>At 12:01 AM 2/23/98 EST, you wrote:
>....I got the front end WAY up in the air,then I realized
>>the problem:garage roof clearance.The whole engine and trans comes out
>>STRAIGHT UP-JUST LIKE A ROCKET!You need a 9 foot(or so) garage clearance to
>>pull the engine and trans as a complete assembly(No kidding!)...
> I don't understand what the problem is. My ceiling is 8'2" and I have
>a chain and bracket secured above the ceiling. This hangs down 10" from the
>ceiling. I use a "come along", which when completely jacked up, puts the lower
>hook 28" from the ceiling. I always pull my motors from the top. I first
> Tiger up on jack stands so that the transmission tail piece is about a foot
>from the floor to start. Once I get the tail piece out to the tunnel, then
>the Tiger. The pulling chain should be placed so that the motor/transmission
>is not completely out of balance so that the assy can be more or less level
>as you roll the Tiger back to clear the motor/transmission.
> I have two problems pulling from the top with a "come along".
>The water pump snout hits the sheet metal above the radiator, which can
> be solved with a bit of prying on the sheet metal. The second is that the
> of the "come along" hits the ceiling when I first start lowering the motor.
>JiM Barrett Tiger II 351C and others