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Offline DuaneMC7

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Lifting points on an 871
« on: October 10, 2006, 10:44:49 PM »
My engine and cradle are out of the bus and on my dolly. Now I need to lift my engine from the cradle and I need to know the lifting points for the 871. I do not see any lifting hooks on the engine so I need some help from the ones that have done this before.

Thanks, Duane
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Offline ChuckMC8

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Re: Lifting points on an 871
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 11:26:22 PM »
Duane, it sounds like your tranny is not attached.Assunimg thats the case,here's the deal on just the engine. Some had a lifting bracket on each head at the bellhousing end and others had 2 lift points on the bellhousing. The ones on the bellhousing attached under the power steering reservoir bracket (on your bus) and the corresponding place on the other side.
    There was/is another bracket at the pulley end of the engine that attached to the balance gear cover (the cover that includes the engine mount on that end)
    I would try to have 3 points of connection if possible. ( 2 a the bellhousing end and the one at the front) HTH Chuck
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Offline DuaneMC7

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Re: Lifting points on an 871
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 11:42:15 PM »
Thanks Chuck, that helps alot! ;D

Duane
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