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Width of 1974 911 2.7 engine

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I am going to remove the engine from my 1974 911 and I need to know exactly how wide it is. Reason is I have a 4 post lift in my garage and need to know if the engine will be able to be lowered in between the ramps on the lift. So I can just sit the engine on a stand, disconnect everything and then just raise the lift up with the car on it.
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My 2.7 is currently installed in my '75. Eyeballing the edges of the engine tin with my tape measure yields ~36". Hopefully somebody who has one out on the stand and near finished can provide more accurate results.
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Hello all,
I am going to remove the engine from my 1974 911 and I need to know exactly how wide it is. Reason is I have a 4 post lift in my garage and need to know if the engine will be able to be lowered in between the ramps on the lift. So I can just sit the engine on a stand, disconnect everything and then just raise the lift up with the car on it.
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Depending on what exhaust system you have now installed. If you have for example a SSI, 36" would be a close fit. A set of straight headers (no heating) would need less than 36". What is the opening between the two flatforms? BTW, you need to remove the muffler to reduce the required clearance to drop the engine. A complete engine with SSI would need 36" (width) x 30" (length) clearance. If you move or turn the engine 90 (horizontal plane), you would need a much lesser clearance like 30" plus.

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Thanks to all for the info. My car has headers with no heater boxes on them so maybe that will help.
I'll go out and measure the opening on the lift today. Hoping it's 36 plus
Cheers.
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38" is what I estimate
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how are you going to move the car forward or the engine backward in order to disengage it from the transmission? The trans won't drop out either, it needs to be moved toward the back of the car too.
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