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Old 11-18-2006, 08:01 PM
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What a day. Decided to pull the engine today. First engine I've ever pulled. Left the transmission on figuring it would be better pulling them out together. Everything went pretty well until I found myself alone in my garage with the engine up in the air, my lift maxed out and another 12 inches to go to even think of clearing the front of the truck. Where is a good sky hook when you need one. I spent awhile just looking at my mess, then started working my way out of it. I got the front of the oil pan up on the cross member that the hood latches to, put a jack under the transmission with a 4 x 4 propped up against it holding it agains the firewall, put a chain around the hoist at the grab bar and put each end of the chain in the motor mounts. I actually got it to stay in this position long enough to drop the boom and get as much lift out of the hoist I could. Jacked it back up and just barely cleared everything. I was so glad to see that engine and trans sitting on the floor instead of 4 feet in the air. When I build my garage I'm putting in an I beam overhead with a hoist. Whew.... left the whole mess sitting in a puddle of transmission fluid. Gonna take the trans to be rebuilt and a shift kit installed. What a great opportunity for something bad to happen and didn't. Guess I'm just a little green when it comes to trusting a chain and a hoist holding that much weight over my truck.
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:55 AM
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I didn,t think to tell you to extend the boom all the way out and pull the carb off,run a chain from the back of one head across to the front of the other head so you can get the hook as close to the manifold as possible.I also have a set of old stock rims that I put on the front instead of tires.Gets that front end down low but I don't have to worry about knocking it off of jack stands.Old six lug rims are everywhere just be sure to get the late model rims so they clear the caliper on the front disks,just look on the back the ones you want don't taper down to the center hub.That will make it allot easier to get the engine and trans back in.Good luck on your project Dave and have fun doing it.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:57 PM
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Dave,
Been there, done that.

The rim idea is a good one, I have used it in the past, on the 4x4 s
My 2 wheeler is lowered, actually have to raise the truck to get the legs of the hoist under it.

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Old 11-19-2006, 06:42 PM
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Well I lived through it. Put a brake cylinder on the 53 this morning ( my daily driver ) and took the tranny off of the engine. Have everything sitting in the garage floor all nice and neat. Spent most of the day labeling bolts and cleaning up the mess in the floor. I'm taking this engine back to the guy that built it for the guy I bought it from. Figured it was still under warranty so why break into it. I was wondering, do they make something to mount an engine to transport it or do any of you have a good way of mounting the block that would save me some time? I'm dropping picks of the project in the journal.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:24 PM
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To late.... built one.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:23 PM
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Nice engine stand.I just use an old tire myself.I am just not as ambitious as you Dave
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:47 PM
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I have to travel 400 miles with it. Figured I better make sure it wasn't going anywhere... Happy Bird Day to ya.
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Thanks Dave. Happy thanksgiving to you and yours as well.
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:47 PM
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Hey Richard (DOUBLEDICK), just checked out the website from your post in the other thread. Nice set-up. I've been trying to get our members to start a web site but no luck so far. It would be cool if we could post club news instead of mailing monthly newsletters. Maybe some day. I'm going to check out your site some more. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thanks dmorris1200.Adam Despain is the one behind the club website.He puts in countless hours to keep it up.Fortunately for the club he is an over achiever in his computer programing classes.I look forward to seeing your posts on the site.We have a couple of mustang guys in the club and ugly 68 has a mustang club that would love to here from other mustang owners.
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:21 PM
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I couldn't find the post with the website. What is it?
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:11 PM
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I couldn't find the post with the website. What is it?
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It was a thread in the engine forum here...

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Old 11-25-2006, 09:18 AM
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Dave we were talking about the club I am in and its web site "classicsandrods.com" C.A.R.s is a very small club but you would never know it if you judged it by the web site.
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I started my 58 about 3 years ago
Several times I would get frustrated and leave it for months on end but I can now see the light. Check out our webpage to see what we have done, We will be updating it soon, we are going to have our business name painted on the side along with some pinstriping. We just got the final tune on the 383 and it rocks !! The roll bar is done, and the blitz black done with rollers and rattle cans, I would almost call it a rat rod but really its done more in the spirit of a Hot Rod with some modern parts. http://callieskustoms.com/CalliesKus...r%20Truck.html
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:01 PM
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xxllmm4 Your 58 is coming along nicely.With that flat bed it will make a nice work truck and still be a hot rod at heart.
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