> > One other thought, is it dangerous to lift the engine out by
> > the head bolts??
> With the head removed the studs do not have enough support and will
> bend. If you plan to replace them, ok. The block threads are strong
> enough, and the block will not warp.
> Have fun.
I have made a brace out of a 2x4 drilled through the narrow side. If you
drill one hole on each end, spaced to fit over two of the head studs, and
then shave about 3/4 inch off of the ends where the studs would come
through this will make a perfect brace to support the studs when pulling
the engine. We have used this about 15 times on engine/tranny removals
and installations and no problems yet.
stud ___________ stud
'71 B roadster
'74 BGT bastardization with big aluminum heart :)
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