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Re: [Spridgets] Fwd: Re: what does a shortblock weigh?

To: "spridgets@autox.team.net" <spridgets@autox.team.net>, BJNoSHOV8
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Fwd: Re: what does a shortblock weigh?
From: "Pete Chast" <pchast@francomm.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 16:49:24 -0500
I don't agree. Lag bolts pulling straight down are  relying on the threads  
that's less than 1'8" bearing pulling to hold up to 300 lbs and the strain  
of pushing it sideways. Not a good idea. Not the same as holding the top  
of a rafter, or better bridging 3 floor joists.

On Sat, 13 Nov 2010 13:02:53 -0500, BJNoSHOV8 <bjshov8@tx.rr.com> wrote:

> I might be making this more difficult in my mind than it really is.  I
> had thought about using the 2x4 and one person on each side of the car,
> but that doesn't give much control.
> Here is the little car in question:
> http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a370/bjd70/Dsc_0016b.jpg
> I don't own the V8 Taurus SHO anymore, my email is leftover from those
> days.  I still drive a V8 but these days its a little bigger, a 6.0L LS2
> in a Cadillac CTS-V.
> Somebody else raised a good point though-
> I had not thought about using my garage rafters partly because they
> aren't accessable above the garage ceiling and partly because I was
> worried about the weight.  However I weigh a lot more than 150 pounds
> and I've been in the attic standing on a single rafter.  I can put a few
> lag bolts into 2 rafters and that should be plenty good.
>>  I don't know the exact weight but I can tell you that with two people  
>> moving an engine with the head on with just a chain and 2x4 is not too  
>> hard.
>>  I think you are right and the max would be 150 lbs
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