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  • #16
    OK, I realize I'm obsessing here but...

    The chains that came with the load leveler are really short but I have a second set of lift chains as shown below.

    Would it make more sense to use those with grade 8 bolts holding them to the lift leveler. These chains would give me more leeway to adjust the setup before I start lifting but...they do not bolt to the lifting eyes like the others do.

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    73 TR6
    Libertyville, IL
    My TR6

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    • #17
      I was able to pull mine without touching the rack or column, admittedly I wasn't too concerned as you can see from the pics, what could I damage?
      1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
      Frame off resto started May 2015
      Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
      Diff braced and reinforced
      Engine and head rebuilt
      Header and Intake ported
      SS exhaust
      Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
      New Rockers
      AAW wiring - GM alternator
      Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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      • #18
        I undid a steering coupler and tilted the shaft out of the way to give more room. It’s the accelerator pedal shaft that you have to watch closely.
        I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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        • #19
          Good for you, Phil. Stand up to the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity (I may have been one of them) and go for it. And to add to Kevin's comment, now is the PERFECT time to do the cam and shave the head to 10.5.
          1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

          1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by skootch13 View Post
            Good for you, Phil. Stand up to the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity (I may have been one of them) and go for it. And to add to Kevin's comment, now is the PERFECT time to do the cam and shave the head to 10.5.
            Don'f forget to go with triple side draft Webers while you're at it. Right Tom?
            CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
            2nd owner, since 1975
            Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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            • #21
              On the bright side.... when you put it back in you will have all of that new paint to be careful of!!
              1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
              Frame off resto started May 2015
              Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
              Diff braced and reinforced
              Engine and head rebuilt
              Header and Intake ported
              SS exhaust
              Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
              New Rockers
              AAW wiring - GM alternator
              Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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              • #22
                Last question before tomorrow night when my spare hands are showing up to yank this thing out.

                I've got everything set but I realized tonight that I'm not sure about the motor mounts.

                Do I:
                - Unbolt the mounts from the frame
                - Unbolt the mounts from the brackets that are bolted to the engine
                - Unbolt the brackets that are bolted to the engine from the engine itself

                I suspect the first option would make it tough to get the engine off of the threaded studs on the mounts themselves but...what do I know?
                73 TR6
                Libertyville, IL
                My TR6

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                • #23
                  I did the last one to keep the pull width as narrow as possible. It’s also easier to get the mounts off the frame after the engine is out - you have more room.

                  Originally posted by phil73 View Post
                  Last question before tomorrow night when my spare hands are showing up to yank this thing out.

                  I've got everything set but I realized tonight that I'm not sure about the motor mounts.

                  Do I:
                  - Unbolt the mounts from the frame
                  - Unbolt the mounts from the brackets that are bolted to the engine
                  - Unbolt the brackets that are bolted to the engine from the engine itself

                  I suspect the first option would make it tough to get the engine off of the threaded studs on the mounts themselves but...what do I know?
                  I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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                  • #24
                    What Lou said.

                    Cheers,

                    Kevin
                    76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
                    72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
                    68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Wolf76STL View Post
                      What Lou said.

                      Cheers,

                      Kevin
                      Agree with Lou and Kevin.

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                      • #26
                        Add my name to that list, Phil
                        But I should add that because I've only removed the engine(s) when I had some engine work to do, I had them pretty well stripped down before pulling them out...I put them back pretty much the same.
                        Driving a 1973 TR6
                        Doing ZS carb repairs
                        email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                        • #27
                          Thanks all, I'll let you know how things go this afternoon.
                          73 TR6
                          Libertyville, IL
                          My TR6

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                          • #28
                            Engine is out.

                            Now on to painting. The primer didn't get chipped up taking the engine out but there are some new grease smudges as well as a few new areas that I should prime

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                            I took that last pic because tonight when I was out in the garage turning out the lights I looked at the garage and thought "My god, all I wanted to do was freshen up the engine bay a bit!"

                            I think I'm doing it right but I'm pretty darned far from where I thought this project was gonna go when I started

                            Will be fun putting it all back together though.
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                            73 TR6
                            Libertyville, IL
                            My TR6

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                            • #29
                              Good work Phil! Now you can polish up the engine before you put it back in and it'll look new again.

                              Cheers,

                              Kevin
                              ps nice looking hoist too!
                              76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
                              72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
                              68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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                              • #30
                                Heh...the hoist is a beast. Weighs about a million pounds but can lift quite a bit of weight.

                                The friend of mine who lent it to me jokingly said he'd loan it to me on one condition...that it never comes back to his garage. I can't keep t in my garage so...if anyone wants a large and very heavy hoist...I bet its free.

                                How you get it from my house to anywhere else is an exercise left to the reader
                                Last edited by phil73; 05-17-2019, 11:30 AM.
                                73 TR6
                                Libertyville, IL
                                My TR6

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