Engine removal

#1
Hi, finally time to pull the engine, been contemplating this for a couple of years. I've only ever removed VW bug engines, so this is a first.

A mate has lent me a stand and crane to undertake the task, although there are no straps/chains, just a large hook. It may be obvious but which is the best way to attach any straps/chains to the engine?

Would it be wise to get a load leveller? Also, the engine stand has two bolts with it to screw into engine, although I'm unsure of the thread size??

Any advice would be very much appreciated.
 
#2
There are (or should be) lifting brackets bolted to the heads. (V8). I've never used a load leveller myself. You will need more than 2 bolts to hold the engine to the stand. Bellhousing bolts are 3/8" UNC thread size, which is what I am currently using to secure one of my engines to a stand.
 
#7
Hi, finally time to pull the engine, been contemplating this for a couple of years. I've only ever removed VW bug engines, so this is a first.

A mate has lent me a stand and crane to undertake the task, although there are no straps/chains, just a large hook. It may be obvious but which is the best way to attach any straps/chains to the engine?

Would it be wise to get a load leveler? Also, the engine stand has two bolts with it to screw into engine, although I'm unsure of the thread size??

Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Regarding a load leveler.
definitely buy one, I have used one on every engine removal in the last 10 years.
On my 1935 Chevrolet standard, I had to almost adjust the engine to over 45 deg to get it over the high front grill.
A bit heart stopping at the time.....also useful for other jobs too
Peter
 
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