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Re: [Mgs] pulling engine

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] pulling engine
From: James Nazarian <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 20:20:29 -0500
FWIW I broke one of those studs once. The engine got hung up on  
something and while trying to wiggle it free one of the studs snapped.  
At that point the engine/mission fell back into the car and scared the  
sh!t out of me.  This was while pulling the engine on a non- running  
car I'd just bought so I can't vouch for the condition of the studs  

  I'd probably done the same job a dozen times before on other cars  
but ever since I use the front and rear head studs.


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On Jan 20, 2009, at 7:46 PM, Barney Gaylord <>  

> At 02:44 PM 1/20/2009 -0500, Bob Howard wrote:
>>   Some lift off the studs to which the rocker cover is secured.  
>> That is the way MG installed engines; the lifting tab is still in  
>> place on many engines.
>> ....
>>   Manifold and water pump studs are much larger than the rocker  
>> cover studs,
> Not so.  Manifold and water pump bolts on the Austin B-series  
> engines are the same size as the rocker cover studs (5/16-inch), and  
> those horizontal bolts would be loaded sideways for lifting rather  
> than in tension.  Lots of people use the rocker cover studs for  
> lifting with no problem.  In fact I don't recall ever hearing of  
> anyone having any problem with the strength of those studs for  
> lifting, so I suspect any advise to the contrary is just superstition.
>> ....
>> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:35:12 -0600 "oliver" <>  
>> writes:
>> >....
>> > .... i'm wondering if there are recommended and not recommended  
>> anchor points.
>> > ....
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