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Technical how did you lift/ sling your engine.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tb33anda3rd, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. how big of a deal is it to pul the nose? the radiator will already be drained and disconnected, the wire harness a a few bolts and it will be off. that is what i did on the '55 chevy in the first post. a lot easier than it looks.
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  2. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,092


    This thread is uplifting......
  3. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,590


    Not every pick is the same, a bare block, long block, single carb intake, multiple carbs and polished covers on...
    I usually improvise how and where the pick points go but I did just recently get a new hoist.
    Picked it up cheap at an estate sale and had it gone through and load tested by a licensed shop.
    Sure beats the old manual continuous chain.
    I do still have a break down cherry picker for odd or outside picks too..

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  4. love the disco ball!
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  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,545


    [​IMG] Merry Christmas! These are the guys that came home and built the Hot Rod hobby we have today. Bob
  6. Same chain I've used for 30 years!

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  7. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
    Posts: 323


    Not pointing fingers, but after looking at some of these devices, the question asked in the other thread about the safety of a manifold attached lifting plate becomes a moot point......:rolleyes:
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  8. This is a copy of a KR Wilson flathead tool. It attaches quickly to the lifter valley. image.jpeg

    The one below I made for lifting Model A engines from 2 spark plug holes. It's adjustable for the transmission being on or off.
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  9. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    from Iowa

    Buick 455 and Turbo 400 hanging from the loader of the 60 John Deere

  10. HF engine leveler... best on sale $25 investment ever. HF crane was another story, that needed a little love to get it to work right. 221-017.JPG 221-018.JPG
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  11. Yes, but does it lift and separate?
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  12. I have one of those plates that bolts on in place of the carb but often use old seat belts through the intake manifold. My OT cars use a Citroen 602cc flat twin so I can just pick it up and move it around the workshop on my own

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  13. found a couple more that i made, can't remember what i used them for.
    DSCF0015.JPG DSCF0016 2.JPG
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  14. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 2,919

    rusty valley

    i'm a flathead guy. this is cut out exactly to match an intake, so its also used for painting IMG_1194.JPG
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  15. doesn't get better than that!
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  16. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,457


    Good stuff here.
    Here's what I came up with this weekend for lifting my straight 8 Packard. I haven't used them yet but the plan was to be able to use the different holes to level out the engine side to side as I'll be swinging this thing over my frame quite a bit to start fabbing engine mounts.
    Hopefully I can test them out soon

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2018
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  17. seat belts tied around the exhaust manifolds. DSCF0001.JPG
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  18. this was made to lift a sbc into an old international metro delivery van. because the engine was under the cowl it had to be lifted like this to get it in. DSCF0008.JPG DSCF0007.JPG
  19. nh-lead-man
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
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  20. dogwalkin
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 91

    from tn

    Well what method would you use them?

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  21. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 11,073

    from Missouri

    I have seen a full dressed IH bus engine being held by the magnet at the scrappers just at the corner of the bock. :rolleyes::D
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  22. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 11,073

    from Missouri

    I have one of those to install soon....but we put the top end on a diet. ;)
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  23. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 270

    from Las Vegas

    A couple seat belt brackets from the junk drawer. They worked fine. F9809F14-6E11-466F-BF17-CC39BB93508A.jpeg
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  24. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,852

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    I end up doing most of my lifting and such by myself.
    The load leveler attachement and a swivel link have proved invaluable to me. Being able to crank the handle and tip whichever way to manipulate into tight spaces, and the swivel allows to turn when the cherry picker wont (ever notice how they never go the way you want them to?)
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  25. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,250


    Putting a flathead in a 50's Chev?
  26. I have been using a tilter like this one for a while now. Makes it a lot easier when setting an engine by yourself.

    On an early engine without head bolt holes you have to get a little creative attaching it. I find that the trouble taken to attach it is overridden but the ability to change tilt angle without setting the engine down and taking another bite.
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  27. I've used come-a-longs for nearly every engine removal and install I've done for myself since 1980. I only used an engine hoist once because a buddy of mine lent me his for an engine swap for my OT truck a few years ago.
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  28. That's a shoebox Ford with a Chevy grille. ;)
  29. LOL I have used one of everything for the lifting part of the job. Come-a-longs , chain hoist, backhoe buckets, I even had a rope snatch block when I was in highschool ( note keep good rope in it). :D
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