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Unread 08-04-2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 08-04-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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I have used the plate and leveler before without any issues. Its very straight-forward.
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Unread 08-06-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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I've done it too. In my case I made my own manifold plate by using 3/16" x 2" angle and 1/4" plate drilled for the carb studs. I did that because of what you mentioned - by extending the angle out past the carb flange a ways, the chains from the leveler are closer to straight down. Used grade 8 bolts to attach the thing to the manifold.

Building it like that isn't really necessary, but I got a new welder and had some steel, so I just HAD to do something with it.
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