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Need some Ideas about pulling my engine. by 87antuzzi
Started on: 05-20-2010 01:48 AM
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Last post by: Danyel on 05-20-2010 10:46 AM
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Report this Post05-20-2010 01:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
My garage is too narrow to put the engine out of the side of the car so i need to pull it out of the rear. Only one problem, the engine lift is in the way. Last time i did something very ghetto and i dont want to do that again. So my question is how do i keep this thing in the air without the lift while I pull my engine? jackstands?? What side jackstand would i need? Or any other ideas on how to keep the car in the air while i slide the engine out would be nice.
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Report this Post05-20-2010 03:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DanyelClick Here to visit Danyel's HomePageSend a Private Message to DanyelDirect Link to This Post
I got this type of set up ... not my pics ... but it is almost the same






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Report this Post05-20-2010 03:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
I like it. How stable is it???
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Report this Post05-20-2010 06:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pete 2m4Click Here to Email pete 2m4Send a Private Message to pete 2m4Direct Link to This Post
how about dropping the cradle? a pressure treated 4x4 under the rear foward the cradle. the board needs to be the width of the car jack it up. drop the cradle pull out the cradle from the rear and then put jack stands under the rear of the car. have done 3 fieros like this. good luck in your attempts
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Report this Post05-20-2010 07:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ltlfrariClick Here to visit ltlfrari's HomePageClick Here to Email ltlfrariSend a Private Message to ltlfrariDirect Link to This Post
I use 6 ton axle stands to hold mine up while pulling the engine/cradle. They are a lot taller than the smaller 3 tons ones I use for the initial lift. To pull from side I place them on the ledge in front of the cradle mount points. To pull from rear I place them on the bottom of the tub just in front of that area but be sure to chock the front wheels well as it's at such an angle it will try to slip (it doesn't but I would not like to be under there just in case).

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Report this Post05-20-2010 10:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DanyelClick Here to visit Danyel's HomePageSend a Private Message to DanyelDirect Link to This Post
When I jack the car up it really is solid... I also put floor stands once she's up there... I have four... 6 tons .....26 inches tall stands.. works just great ... If you look at the picture you will see angle irons and braces ... if you build it like that you will have NO PROBLEMS.. I used two pillars 4 in x 4 in x 10 ft and 4 in x 4 in x 8 ft on the top... the bottom feet are 4 in x 4 in x 3 ft. Beleive me its VERY solid.

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