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Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob

To: <>, "Perry Robinson" <>
Subject: Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 13:37:19 -0400
I use the same method...although with the floor jack rolling in line
with the engine as I push it in. Never touched the firewall or grill!
Pulling the engine I do the same thing. I use a motorcycle tiedown stap
(easily adjustable length) hooked between the floor jack and the engine 
hoist. That way as I pull the hoist back the jack rolls right along with it
supporting the tail of the tranny. 

Paul Tegler
Twin 73' MGB GTs YB and OB
YB born 8/72 (Primrose Yellow) Yellow BGT
OB born 1/73 (Blaze Red) Orange BGT
North of Annapolis, South of Baltimore
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To: Perry Robinson <>
Cc: 'Clayton Kirkwood' <>; 
Date: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob

Hi all,

Maybe I'm just cheap (okay, I am) but I've never felt the need for one of these
and I always install engines single-handed.  

With the rear end of the car up on ramps, and the engine hanging from a chain
attached to two sacrificial head studs with the two sides of the chain of equal
length, the engine and trans are at just the right angle to slide into the car
without tilting.  The only tricky part is the point where the trans needs to go
over the crossmember while the engine is trying to take the paint off of the
firewall.  For this, I put a scissors jack sideways under the trans and jack it
up enough to clear the crossmember.  Then, with a mighty heave on the engine
hoist, the trans goes over the crossmember and the scissors jack falls over.

I devised this method when I got tired of assorted males whining about getting
grease on their hands from having to push on the engine hoist while I'm under
the car struggling with the tranny.

Denise Thorpe
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Perry Robinson wrote:
> Got a new Northern Equipment catalog yesterday.  They have what looks like a
> very nice one for $22.00!  And to those who have poo-pooed these things,
> don't knock 'em til you try them.  A person can put an engine in single
> handed, the first time, with one of these engine tilters-no more lift, try,
> lower, adjust, raise, try again, type effort.
> Perry

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