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    Help lifting the engine

    Hey where should I lift the engine at I need to replace some rod bearings that are bad and I need to know how and where to lift the engine at.

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    You can lift the body off the subframe easier than lifting the motor out of the body. There have been numerous threads on this -try searching.

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    Thanks man

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    bolting a chain to the top of the motor and lifting it with an engine hoist.

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    Is the any way that I could jack it up from the bottom bc I dont have an engine hoist.

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    Depends on how high you can jack something up. Saw a Chevy dealer do it that way in the parking lot behind the shop. Front bumper was about 3.5 feet up in the air and the front suspension was disconnected from the struts. The subframe was wheeled away back into the shop for the engine to be worked on. Just be careful about supporting the vehicle when you're under it. Don't do anything without considering your safety.

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    I've seen someone bolt a chain hoist like from Harbor Freight or Ace to a beam running across their garage and they used it to lift the front of the body off of the subframe, using the strut tower brace.

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    sounds good.. about to go do that!Thanks alot

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    Apparently even the Fox body Mustangs are easier to do that way. Look in the latest issue Hot Rod Magazine on page 129 and there is a guy doing just that. He claims to be able to do that in a half hour or less. Of course experience and a excellent condition car help.

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    Damn that shits intense.. Ya I got it started and now I am about ready to do my work. Just gotta wait for parts.

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