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Portable Car Lift and Engine Drop ?

I am looking at buying a lift for my car in order to do more work on it. As expected there are a few on craigslist but since I am just starting to get into working on my car I am still a little of a newbie.
Never having removed my engine before, how much clearance would I need from a lift in order to do it?
There are a couple of portable lifts for sale but they only lift the car 30 inches, which doesn't seem like it would be enough to get the engine out. Would it be enough or do I need a larger lift?
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30" probably wouldn't do it unless you remove the rear bumper. Even that might be tight.
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Make sure you use top quality jack stands !!!!! I take more time to be safe when the car is up high wooden blocks and the tires and wheels under the pan. Be safe
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I'm with Rocket. You would have to remove the rear bumper to make enough clearance. I'm seem to recall I needed 37-37 1/2" clearance from bottom of rear bumper to remove the engine, rear valance removed, engine on a 4" resting platform.
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30" might be enough, provided the rear valence is removed. A lot of it depends on what you intend to use to lower the engine to the floor and how far down you're able to drop the engine. I used my motorcyle lift whcih enabled me to drop the engine to within maybe 10 inches of the floor, and used a transmission jack beneath each rear wheel to jack the car up 24 inches...with the front end jacked up about 1 foot at the wheels with blocks. Because of the angle, that affectely raised the far rear lip of the car just barely enough.
Note: there are much better, more stable and safer means than I used....but I used what I had. For anyone contemplating using transmission jacks under the rear wheels, keep in mind that you must first lower the engine somewhat with your jack because the combined car and engine weight is way past the capacity of the tranny jacks.

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I have actually found a 48" scissor lift that I might go for. Made by greg smith equipment. I read about a group of 4-5 corvette owners that bought a group of these in bulk for under 1K each. Normally they are about $1400. Was thinking about posting to see if I could get a pelican group interested in a bulk deal. Wanted to check on Pelican's site first to make sure I didn't step on any toes though.
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I droped my engine on the weekend, get the car up about 30" and drop the motor on a 4 wheel jack. as it seperates from the tranny it will give you enough room to pull it out and tip it forward and you should clear without having to remove the bumper. But if you need too it is not that much extra work.

I used some crappy stands and then placing blocks underneath one side at a time and the car was a little wobbly, invest is some decent stands that will give you stability and height.
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