Engen swap with no full car lift? - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2005, 08:27 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 70
Posts: 7,510
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 79
Thanked 173 Times in 161 Posts
Engine hoists

Keep your eyes open in the local little nickel or try www.craigslist.org Guys buy those things and use them once or twice and now will let them go for cheap...

Being in a rush costs lots of money..

OMT

    Advertisement
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2005, 10:12 AM
hcker2000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Age: 31
Posts: 325
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm in no huge hurry I just figure the motor install will cost less than fixing up the inside and give me a summer worth of fun.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2005, 08:39 AM
matt_ramsey's Avatar
Your Basic Moron
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Decatur, IL
Age: 30
Posts: 72
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You should do the swap... it's a good way to get "real familiar" with your car, and you will NEVER get 400 hp out of the 305... the chevy mags have been trying to beef these motors up forever, since every reader has one, but I have never seen even the wildest naturally aspirated street combo make much more than 300 hp. With the right parts selection, a 350 will get you there but even if you don't hit the 400 mark you will still notice an enjoyable difference
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2005, 10:44 PM
hcker2000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Age: 31
Posts: 325
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yea its looking like I'm going to be shooting for 350 which is about dubble from what I have now with that stock 305. The real question will be what to do with the 305 when I'm done. If only I had a dune buggy or some thing
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2005, 09:23 AM
CrashFarmer2's Avatar
Freezing in arctic Iowa
 
Last wiki edit: Pre-1980 VIN decoding
Last journal entry: 1978 Chevy pickup battery tray repair
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Iowa
Age: 57
Posts: 528
Wiki Edits: 409

Thanks: 54
Thanked 53 Times in 47 Posts
The first engine I ever pulled I used a chain hoist borrowed from a neighbor. I hung it from a metal beam in Dad's shed and the weight of the 390 cid engine bent the edges of the beam slightly, Dad spotted the bend right away and I caught heck for it. So if you use a chain hoist make sure you have it hanging from a strong enough structure to support the weight.

The cherry picker type are excellent for pulling engines as long as you are on a smooth surface. If you use one on a gravel or dirt surface they get awfully hard to move. I use my cherry picker hoist to pull van engines outside but I move the van and not the hoist. Once the engine has been removed from a van I use the loader on a tractor to move the engines.


For most of the engines I pull outside I use the Allis Chalmers (above right) or the John Deere (above left). It is easy, fast and you can move the engine anywhere you want it after it is out. I recommend this method if you are pulling your engine outside and can use somebody's tractor and loader.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2005, 09:55 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 70
Posts: 7,510
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 79
Thanked 173 Times in 161 Posts
Fixed this thing

More than one way to skin that particular cat..I fixed this thing on the back of my pickup..Photo

Works great for pulling engines and carrying around heavy stuff that I no longer wish to lift..

OMT
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2005, 11:53 AM
CrashFarmer2's Avatar
Freezing in arctic Iowa
 
Last wiki edit: Pre-1980 VIN decoding
Last journal entry: 1978 Chevy pickup battery tray repair
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Iowa
Age: 57
Posts: 528
Wiki Edits: 409

Thanks: 54
Thanked 53 Times in 47 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneMoreTime
More than one way to skin that particular cat..I fixed this thing on the back of my pickup..Photo

Works great for pulling engines and carrying around heavy stuff that I no longer wish to lift..

OMT
Looks like that would lift more than the ones you mount in the floor of your pickup box.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2005, 10:16 PM
hcker2000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Age: 31
Posts: 325
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well its looking more and more like there wont be any reason to swap my engen out so thanks for the help and lets hope some other people can read the thread and learn too.

If not sorry for the time waster.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lift engine while in car atlantis Engine 15 02-04-2005 12:37 PM
Need color/top ideas.... Cracker Red Body - Exterior 4 09-07-2004 09:14 PM
pre 87 car with post 87 engine swap? 84Z Engine 6 05-12-2004 11:13 PM
Cam Help black66 Engine 3 05-12-2003 07:15 PM
How much Torque need to lift front end? unstable Engine 22 02-20-2003 10:54 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.