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airkooledchris
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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those are some dirty hands considering there is a nice box of gloves sitting right there in your cubby!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

airkooledchris wrote:
im really liking this 'keepin it simple' method:

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thats not mine, but that looks stupid easy.
use a bottle jack to raise and lower the motor wile removing it (trans),
then lock it (motor) in place with the chained 4x4


I did something similar when I dropped my tranny a couple months ago but I used a come-along instead of a chain. I wouldn't trust it to lie under it, but it worked pretty nicely to support the engine while the tranny was out, and was fairly easily height-adjustable too.

I like the look of the all-thread though, I will try that next time if I remember it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to ask this question until now.

I have my 4x4 and all thread, just pondering where to drill the hole based on where im going to mount it to the motor.

where on an aircooled motor is a safe place to mount it, to support that side's weight?

earlier on Wildthings mentioned you don't really need much to support it and that just some wire/cord would do, but where are you putting that weight on the motor?

is there a specific spot folks usually use?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

airkooledchris wrote:
I forgot to ask this question until now.

I have my 4x4 and all thread, just pondering where to drill the hole based on where im going to mount it to the motor.

where on an aircooled motor is a safe place to mount it, to support that side's weight?

earlier on Wildthings mentioned you don't really need much to support it and that just some wire/cord would do, but where are you putting that weight on the motor?

is there a specific spot folks usually use?


On a T4 engine there is a missing bolt on the top front of the case. Just use the bolt hole as a rigging point.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildthings - thanks, that's exactly what I ended up doing.
I noticed that, but it seemed like too small of a bolt would fit to hold the weight of the motor, but it did fine. so far.

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