I have pulled the complete engine with that $7 block & tackle but a
come-along is MUCH better (and safer) and it only costs $12
> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 11:20:18 -0600
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> Subject: [Spridgets] what does a shortblock weigh?
> I need to pull the engine out of my little car. The head is off, and I
> intend to pull the block separate from the transmission. Approximately
> how much does the block/pistons/cam/crank/pan/waterpump weigh?
> I'm doing this in my garage so I'm going to build a rigging to do the
> job. I had the idea that I could use a block and tackle to do the
> lifting. I haven't checked to see what I can get from tool rental
> places but I can buy a 1 ton chain hoist from HarborFreight for $45, and
> they have a rope hoist with 500# capacity for $7. This would be a
> pretty cheap job if the rope hoist would work. I'm guessing that the
> complete shortblock is around 150#. Almost seems like I could reach in
> there and pull it out by hand.
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