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engine removal tools question

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I'm looking to buy a crane to pull the engine and transaxle on my 164LS - can anyone tell me if the 1 ton foldable from Harbor Freight is up to the job?

Reason I ask is because like all cranes the rating decreases as you extend the boom. In this case it's:

Boom extension capacities: 1 ton @ 36-1/4", 3/4 ton @ 45-1/2", 1/2 ton @ 50-1/4", 1/4 ton @ 50-1/4"
Height capacities: 1 ton @ 82", 1/4 ton @ 94"

1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane

They have a 2 ton model also - the cost difference is small but I just want the smallest size that'll get the job done safely (I know - maybe I shouldn't even be looking at HF if safety is the criteria!! honestly though, I've had good success with stuff like this that's for occasional use)

Same question for an engine stand - here's a 1000lb capacity one I was looking at:

1000 Lb. Capacity Engine Stand

They also have 750lb and 2000lb models

Thanks a lot

Paul

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Old 06-12-2010, 01:41 PM
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Hi All

I'm looking to buy a crane to pull the engine and transaxle on my 164LS - can anyone tell me if the 1 ton foldable from Harbor Freight is up to the job?

Reason I ask is because like all cranes the rating decreases as you extend the boom. In this case it's:

Boom extension capacities: 1 ton @ 36-1/4", 3/4 ton @ 45-1/2", 1/2 ton @ 50-1/4", 1/4 ton @ 50-1/4"
Height capacities: 1 ton @ 82", 1/4 ton @ 94"

1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane

They have a 2 ton model also - the cost difference is small but I just want the smallest size that'll get the job done safely (I know - maybe I shouldn't even be looking at HF if safety is the criteria!! honestly though, I've had good success with stuff like this that's for occasional use)

Same question for an engine stand - here's a 1000lb capacity one I was looking at:

1000 Lb. Capacity Engine Stand

They also have 750lb and 2000lb models

Thanks a lot

Paul
The 1 ton model engine hoist is fine for engine that is what I have. Not sure the engine stand worth the effort but if you have the space for both go for it.

DISCLAIMER HOISTING BOTH 24V ENGINE AND A/T TRANNY TOGETHER AT THE 1/4 TON SETTING MAYBE PUSHING THE LIMIT OF SMALLER HOIST and I think you need the boom length to get enough lift. I have done 12v engine and A/T tranny though at that setting of 1/4 ton successfully.

The Alfa factory engine stand uses engine mount points on side of block.
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Spend a few extra bucks and get the load leveler at Harbor Freight. Made a big difference when pulling the engine/tranny unit.
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Here is picture of engine hoist and spreader bar and chains. I also got threaded U-clamps to attach chain to front head hoist point and to thread chain through rear head top engine mount dog bone http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/888834-post18.html
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thanks a lot guys - knowing me, I'll probably be posting again with questions when I start the work
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I would also suggest comparing the hoists to other that are similar from the big name auto parts stores.

Don't forget the 20% off one item coupon from HF.

Good luck.
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