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Old 03-17-2011, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by nyclad View Post
...The only thing keeping me from doing this right now is that I'm shopping around now for an engine support bar...
Once the engine is suspended by the hoist, use a floorjack with a piece of wood and gently place slight pressure under the front of transmission (for additional support) before removing the subframe.

If you are creative enough, you can make your own engine hoist. The engine weighs about 350 lbs or so, therefore the 4x4 treated wood can easily handle that load. Once done, you turn the hoist into a kids swingset!

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