insomniac engine hoist
Need skinned knuckle engineering advice on building an engine hoist from 2 inch (nom.) schedule 40 steel pipe. I'm thinking of making an X base with a center post capped by a pivoting, fixed-angle hoist arm. Either a come-along or winch and cable could be used to lift the engine. The pivot would allow it to swing to deposit the engine on a truck bed or trailer. This arrangement would be useful where there is no concrete floor for a wheeled hoist.
Any thoughts, criticisms, strength numbers on the pipe, etc., are welcome.