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Old 01-11-2017, 04:34 AM
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Any issue with lifting the motor and transmission out as a single unit if you dont have a cab in the way?
I did it with a 1 1/2 ton cherry picker. It is a bit of a hairball type activity.
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Any issue with lifting the motor and transmission out as a single unit if you dont have a cab in the way?
Nope. My poor old HB engine hoist has lifted that combo many times in the past couple years. Just use a secondary chain onto the trans somewhere to help balance the weight.
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Nope. My poor old HB engine hoist has lifted that combo many times in the past couple years. Just use a secondary chain onto the trans somewhere to help balance the weight.
I actually use a small chain "come a long". Anchor it to the main ring of the cherry picker, other end to a short strap (An old serpentine belt will work too) around the tailshaft. Adjust it as necessary.
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I like that idea, too.
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Thanks for the advise got it pulled out the frame and ready to have the studs and gaskets done.
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Lifted up, the strap on the tail shaft was perfect idea.
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