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Old 07-16-2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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Finally got the engine and trans out last night. Dumped three cans of engine cleaner on the engine and the bay. Next step, drop the tranny and see what happened to it.








If your curious, that is a homebrew engine hoist. I used 6ft 4X4'* along with a couple of 2X4'* for support. The hoist itself is a boat trailer winch. Total cost, about $65. The engine came out last night and has since been hanging. Good load test huh?
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I am fearful of your engine hoist.

You may want to rent a normal hoist for reinstall so you can position better when you drop back in.

Keep up the good work.
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keep it up man, but just an FYI, the real engine hoist load test is toasty hanging by his belt buckle.
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keep it up man, but just an FYI, the real engine hoist load test is toasty hanging by his belt buckle.
Cruel, but, hmmm, sounds like a good idea. Toasty, got some beer over here for ya if your up for the task.

I was thinking of that too. Gonna rent me a real one come time to put this all back together.
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i built a similar hoist

http://groups.msn.com/AkimotosV8Fier...to&PhotoID=169

'cept i used 2x4 steel tubing (old warehouse shelving) and a 4 tonne chain hoist. we used to pick up cars with it...
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I used the front end loader on our tractor to pull the motor out of my truck.
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How did you, without wheels on your hoist pull out the engine to in front of the car? I wonder how much our engines weigh... I remember dropping a 800lb iron inline 6 11.7 Litre displacement block... I've been real touchy about lifting since haha
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How did you, without wheels on your hoist pull out the engine to in front of the car? I wonder how much our engines weigh... I remember dropping a 800lb iron inline 6 11.7 Litre displacement block... I've been real touchy about lifting since haha
I was wondering when someone would notice that. If you notice underneath the car, I have a floor jack. One on each side. After I raised the engine up, I just jacked the car up and pushed it back. We use to do that all the time in school. Except that we used a single HD floor jack. We also used it to move the instructors car around(he he).

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I did have in my plans while building the hoist to install casters on it, but due to budget limitations at this time, I was unable to get them. Expensive little bastards. For the weight anyway.
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I used the front end loader on our tractor to pull the motor out of my truck.
The backhoe on my Dad'* Kubota worked well enough to pull my brother'* entire drivetrain out his 93 Duster. 3.0 plus auto trans.
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looks like it was fun. wish I knew you were doing this. Just drove through Elmira. Let me know when things are going back in.
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