Originally Posted by Mutt's37Buick
A friend of mine has a Powerbuilt 2 ton engine hoist for sale like the one attached.
I think they sell for $200 to $250 new & I could probably buy for $100.
Does anyone you know if this would be sufficient to lift the original engine out of my Buick?
The engine reportedly weighs 800 lbs and the transmission weighs 400 lbs more.
The lift will lift it, depending on how far the arm is out, you have about 1200lbs you say. They have a chart with the ranges with the arm out. You have a little over 1/2 ton, how far will the arm have to be extended to get over your engine , I think you would be safe in using it, as you are just over 1/4 of what the lift can lift. Measure it then check it out on your friends lift.