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Old 02-29-2012, 10:50 AM
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Is it safe just to lift the shortblock from the head bolt holes onto the engine stand?
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I did it...no problems. I just used the old head bolts to attach the chains. However, It can dig into the surface, mine got a full treatment at the machine shop so I wasent worried about it.
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I wouldn't do it on an aluminum block, but it "can" be done.

Just get one of these and call it a day.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/B.../?autoview=SKU
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Get a buddy and the two of you can lift(by hand) it onto the engine stand
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I don't really want to spend 50 bucks on the valley cover tool. The engines out just sitting on the k member. I don't want to risk dropping it so lifting by hand is not an option. I guess head bolt holes it is.
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