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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 02:35 AM
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Question amc v8 lift points?? (engine removal)


I am taking a 360 out of an old cherokee to put in my cj... got the chains and engine lift ready to go, just haven't removed the motor mounts yet.

So I gotta ask, where do you hook the chains up to lift it out?

I haven't messed with anything other than a saturn engine, and they had hooks specifically for that purpose. I don't really want to wrap the chains around the entire engine if I don't have too(and risk damaging the oil pan/or other things)... I'm thinking of trying to leave the one half of the motor mount attached to the engine and hooking on from there(from both sides of course), but was wondering if there was an easier way.

Any advice would be appreciated, I'm sure quite a few people out there have gone through this process before...

Thanks, Ray
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Drill a couple of 1/2" holes in a a couple of pieces of steel strap - 1" X 3" X 1/8" is nominal but anything will work. Bolt them to the intake manifold bolts RF & LR or vice versa - and bolt the chain to the other hole.

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I lifted my 304 out from the side of the block itself. there are six accessory mounting holes you can use to securely pull the block safely, they're located in line with the motor mounts so they should be easy to find.

I'm not sure how cramped the the fenderwells make it taking yours out, but they were a cinch to get to on the wagoneer we took this out out of.

There are also a couple of threaded holes on the cylinder heads as well, close to the block, that can be used in a pinch, although I don't like the idea of using those as a lift point, they CAN be used to stabilize the load if you're not using a load leveller.
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I second Jim... I've pulled several 304/360's and the easiest way is to remove the intake manifold and then put a bolt through the chain into a LF/RR or RF/LR bolt hole in the heads that the manifold was bolted in.

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