Engine Mounted

I consider this a big milestone, but it wound up being pretty easy to mount the engine. The engine is attached with just four rather large M10 bolts.

I purchased a second-hand Harbor Freight engine crane for $100, and a new load leveler bar for $40. Not too bad, I’ve bought far more expensive single-use tools before. The engine itself weighs about 200 lbs, so what I bought is way overkill – but since most car engines are pretty heavy, there really wasn’t another option.

Preparing to lift off the shipping crate
Lifting up to the engine mount
Lining up to the bolts pre-installed on the mount
Tightening down the M10 bolts and lock nuts
The engine is attached!
Closeup showing how the load leveler bar was attached to the engine block lifting ears

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