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Old 12-19-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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lifting the engine block

I'm gonna be rebuilding my block this summer, but the only problem is I don't have access to a shop or garage. I also live in an apartment. But I do have a room setup inside my apartment to do this, but I have to find a way to actually get the damn block inside. I have to go down one flight of stairs to get inside. Is the block light enough for one person to carry (no tranny or head, just the block)? I heard its only like 80-90 lbs, which isn't that bad. I could get another person to help if it proved to be way too heavy. Any opinions?
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Old 12-19-2003, 10:39 PM   #2
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yea, two people could carry it easly. My dad and me carried a b18a long block a good distance.
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Old 12-21-2003, 02:29 AM   #3
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Yeah well isn't a b18 block entirely aluminum? The 4g63 block is straight up cast iron =) Hmmmmm....I wonder if I could pick the block up by myself...guess I'll find out. Anyone know the best place to hook up an engine hoist to the block itself (the head is already off). Whats the best way to hook it up with the best balance?
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Old 12-21-2003, 10:56 AM   #4
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i wouldnt recommend carrying it alone b/c of the awkwardness of the block and the risk of dropping it. get a friend to lend a hand for 5 minutes. just my .02
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Old 12-21-2003, 11:54 AM   #5
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I am able to carry my 7 bolt shortblock myself without too much trouble. And i'm a skinny guy 6'2 150lbs. It may be kind of awkward to carry it down stairs though.
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Old 12-21-2003, 12:04 PM   #6
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Roll it on a 2 wheel dolly,it will be alot safer down the stairs.
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