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    Engine pulling question

    Is it ok to pull an engine with a pulling plate bolted onto the carb pad of an aluminum intake? A 550 pound small block being supported by four bolts threaded into aluminum just doesn't sound good to me. Any one with experience?

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    Have done it many times. I agree, it looks scary as hell having the engine hanging from the plate and four small bolts (or studs and nuts), but we have never had a problem.

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    since there are 4 bolts connected by the plate you get into a whole different realm of math regarding the stress on each bolt......I wouldn't have a problem doing it.

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    You have to think of the tensile strength of each bolt.

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    Just didn't know if it was advisable with the aluminum manifold over an iron one. Thanks for the help

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