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Re: Tricks for changing motor mounts

From: J. Garden <jgarden_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 07:48:04 -0800

Why not rent a engine hoist? I rented one locally to get my engine out of
the bed of my pickup truck onto the engine stand...cost me $15....I will
have to rent it again when it is time to put the engine in the EB.



Happy Trails,

Jack Garden
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Lemanek" <hucklburry_at_yahoo.com>
To: <bkinsma1_at_san.rr.com>; "EBML (E-mail)" <ebml_at_bronco.com>;
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Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: [EBML] Tricks for changing motor mounts


> Bill,
>
> Go find a tree, park under a really big branch... :)
> Just kidding. I dunno how well the inner fenders
> would hold up to a pry bar stuck down between the
> exhaust manifolds. Don't think you should jack on the
> oil pan, anything else would be kind of cobbled.
> Maybe if you loosened both mounts up someone could
> lift one side from above but gotta watch your hands,
> ya know?? Ya, thats probably a bad idea.
>
> When I pulled my engine I used two 4X4 uprights, with
> two 2X10 that were 8 or 10 feet long bolted to the
> outsides of the 4X4 across the top (used like 5/8s
> bolts 10" long I think). My garage is open up above,
> so I tied into the rafters for lateral support, and
> used some other cross bracing for it. Cost me like $35
> in wood that I will reuse for some other projects. I
> put my come-a-long up there as the hoist. I had no
> deflection in the two 2X10s. Oh, I also installed a
> small 2X4 block in the center to keep the 2X10s from
> bending in towards each other, as they are both bolted
> to the outside of the 4X4s, there is a 3.?? gap
> between them. If I can get my USB to work I may be
> able to send a pick of what I did next week.
>
> Maybe a decent shop would be able to do it pretty
> cheap??
>
> --Jim
> --- Bill <bkinsma1_at_san.rr.com> wrote:
> > All,
> > What are the tricks to changing the motor mounts
> > with the engine in the
> > truck. Is it possible and what all has to go to do
> > it?
> >
> > I do not have a hoist to lift the engine from above,
> > so it is some kind of
> > push from below ?
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >
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Received on Fri Feb 01 2002 - 08:41:33 MST


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