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Crane Specs For Removing the Engine

Crane Specs For Removing the Engine

Does anybody know the weight of a 140 engine and gearbox with the head
still on? My engine crane is rated at 5cwt and this must be close. - Eric

Too close, m'thinks. I used an older hydraulic lift rated at 1000 lbs to
extract engine with head and automatic transmission and it was straining. -
Regards, Klaus Nielsen

The engine weight alone is around 700 lbs. Add in transmission and bell
housing at about 100 lbs. Best you should have a hoist that would handle at
least 1000 lbs. - Bill, 1955 XK140 ots

Klaus, Bill, Larry & Bob, Thanks very much indeed for your help on the
engine & transmission weights. It's clear that my hydraulic crane isn't up
to it so I'm going to hire a one tonner. I'v got everything stripped and
I'm ready to go so should be able to get done in one day. Thanks again
guys. - Eric Capron

Approximately 800 pounds,if I recall correctly! Your crane is too light,
unless it has a 100% safety margin; too tight to risk!  Best to go rent one
at your local Taylor rental or Grand Rental Station, or work uinder a
sturdy oak tree! Best of luck, but don't do anything too risky - remember
the poor wings (fenders). - Larry Schear, Twin Cam, Inc.

I pulled the engine out of my 120 OTS some years ago using a hydraulic
engine lift I rented. It hooked onto a trailer hitch and trailed quite
well. It had the capacity, lift and reach needed for the 120. The wheels
also helped as you could walk the engine out as it was lifted. You do have
to organize your time so that you can accomplish the deed within a day or
so to keep your rental costs down. The rental cost was reasonable
considering the convenience. You shoud be able to find one at a tool rental
center or an Auto shop that rents tools. Good luck with the removal. - Bob
Schilling, OTS 660775

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