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Engine hoist

Post #1 by mluck » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:36 pm

Thinking about getting a engine hoist,I see there are many on Craigslist...which would be more suited to pull out a 200 ci.....1 ton or 2 ton...
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Re: Engine hoist

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:08 am

A 1 ton is more then adequate to lift a 200 even with the trans still hooked up.
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Re: Engine hoist

Post #3 by rocklord » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:13 am

A 1 ton will do, but a 2 ton would be nice if you can afford it.

I just purchased a 2 ton from Harbour Freight. A little bit more than the 1 ton they had and it gives
me a better factor of safety when the boom is extended out to its maximum.

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Re: Engine hoist

Post #4 by drag-200stang » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:08 am

Get the two ton.
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Post #5 by rbohm » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:18 pm

another vote for the two ton model, it gives you a safety factor as well as options.
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Post #6 by John_mcgarvie » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:13 pm

Yea im voting for the 2 ton it is heavier gauge steel and there for safer from racking and the last thing you want is to drop an engine on your car. I also recomend a load leveler

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Post #7 by powerband » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:48 am

to get the long 200 and longer 250 clear of rad support with tranny usually needs the long reach position of the lift and engine almost vertical, be sure the extended reach position of lift is rated for the eng/tranny combo-weight and base is secure to dangle it above your car to move it out safely.

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Re: Engine hoist

Post #8 by edgewood bronco » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:17 am

Yeah, it's as much about reach as it is lift capacity. Getting an engine out isn't a huge deal with an undersized reach, but getting it back in.... :bang:
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Post #9 by CoupeBoy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:01 pm

I'll be the guy to say it..
I bought the Harbor Freight 1ton unit when it was on sale for $99.

It folds up nicely.
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It has lifted and moved everything I needed to move so far, 170, 200, 250, 300..
I loaned it out to a friend who moved a 235 and removed a 350.

It has NOT been used to put any motors back in yet.
At full extension, it is only rated for 500lbs.
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