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Old 06-23-2021, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Effduration View Post
OP, I am not sure what you are doing with the engine bar you bought. It won't help you much lifting the head with the exhaust manifold. You could remove the manifold and lift the head by hand, but that's a big hassle -removing the exhaust manifold. Lifting the head and manifold together with an engine hoist is the best way. But you could also remove the hood (easy) and rig up a come-along or similar to lift the head and manifold straight up.
While this is a little hairy, this is how I'd planned on doing it.

If this isn't gonna work, I will have to revisit this entire effort. I suppose i could go buy an engine hoist.

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