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While it seems nice to be able

While it seems nice to be able to remove the engine, and trans-axle, from the bottom, I would rather the engine come out the top.

I have pulled my TR engine unit from the bottom of the car to do my major, and the car is on the lift. Since the major has proven to now take some time, the lift becomes useless.

Now, I need the lift to do a brake job on my everyday car. How do I move the TR off the lift, without the rear wheels???????????

The block is already separated from the trans case........for other reasons. I now removed the trans case from the cradle, and will install the cradle back into the car......less engine, etc. That way I will be able to move the car off the lift.

So I have found one major drawback of engines (together with trans-axles), that come out the bottom of the car.
 
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Hi Henry: Could you use those

Hi Henry: Could you use those car dollies with a couple of jackstands under the frame to roll the car? I guess it would be a problem though, going down the ramps of the lift. Now that I think about it....I guess your way is the best and safest way to do it. As for my "do-over" belts/main seal on my TR....I have not summoned up the ambition to tackle it yet. Going to Japan next week to learn a new process for the company, so there's even more idle time for the TR. How do you work in that cold air?
 
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Hi Jeff: I thought you just c

Hi Jeff: I thought you just came back from Japan.......I just came back from Florida. I had a great time.

I removed the engine when the weather was warmer, then moved it to my other home, where I have a heated garage..........that is where I am doing my major. I just finished adjusting all the valves today. I am in no hurry, since I knew that I wasn't going to put it back in until Spring.

I use a torpedo heater in the pole building where the lift is in. I only use it in the Winter if I REALLY have to........as now with the brake job.

Have a safe trip.
 
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Hi....I was supposed to go las

Hi....I was supposed to go last week, but delays in machinery has put it off to next Friday. I'm going alone and am not very happy about it, but have no choice in the matter. I'll make the most of it though. I hear that there are a lot of Ferraris in Japan, so I'll at least have that to look forward to...and maybe a night club or two. And with the food what it is I may loose a few pounds to boot!
 
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>>Now, I need the lift

>>Now, I need the lift to do a brake job on my everyday car. How do I move the TR off the lift, without the rear wheels<<

If you have a welder you can make a 3rd wheel for the rear that bolts to the main frame rail knubs and spans between them, or a 4 wheel body Dolly or two wheels for the two frame wheel knubs..

Regards, JRV
 
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JRV: I do have welders......w

JRV: I do have welders......will plan on making a skid, with 2 wheels on it. Thanks.

I better plan now, since I will probably need it 1-2 months after I get through with my major........more leaks! HAHAHA!!!!!!!!
 
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Henty,

hope it's not to


Henty,

hope it's not to late, forgot to mention wheel size. use the largest wheels you can find, the bigger the better. small caster type wheels will work, but make rolling a very hard job.

Regards, JRV
 
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Thanks JRV..........I did thin

Thanks JRV..........I did think of the bigger wheels. For now, I will use the empty frame, since the trans case is out.

I just brought the frame over from the other garage. I will install it tomorrow.
 
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Hmmm...
Seems like a second l


Hmmm...
Seems like a second lift is in order!

Regards,
David
 
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David: LOL Although, that wa

David: LOL Although, that was my first thought!!!!! I'll just have to make my new garage that much wider....HAHAHA!!!!!!!
 
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