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rockafellz
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posted 11-13-2002 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey All,

Where is the safest place I could put the jack to jack up the engine to check the motor mounts? I know i'll dent the oil pan for sure if I jack it there.

Thanks in advance.

Erik

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 11-13-2002 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can hook up an engine hoist and lift it up. or I usually put a block of wood on the jack and lift by the oil pan. Just go easy and watch the pan so it doesnt bend it.Never just use the jack pad youll bend the pan for sure.
Bob

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V8 Thumper
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posted 11-13-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too use a block of wood on the floor jack, using the oil pan to lift the motor. The wider the wood the better; you want to distribute the weight of the motor across the oil pan as evenly as possible

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Fastymz
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posted 11-13-2002 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
I too use a block of wood on the floor jack, using the oil pan to lift the motor. The wider the wood the better; you want to distribute the weight of the motor across the oil pan as evenly as possible


I do the same thing,I use a 2x6x8 piece of wood.Just lift slow and work fast.

Todd I tried a bigger peice of wood once a 2"x6"x12' that was hard to get under the oil pan.

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rockafellz
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posted 11-14-2002 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Guys. I'll be checking the mounts and modifying them this weekend.

Erik

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 11-14-2002 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool,let us know how it goes.
Bob

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soaring
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posted 11-16-2002 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for soaring   Click Here to Email soaring     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rent a cherry picker

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mustangs68
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posted 11-17-2002 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We used a 2X6 appox 8 inches long.
Taking two Cambell soup cans (eat the soup) cut and flatten and with 4 1/4 inch screws attach to the "bottom" of 2X6 then with a peice of scrap "compressed" Foam Rubber appox 1/4 inch thick attach with glue to the top.
This will make a nice block to jack the oil/trans pan up..the Tin Can will support the jack craddle and keep the wood from splitting and the foam will cushion the pan.

Sound like a lotta's work but have you ever split a 2X6 while it was on the jack
sam

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