How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

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How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:09 am

I want to know how others lift their engines. I always just used a piece of chain (not a real heavy one either, but now I can't find it) and put it on the head studs at each end, and lifted away. I just rebuilt a T223 and that now seems primitive. I know there is a real Ordnance Tool lifting bracket but I don't have one. And of course, one for the M37s. I lift jeep engines with nylon straps but those engines are just toys compared to a Dodge 230; probably twice the weight. Almost. You know what I mean.
I put the chain pic in because I like it. And yes the motor mount goes over the pulley nicely; someone was asking about that in another post. You have to angle it forward to get it on.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by Marty, SoCal » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:43 am

You could make some lifting brackets from 2 or 3 inch angle iron to fit under the head studs at each end of the engine and bolt or hook the chains to them.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by zepher11 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:02 am

I have used a chain bolted to one of the front exhaust/intake studs and on the oil bracket hole on the head. I have always installed the exhaust /intake manifolds after the engine is installed.

However, I have been using the lifting slings more and more for a lot of lifting jobs. Pretty handy, and they do not mess things up like chains. They are really handy:

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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:33 am

Duh, I have a lifting sling for the 340 Barracuda I built 2 years ago; it has those angled lifting brackets.
I forgot about that.
Now I have to find it......
Yes the nylon slings are good.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:19 am

Turns out, I actually own one of those fancy screw type, leveling, engine lifters. I had completely forgot about it. It was in the shed, under a GPW bell housing and some WC wheel rings.
Last engine I did was an M38 and it has it own lifting rings.
Problem solved, and thanks for reminding me.....sucks to forget things.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:24 am

I use the M-37 Lifting Bracket CC-1271277. It's made just for that purpose.
Memphis and others should have plenty.
I might even have a spare.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:37 am

Since I have the fancy crank leveler thing, it would be a step backwards to use an M37 one.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:39 am

Yes and no, I use that lifting bracket on M-37, WC and Fork lifts having the "230" It's pretty well balanced.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by mdainsd » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:56 am

The M7 lift ring is positioned so that the load is level when it is the engine, bell housing and Transmission. There is still one on the top of the motor in my WC (The horror). The crank adjustable are the way to go as you can change the angle of attack on the fly.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by Marty, SoCal » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:30 am

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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:21 pm

Yep, that is the one I have. And forgot I had it.
And my M37 has the original lift bracket too.
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Re: How Do You Lift Your 230 Engine?

Post by zepher11 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:58 pm

I have the Harbor Freight leveler as shown above as well. Works great!

You're not alone on forgetting things. I end up finding things I purchased for a project after the project is done. Obviously, having purchased another one along the way!
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