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hoisting an engine

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sunnyc123abc, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. sunnyc123abc

    sunnyc123abc 1/2 ton status

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    I have never done it before. So where is the best place to attach the chain on an engine to hoist it out.
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    some people use bolts on the corners (two opposing sides of the heads on top, (intake holes) i usually use the bolts and holes on the rear and front of the heads, opposing corners, so the chain is basically diagonally across the engine.
     
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    to the engine lift plate bolted to the carb flange...

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    http://www.diy4x.com/engine.htm

    only $25, and beefier than any one i've seen on the market.

    as an added bonus, Kert is one of our CK5 supporting vendors.
     
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    either of those, if you can afford it a "load leveler" will realy assist with the 1st method. Btw dissconnect the tranny...its easier
     
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    Most of mine still have the factory lift brackets on them, those work pretty good
     
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    sunnyc123abc 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for the replies. Does anyone have any pics?
     
  7. muddybuddy

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    ill be doin this eventually as well. any tips would be great. is it possible to keep the front clip attached to the fenders (obviously id have to unbolt the body mounts) and jus unbolt the fenders from the firewall?
     
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    Hoist? Who needs a hoist!! Just lean over the core support and pick the damn thing up!

    Or you could use one of the carbuerator mount things.
     
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    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    ive always used the intake bolt holes that go into the head at opposing corners. every time ive tried to lift one out with the bolts in the bracket holes, on the ends of the heads, ive either bent or busted the bolts.
     
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    Ummm...its impossible to get the engine out with the tranny connected. (I presume you were joking...if so hahaha)

    Anyways, as others have said you can use one of the carb plates. You can also use intake holes or the holes in the heads to get it out. You can also go to the junkyard and grab some factory engine hooks and bolt them up. They work well for me.
    -Harrison
     
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    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    where there is a will, there is a way my friend.
     
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    i use a carb lift plate, i have used the intake bolts and the accessory bolts and i feel alot safer using the carb plate. some parts stores have them for like 20 bucks. if you plan on pulling engines more than once a couple years, then its a good idea to pick one up IMO
     
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    ummmmm no its not... i've only pulled one without a tranny attached to it.

    much easier to get to the belhousing bolts while its on the floor than it is to mess with them in the truck.

    core support removal may be necessary, and pulling the entire front clip is easier. still easier overall than fighting bellhousing bolts.
     
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    Hrmmm, ive done it atleast 3 times. Without removing fenders or core support also. Even pulled one with the T-case still attached(dont recommend).

    I prefer the carb plate. Safer imo.
     
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    Those bellhousing bolts are easily accessed with the use of about 3' of extensions,,,,:D
     
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    Very true.

    BTW I like your signature. It made me LOL:haha:
     
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    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    i once pulled a 283 out of a 64 pickup without getting underneath the pickup... like i said... where there is a will, there is a way.
     
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    Yes we do . I never paid for the fancy intake plates . We ( 4xcrazy and I ) have always did the head accessory holes when so equipped :D
     
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    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wtf is up with the last pic? :D :haha:
     
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    I recommend using the bolt holes on the front and back sides of the heads like mentioned by a couple others.

    Most motors I have pulled still had the factory installation brackets on them.

    I have also attached a chain to manifold to head bolt holesand pulled them.


    I have also puuled several engine and tranny togethers. Don't know why that fellow said it can't be done :)

    I also use 2 foot socket extensions to get the bell house bolts. much easier that way :)
     

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