Been using a intake manifold plate I got at a swap meet in the early 80's. Never had any trouble pulling engines with it, probably wouldn't hurt to use some grade 8 bolts though when bolting the plate down.
Hahaha.....and I thought that was an ole wives' tale about guys using tree limbs.I've never tried a lift plate, never had one so I've always used a chain with a bolt in the back of the Pass side head across to the front Drv side head, SB & BB GM-Ford-Mopar, but I'll never use a Tree Limb & Chainfall again, in 87 I pulled the 350 out of my 73 Elky and dropped a 70 LS5 467 in but had to lift it back up about 6" to get the headers in then the limb snapped...Luckily dropped the engine right back where it needed to go and I still have all my fingers, No Injuries, remove the Radiator, Dist. cap
Now those are what you call "fender well" headers. was/is that a boat motor??
Nah.. those are 1 7/8 primaries with 31" long 3 1/2"dia collectors. It was built for my off road truck.Now those are what you call "fender well" headers. was/is that a boat motor??
AAAAAHHHH....that explains it.Nah.. those are 1 7/8 primaries with 31" long 3 1/2"dia collectors. It was built for my off road truck.
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This engine is going to be re-tuned and installed into the 66 chevelle I am building for the wife as her
summer Daily Driver.
I use the lifting plate but skip the leveler. Often the extra space of the leveler limits the lift height to clear the engine bay so complicates things. The engine is really easy to swing and move around on the lifting plate. I actually prefer the plate versus the leveler after using the leveler for years before acquiring a lifting plate. I would use the leveler if I was pulling the trans with the engine, but then you really need two people as things can get pretty dangerous when at max height and tilt. I actually use a chain hoist when I need to lift really high and rarely use my cherry picker anymore.It has been many years since I last pulled an engine. I got a cherry picker and load leveler to do the job. Was going to use an engine plate that bolts to the intake (aluminum) but read a post stating that angling the motor while removing puts strain on the higher area of the lifted plate and possibly cause issues with bolt breakage or pulling out of the threads. It kind of made sense since I would be transferring the majority of weight to the two higher inclined bolts and I'm leaving the bellhousing on when I pull it. Anyway, I've decided to use the 4 chains and attach to the front and back of the upper heads. There appears to be some threaded areas there that I can put bolts in and use. Is this ok or should I use other attachment points? The car is a 70 chvelle with BBC (454) Also, any advice on marking the bolts on the hood when I remove it to make alignment easier when reinstalling? Any other bits of advice relating to this job would be much appreciated. The car body and paint are in great shape so I don't want to muck them up.