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engine removal - what bolts & chain? Intake Mounted lift point?

when removing a 289, what type of bolts are required to go into the right front head driver side and into the rear of the passenger head?

What about the chain the hoist will grab onto? how is that chain chosen?


I've seen a plate bolted to the top of the intake as well. What type bolts are used for that - or is there a kit to purchase? I'm always amazed that the weight of the engine and trans can be supported by the threads of the 4 bolts to the top of the intake!
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when removing a 289, what type of bolts are required to go into the right front head driver side and into the rear of the passenger head?

What about the chain the hoist will grab onto? how is that chain chosen?


I've seen a plate bolted to the top of the intake as well. What type bolts are used for that - or is there a kit to purchase? I'm always amazed that the weight of the engine and trans can be supported by the threads of the 4 bolts to the top of the intake!

I agree with you. I have a couple brackets we made up in the 80's and attach them to those nice threaded holes you see in the front/rear of the cylinder heads or somewhere on the block.

A friend convinced me to try the plate once. Later found a nice crack in that rather expensive 3x2 manifold. It was able to be fixed but that wasn't cheap either.

I do admit I have rather bad luck. If the odds are 1% for a bad outcome. I'll hit that 1% at least 50% of the time.

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I've used regular chain from the hardware store with links that are large enough for the bolts to go through with washers. But I prefer to get an engine leveler. It allows you to adjust the angle of the engine and has 4 contact points instead of two. I know the temptation of the intake plate mount to lift an engine but I don't trust those carb mount bolts. They are inline with the pulling vs mounted to the head at 90 degrees.
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I've used regular chain from the hardware store with links that are large enough for the bolts to go through with washers. But I prefer to get an engine leveler. It allows you to adjust the angle of the engine and has 4 contact points instead of two. I know the temptation of the intake plate mount to lift an engine but I don't trust those carb mount bolts. They are inline with the pulling vs mounted to the head at 90 degrees.
Agree with this. I just pulled out my 289 and toploader as a unit last weekend with the leveler and it was very easy.
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