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  • Engine Lift.....

    Hey guys,
    My brother builds race engines & last weekend had a bit of a mishap with an engine lift breaking removing a GM 454 engine. He borrowed this one in the pic that was the same as his to bring me to make a template for a much heavier one. This one is made from 3/16" & interrupted welds on both sides. He asked me to make (2) & just have only one hole since he never needed or used the other additional holes & he wanted them welded all the way around. I found a piece of 5/16" plate & plasma cut the plates after making a 1/8" template for the hole pattern(GM engines) & making further units. Here's some pics.

    Denny
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  • #2
    Nice!

    I have always been leary of those carb plate mounts for lifting!

    Seeing that moroso one makes me happier I have one of those adjusting attachments for the lift!

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    • #3
      Looks like a decent piece, but I would never lift from an aluminum intake...Seen far too many stripped out bolts and dropped engines to even think about it.

      When I go to move an engine, I still bust out the handy dandy welded chain, and 3/8ths bolts.
      Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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      • #4
        Here is mine. Bolts to the heads. Also allows to pull engine out of the boat without taking anything apart. Saved me last week too when it rolled over on the stand and the cradle acted as a roll bar.
        T.J.



        Miller Dynasty 300DX
        HTP MIG 240
        HTP 380 Plasma

        Bridgeport Milling Machine
        South Bend Lathe
        Etc. Etc....
        tjsperformance.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TJS View Post
          Here is mine. Bolts to the heads. Also allows to pull engine out of the boat without taking anything apart. Saved me last week too when it rolled over on the stand and the cradle acted as a roll bar.
          T.J.



          that works

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          • #6
            Hey TJ,
            Yeah, that one would definitely need some TLC. My bro' also has a similar lift assembly that bolts to the heads. He likes the smaller one for smaller blocks & to use on cast manifolds & never uses it on alum. manifolds.

            BTW...what is that jewel going in?

            Denny
            * Complete welding, machine, & fab shop *
            * Mobile unit *
            * Finally retired *
            ____________________________________________

            * A man's word is his honor..... without honor, there is nothing. *
            * Words are like bullets..... once they leave your muzzle, you cannot get them back. *
            * I have no reservation to kill nor hesitation to die for the U.S. Constitution & the American Flag. *
            * Age is a state of mind..... at my age, you cannot fathom what is in my mind. *

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            • #7
              Originally posted by yorkiepap View Post
              Hey TJ,
              Yeah, that one would definitely need some TLC. My bro' also has a similar lift assembly that bolts to the heads. He likes the smaller one for smaller blocks & to use on cast manifolds & never uses it on alum. manifolds.

              BTW...what is that jewel going in?

              Denny
              It is already in it. I have it out this winter and dynoing it soon. Adding a little more boost first.. My homepage has the build up.
              Miller Dynasty 300DX
              HTP MIG 240
              HTP 380 Plasma

              Bridgeport Milling Machine
              South Bend Lathe
              Etc. Etc....
              tjsperformance.com

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