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I was curious where most people hook up the chain on the engine to hoist there engine.I saw a piece on Summit that attaches to the lower intake manifold.That just does not seem safe.All that weight being lifted by the intake?Sounds very scary.
 

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lifted my engine out with tranny on, tight fit but came out. i also made a piece that went on top so the chains didn;t come across and bust stuff up . got a piece of 1in thick steel , 2 feet long and cut a hole on each side for the manifold to hook to and 1 i the middle to hoist .. if u need a pic i might be able to find the rig somewhere tomorrow and take a pic. hope this will help
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A pic would be great.Did you lift all that weight by the intake.Youre MUCH more brave than I am.
 

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The threads in the head are cast iron but I still wouldnt lift it by the intake. What I did was use 1 bolt in the front of one head where the accessories go and 1 bolt in the back the other head.
 

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my stang had hooks on the header bolts where it bolts the the head , thats what i lifted by one on each side. if you don;t have that maybe make a set one on each side . only a bit of scrap metal and drill. i'm a backyard mechanic why spend money when its proble easier just to make it. i will post a pic tomorow i think u'll understand it quick what im saying.
 

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i like to run a chain acrossed to back of the heads and for the front i started useing a nylon tie down strap around the water pump and hook the chain and the tie down to my hoist
 

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mustang5l21 said:
my stang had hooks on the header bolts where it bolts the the head , thats what i lifted by one on each side. if you don;t have that maybe make a set one on each side . only a bit of scrap metal and drill. i'm a backyard mechanic why spend money when its proble easier just to make it. i will post a pic tomorow i think u'll understand it quick what im saying.
When I go to salvage yards I usually take them off of cars, usually they dont' charge me anything for them.
 
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