Best way to lift an engine by hand

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Best way to lift an engine by hand

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What's the best way to lift an engine off a dolly and onto the bench ?

I'll soon be taking my engine out for a full tin change, but not sure which bits for me and my mate to grab hold of it and get it on the bench.

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Exhaust front and back as close to the heads as you can get. They are not that heavy, I used to be able to lift them on my own....
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I tried and failed to lift my engine on my own - but I am a racing snake!
In my view its a 2 man lift.
Most of the weight is the flywheel - if you can get that off it makes a big difference.
Just don't lift/manhandle it by the fan housing - as that is only held on by 2 small screws and you risk damaging or breaking the oil cooler/seals.

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Thanks chaps - will go with the exhaust method I think

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Dougie wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 10:38 am
Exhaust front and back as close to the heads as you can get. They are not that heavy, I used to be able to lift them on my own....
A long block I could believe but a full engine weighs close to 100kg I'd like to see you lift that off the deck onto a bench
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It is a heavy mutha hubbard...

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JonnyCJ wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 1:33 pm
It is a heavy mutha hubbard...
I was surprised at the weight difference between the early 36hp engine and my 1600 dual port. I can *just* about carry the 36hp a short distance on my own. No chance with 1600 even with my wife's help. The two of us struggle to lift it. The difference seems to be the heat exchangers. Those later style heat exchangers weigh a ton.

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I'm sans heat exchangers but avec a stainless merged exhaust. Taking the exhaust off would drop the weight but give me nothing to lift with !

Mind you, twin carbs also add a bit as well.

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