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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Wbx'r weight? Could 2 people lift? Reply with quote

So I'm going to pick up a used 2.1 in the next couple weeks and I was curious what they weigh? Is it reasonable that two reasonably fit guys in late 20's and early 30's repectfully could lift the engine and put it in the back of a truck or do I need a hoist?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I moved my engine out of my van and into the house by myself using a ramp and a dolly and then back out to the van after it was rebuilt. I think they weight about 400 pounds.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me and my dad recently moved an engine down a flight of stairs and into our basement pretty easily. No accessories or intake were on the engine though.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is just the engine longblock you can lift it by yourself. If it is fully dressed (alt, exhaust, intake etc.) then you will need 2 people. I have done both versions several times.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet I could throw a 2.1 over that hill over there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep - what all of these people said. Been done many times. I delivered a 2.1 to a buddy's in my Panel Van. 3 people was too many cooks in the kitchen, so we used 2 and it was easier and faster.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can be handled by two people. A buddy and I moved a 2.1 from the garage to the basement. Now I am looking for someone to help move it back to the garage. Any takers????
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westynova wrote:
Can be handled by two people. A buddy and I moved a 2.1 from the garage to the basement. Now I am looking for someone to help move it back to the garage. Any takers????


Here buddy buddy buddy... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westynova wrote:
Can be handled by two people. A buddy and I moved a 2.1 from the garage to the basement. Now I am looking for someone to help move it back to the garage. Any takers????


I can help you with that. PM me.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the replys, seems like everyone thinks it's pretty do-able. Saves me renting or buying a cherry picker.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite way to move an engine is to hook a ratchet tie on it securely and run a long beefy pipe through the loop. One person on each end. Still heavy, but very ergonomic lifting and it lets the engine be fairly close to the ground so if it drops it doesn't get hurt or hurt anyone.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 2.1 wbx is 225# with headers. do yourselves a favor. back the truck up to it and when you guys go to lift it, do so with your elbows on your knees. it saves your back until its halfway up or so. then youve got it on the run. position it with a scateboard..
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The $16 furniture dollies from Harbor Freight work really good for moving these engines around.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beatrich wrote:
I bet I could throw a 2.1 over that hill over there.


I bet you could Uncle Rico
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