Hi all you artful dodgers with creative ideas!
Do you have any suggestions you think might help -- willing to rent the
available equipment of course -- sold the 400 cc but guy prefers it be
pulled out and delivered and is willing to pay for it
I had been thinking of an engine hoist but it would have to stand on 3/4
plywood on top of some cement blocks -- all possible and supplies on
hand except the hoist.
Any other ideas?
Also, likely to snowblow 100 feet up to the truck and drive in with 4x4
so whatever you can suggest is appreciated.
thanks in advance
Couldn't you just ask someone to help lift it? They are a bit akward but
they aren't too heavy. I lifted a few 400/440 cc Kawasaki engines by myself
without any struggle. It wasn't in any snow but that shouldn't make it any
I'd dig out all the snow and then lay the plywood down, just to keep it from
sinking. Plywood on blocks would be too unstable and it would probably not
hold all that weight: 600 lb / 272.1554 Kg. plus the weight of the hoist.
A auto reclaimer yard back in Indiana used a cut down engine hoist ( cherry
picker) bolted to the frame of a pickup as his way of pulling engines in the
yard. Now they have those in-bed hoists that lift up to 1/2 ton.
Work safe, Rach, ya gotta good kid and friends that needs ya.
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I think there's a "translation" error from Canadian English to US English .
. .In an email, Rach was talking about a 400 _CU.IN._ engine. . . .about 600
Sorry, Rach. Just trying to act as a translator fer ya'll. 400 cu in 6554.826 C.C.
"Nosey" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
yep -- sorry -- I usually refer to them simply as a 400 but wasn't sure
how to write it
thankyou -- great idea -- torch to warm up -- good, it's closest to the
shed -- reef like hell
and drop the front axle on some 6x6 lumber,
forest logs nearby, sawn off on top and blocked, yep can do
thank you Max, and Budd -- should work this way
Just thinking some more -- only need to drop front end down, one 8 foot
log, shaving flat with chain saw around where wheels go, got good
hydraulic jacks of course, and if I'm warming up the bolts, I can burn
off the snow too
-- got this idea while taking my shit (do my best thinking on the
porcelain throne and while driving <vbgrn>) -- my Newfie friends have
told me they clear a path in the snow to the road by lighting fire to
Can't do that, Greg. I drove by the place when I went with my brother to
Canon City CO to get his fishing boat and it looks like, thru the window in
the garage door, that he might have tried it, and the rafter fell down.
The bad part is, the car in the driveway was a Subaru . . . . . . . and a
riding mower with the engine halfway off . . .
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