to fish for it) MF is supposed to have wedge (MF 270B) to hold it in place.
On the lift cover a engine hoist of some sort is your best friend (that sucker is heavy). Also get 4 very long bolts that have the same threads as the bolts that hold the lift cover on, cut the heads off of the long bolts (using them as guide when pulling, and installing the lift cover because the lift cover needs to go straight up, and straight back down). Take the roller pin out before pulling, and install it after you re-installed the top cover. To take the roller pin out, and in you have to spread the arms just enough to get it in, and out (spread them too much it will break one of the arms).
Take you time, and don't rush it.
Getting the piston out, and back in is not too hard.
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