Anyone use an engine lift plate with a leveler to pull an engine?
I'm pulling a 304 out of my CJ and then installing a 401...
and I want to use an engine lift plate (mounts to the intake manifold using the carb studs) and I also have a leveler...anyone use this combo?...any problems or things I should be aware of? Seems kind of 'unnatural' to have the leveler chains angling in towards the center of the motor instead of each corner of the manifold/head. I want to use the lift plate because I plan on assembling the engine completely before dropping it in and with all the hoses, brackets, lines, etc, the outboard intake bolts are either covered or the chain that would attach to them is gonna hit something.
'76 CJ7, 401, TH400, QT part time, 33" Baja Claws, 4" Procomp, USA Alloy front and Yukon one piece rear axles, 4.56 gears, Aussie Lockers front and rear, front disc conversion.
2011 2dr Rubicon Auto, AEV 3.5" Premium, PSC Brawler Lite front bumper and skid, Evap skid, Raceline Monster beadlocks, 35" KM2s, 5.13 gears, Trailgater, Expedition One rear Bumper and Tire Carrier, ACE Rock Sliders, Warn Powerplant, ORW trans cooler