View Full Version : Interesting dilemma... need to lift engine(?)


Adam2001WS6
11-29-2010, 05:55 PM
I need to lift a crate engine into the back of my pickup, yet I do not have access to an engine hoist. All I have is a floor jack and I suspect that just isn't going to cut it. Any ideas?!

Jays_SSZ28
11-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Rent one.
Buy a 12 foot #2 pine 2x12, take the tail gate off, attach 2x12 to the truck, walk the crate up.
Use the floor jack to remove both rear tires from the truck, jack the front up and tip the crate into the bed.
Hire criss angel to levitate it into the back.
Find out where the immigrants hang out and pay a few $5 a piece to lift it.
Want some more dumb ideas?
Just rent an engine hoist.

philsblwnz28
11-29-2010, 06:43 PM
chain hoist
take it apart piece by piece and put it in your truck :)

71novaguy
11-29-2010, 07:12 PM
put the ass end of the truck in as deep of a dip as you can, then use the jack to lift up the front of the truck, putting the ass end of the truck as low to the ground as possible, then maybe you will be able to set it in the back?

01ssreda4
11-29-2010, 09:51 PM
Short block or long block? LS1? LS1 Short block can be easily picked up by 2 people. I seen a 160lb guy load one by himself one time but I think he was sore for about a week afterward. :nod:

RyanJM
11-29-2010, 10:48 PM
The engine hoist are pretty cheap you can get a decent on for like $150 or so. Not sure what store the one my friend got came from but it worked good and it was orange. I remember renting them was expensive at least back inthe day.

Adam2001WS6
11-29-2010, 10:59 PM
LS6 long block in the crate still. I cannot justify buying an engine hoist as I'm not planning to be pulling and installing this engine every other month. I think I'm going to go the route of just getting 3 friends and we're each grabbin' a side!

Camaro_94
11-30-2010, 12:19 AM
LS6 long block in the crate still. I cannot justify buying an engine hoist as I'm not planning to be pulling and installing this engine every other month. I think I'm going to go the route of just getting 3 friends and we're each grabbin' a side!

Thats what we used to do. :nod:

Good luck man!

thunderstruck507
11-30-2010, 09:17 AM
Park under a tree, beam, etc and use a come along...but hell me and a friend unloaded a l92 by hand and I'm not exactly a big guy

Jays_SSZ28
11-30-2010, 09:27 AM
Park under a tree, beam, etc and use a come along...

How do you get the crate engine to the tree?