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4 post lift engine drop

I'm looking at getting a 4 post lift mostly for storage, the one I am considering is 44" between runways, has anyone lowered a engine out using a 4 post lift?
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With 44" between the rails, its no problem.

Your engine tin tray is about 36".

Undo all the electrical and oil connections, support the engine/transmission, undo the 4 bolts and lift the car.
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4 post lift

My 4 post lift has 34" clear between the runways... runways are 20" wide... Philip
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I'm looking at getting a 4 post lift mostly for storage, the one I am considering is 44" between runways, has anyone lowered a engine out using a 4 post lift?


My rear tire spread is 44.5" inside/inside... but I'm running 12.5" rims with 6.5" backspace. Philip
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Thanks for confirming that it should work, just wanted to check with someone who uses one to make sure there wasn't a snag before ordering.

The inside of the tires will be close to the edge but it should give good access to everything.
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Do it all the time on a 4 post. Hanging the rear off the back makes it really easy.

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I use a Harbor Freight 1,000 lb capacity lifting table to set the motor on. Also modified the engine stand so it rolls under the lifting table to slide the motor onto the stand.
Another good investment is a sliding jack for the lift.
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