[Mgs] Chain hoist or shop crane for lifting an engine/trans?
dan.dibiase at gmail.com
Sat Jun 24 08:21:37 MDT 2017
Since I don't have a lift, I purchased a 1-ton folding hoist from Harbor
Freight when I replaced the engine in my '76B a few years ago. I used
strapping around the engine to remove the engine/trans combo. The total
weight is something like 468 pounds with the ancillaries removed. I undid
the bonnet strut and removed the radiator and radiator support but didn't
need to remove the bonnet itself. I did jack up the back of the car. I had
no issues realigning the trans and engine on the garage floor before
I think it would be better to use this method vs. the lift, as others have
noted, so you can move the engine around as needed.
Central NJ USA
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:04 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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