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Old 12-30-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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engine removal?

Is there a thread on engine removal from a C3. I'm thinking of removing mine to paint the engine bay and do some front end work. Thanks in advance, you guys seem to know it all.
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There are a couple of ways to do this, so it depends on what you have for lifting it out. I have a hoist with a 5' boom that I can come in from the front of a C3 and just make it to lift the eng/tranny out. You need a tilter though.
Otherwise it's just time comsuming. I remove the rad/shroud also.
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Try this

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...engine+removal


Lots of good info in the General section
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:14 PM   #4
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Thanks I do have an engine hoist that goes in from the front. I was just wondering if there was some things I need to watch out for. I have basic engine knowledge But I have never pulled an engine out of a vette. Thanks
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Been using a 5' boom hook for years, and never felt the need for one of those leveler type things, any car/van/truck....all I do is hook it diagonally, center the mass to nearly level, and go for it....
used to do 800 lbs Pontiac engines with that setup no sweat....somehow a SBC wasn't any problem either....

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I to have pulled numerous engines without a tilter. But I bought one for my last pull and now wonder why I waited so long! The tilter is not NECESSARY, but oh man, it sure makes things so much easier!
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