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Old 09-27-2002, 05:14 PM
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ok im about to remove my trans from my 86 camaro but i was wandering how to keep the motor from tilting back when i take the trans out....

sorry for such a dumb question but I cant think of anything... :p

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Old 09-27-2002, 05:44 PM
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A CHERRY PICKER - a.k.a. ENGINE HOIST...

If you don't have one, I am sure your local auto parts store may have one to rent.

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Use a 2x4 across the fenders with a chain bolted to the back of the manifold.
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A floor jack under the oil pan, or a jack stand. A floor jack works best for me (when I'm not using a lift) it allows you to tilt the motor a little so it's easier to bring the motor/tranny together squarely. Especially if you dont have a tranny jack.
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Put a piece of wood on top of that floor jack nub to be on the safe side. <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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I recently put a 348 chev in a 58 Impala, and I used short pieces of chain from the front of the engine to the frame to keep this behemoth from tipping back too far, I'm sure you could do the same thing.
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Absolutely TED, I'm so used to working on grocery getters that I didn't think about him maybe having a chrome or aluminum pan. (might scratch or marr it)
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If you have long tube headers. you can put a tie down strap between your frame rails,under the header collectors. <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[drool]" />
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Old 09-28-2002, 03:48 PM
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thanks so much guys.... Its just one of those damned 130hp 305's gm put in so i could care less if I mess it up.
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I've said that befor and then when your bummin a ride to work you wish you didn't say it.anway a floor jack w/ a block of wood under the oil pan has allways been good for me.Makes it easy to line up the motor and tranny on reinstallation like Bstmech said.
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well ive already got a 383 stroker to go in place of it. So I seriously DONT CARE
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