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Getting the engine out of the car...
#1
Hi,

I want to put the engine off the car. So I have a  ( noob) question…

To attach the engine to the workshop crane, what is the better: should i use straps around the engine or bolts in place of the carb( so 4 bolts)?

No headers and no gearbox attached to the engine.

I don't find this information with the search function.

Thank you!!
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#2
Don't use straps around the engine, as that is unsafe as the engine can fall out of the straps. Make sure you lift the engine securely always from the top, not from the bottom!!!

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#3
Thank you Midlife!

Do you mean lifting the engine by the intake manifold by using the srews of the carb?
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#4
Typically I use the bolt holes on the end of the cylinder heads for lifting.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

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#5
I have used the intake plate adapter with no problems. I have also used straps making sure that I protected the straps at the edges of the block.
Edit: as said it is safer to pull from the top.

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#6
I've used a simple engine lift chain for going on 30 years.

https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Tool-...292HG1WAST

That said, I recently bought an OTC load leveler. Seems like a really nice quality piece. Yes, it's made in China, but it much better quality than the typical Harbor Freight junk out there.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XS...UTF8&psc=1


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#7
Thankyouyellow

I already have a load leveler and i will buy a carburetor lift plate.
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#8
carb lift plate and just the chain on the engine hoist and maybe a friend to help keep it clear of the car and it will come right out, as long as everything is disconnected.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

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#9
Yes . With my son , it will be easier and safer!!
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#10
I have taken my engine out twice using the eye bracket connected to the exhaust manifolds and with the toploader still connected. I don't have headers to worry about, but I wish I'd bought a load leveler. If you do it this way, make sure the chains don't damage the valve cover if still on. Just make sure EVERYTHING is out the way. I even went as far as removing the front bumper as the hoist I borrowed was only a 1 ton and really too small for the job.
Also use a plug on the tailstock and TAPE IT IN!! ask me why?? if you're going  to pull it all at once.


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