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.