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Old 11-19-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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Going to start pulling my shortys today and putting on my longtubes. With new solid motor mounts while the engine is lifted. I don't have a cherry picker. Where's the best spot to lift up on the engine with a 2X4 and a jack on the oil pan? Just don't wanna crush it!lol...
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i wouldnt recommend doin that if you have access to a come-along chain it to the engine and a sturdy beam in a shop or under tree. but if you have no other choice try to put the block and jack on the oil pan bolts along the front of the pan that way its atleast against the engine and not solely the pan. but i would try the come-along before the pan. good luck
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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I read that you can do it by lifting on the pan, but that goes against everything I've ever been taught. Guess I'll go snooping through my dad's shop and see what I can come up with. Thanks man!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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same here i really hate having to use any part of the oil pan area but sometimes u just have too i did once to get enough tilt on the engine to pull my tranny out on tiny 1 ton jackstands
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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I lifted bunches of motor by the oil pan. I like to put 2x4 along the edge which is the strongest spot.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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When I did my clutch I supported the engine at the rear of the oil pan with a small tree trunk on the jack..
Later the trunk was used as firewood whilst I drank some cold coors lights
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When I did my clutch I supported the engine at the rear of the oil pan with a small tree trunk on the jack..
Later the trunk was used as firewood whilst I drank some cold coors lights
yup..^ thats how they do it in the hood!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #8
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Driver side in place and bolted up. Having hell with motor mount on passenger side so I can lift engine up for clearance. Any pointers?
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #9
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PB Blaster!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:36 PM   #10
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Find an engine shop, if they screw it up, you will have some recourse. If not and this doesn't work, please send in lots of photos.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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I don't think an engine shop is needed to get an engine mount bolt loose. PB blaster, a wrench and a long pipe for leverage. I use my floor jack handle usually for leverage.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #12
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Lol! Fresh beer and a smoke. It's been soakin in WD for 30 minutes. Fixin to kick its @$$!!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #13
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It'll work, just keep at it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #14
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Yea. It's not goin to a shop man. Almost have them on!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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Jay: Would you take bolts out of block? Or just the one main bolt?
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Hmmm, I would stick with the one main bolt and just work on it a bit.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #17
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Cool. Exactly what I was thinkin man.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #18
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Got it busted loose man. Had two cheaters on it, kinda scary! Now we press on...
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Awesome! It's all downhill from here.
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New day! Engine up. Header in. No room for greedy shops...
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:51 PM   #21
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There ya go
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:28 PM   #22
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Finished finally! Just fired her up. Gonna button up a few things then it's victory ride time!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #23
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Excellent, congrats to a job well done.
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