[Mgs] Chain hoist or shop crane for lifting an engine/trans?
lundgren at byu.net
Fri Jun 23 22:30:47 MDT 2017
If you go with the cherry picker, you can maneuver the engine around your
garage to work on it out of the car.
That would be harder with it hanging from the beam.
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 6:04 PM, Steve Shoyer via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net>
> I’m going to replace my clutch and cam, so I’m trying to figure out how to
> lift the engine and transmission out of the car. I was thinking of getting
> a 1-ton (or 2-ton) shop crane, but I have a four-post lift in the garage,
> so an alternative would be to attach a 1-ton chain hoist to a beam
> suspended by the lift over the car. Either one should work, in theory
> anyway, but I’ve never pulled an engine before so I’d rather do it the best
> I’m leaning toward the chain hoist, mostly because it would be easier to
> store after I’m done with it.
> Thanks for any advice you can share.
> --Steve (1980 MGB)
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