I've had a number of people tell me over the years that they use the rocker
studs. When I was taking the engine out of my GT before it was a V8, the
engine had gotten hung up on something and I was trying to free it when one
of the rocker studs it was hanging from snapped off.
Since I know someone will ask. It was a typical situation where an engine
mount had caught on the steering column or something and the engine needed
to be rocked to the side. I wasn't trying to wrestle the engine past an
I know rocker cover studs will work to remove an engine, and they are easily
accessible, but I'm not crazy about hanging the entire drivetrain from two
1/4 rocker cover bolts. It was only one failure in the 20 or more times my
dad and I have done this, but one engine nearly falling on me is one too
71 MGB Tourer
?[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Eric J Russell
?Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 2:46 PM
?Subject: Re: Clutch Tear Down
?Here's a picture I took when installing the motor/gearbox in
?our 1978 MGB. I hadn't installed the cylinder head so I bolted
?the lifting chains into the block. When I R/R MG engines I
?usually just attach the chains to the rocker cover studs.
?The tilting device is useful but not mandatory.
?I suspect the fan belt is stuck because the motor mounts have
?failed - lowering the engine.
?There is both a gasket and an oil seal (ha! an MG oxymoron)
?for the timing cover.