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    xflow lifting eyes

    Do these exist? Picking up an engine on the weekend and there are none on it so not sure how to lift it out of the engine bay.

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    Re: xflow lifting eyes

    chain or strong rope round both engine mounts

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    Re: xflow lifting eyes

    pinto ones will do the trick

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    Re: xflow lifting eyes

    rope looped around manifolds. i often lift engines out with a short length of chain bolted to convenient holes in the head or block. garage next door simply ties a length of seat belt to them somewhere either side or front and back.

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    Re: xflow lifting eyes

    I know this is an old thread but where on the block can you bolt the pinto lifting eyes

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    Re: xflow lifting eyes

    I would say 1 on exhaust stud and one on the inlet at opposite ends they wouldn't be a permanent fit, a x-flow ain't that heavy. I personally made some plates with eye bolts which fit the engine mount bolt holes works for pinto's and x-flow's.

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    Re: xflow lifting eyes

    Cheers.....i tried putting the engine back in with the type 9 in place but the engine mounts kept getting in the way.....i have a chain that goes under the engine and up through the gaps in the mounts but i do have lifting eyes on my pinto

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    Re: xflow lifting eyes

    Be careful with that chain, the sump to crank clearance at the front is minimal on a rear bowl Crossflow, a small compression or dent will cause the crank to hit the sump and you will think your bearings have gone.

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    Re: xflow lifting eyes

    lift the short engine onto the front panel and then let gravity do its job then onto the spline and wiggle wiggle wiggle. 2 bolts in the bellhousing and then the engine mounts, all 6 of them. never bother with the awkward ones. then fit the head. removal opposite. thats how its done by everyone surely?????

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