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pre48-list-digest Thursday, August 19 1999 Volume 02 : Number 078

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Re: FTE Pre48 - Engine removal
Re: FTE Pre48 - Engine removal



Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 17:24:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: Joseph T Lambert
Subject: Re: FTE Pre48 - Engine removal

I can't offer much help with your removal question but as it
happens I'm in the middle of a 48 1/2 ton and I'm looking for an engine.
if you do get rid of your 49 would you be interested in selling it?

Joe Lambert

sorry for the tiepoes

On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Pinkoski, Thaddeus wrote:

> >I have a 35 pickup with a 49 flathead. I need to remove the motor
> and possibly replace it with a 35 (if I can find one). Everything I read
> tells me how to rebuild the motor once I have it out of the truck, but
> nothing details the best way to, or even the "gotchas" associated with,
> removing the engine. Any direction from the list would be most appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks
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Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 00:38:45 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Pre48 - Engine removal

My experience is with a '40 flathead, but I am sure little really separates
one from the other when it comes to pulling the engine. First of all I would
like to express my appreciation of the fact that you are putting the
"original" engine back in your '35. It sounds as though you are after a
restoration as opposed to a modification. Good for you, but then,
restoration is my thing and has little to do with the price of anything.

I will be glad to lend any advice to you involving the removal of your
flathead. As I don't know your set up and how you plan to do it, it is hard
to advise you on what to do. I would like to say that you should take your
time and think through the procedure. Don't rush it, for the sake of your
safety, the safety of the engine and your truck. Have at least two other
people there to help. Always anticipate what could go wrong and safeguard
against it. When I pulled my engine I secured a chain fall to the rafters of
my garage. However, before I started, I reinforced the rafters by sistering
the joists with 2x6s and cross tieing the two joists together. I also ran
additional supports to the floor ( I have heard of people pulling their
ceilings down). I took hardened bolts and bolted two lengths of chain to
where the exhaust manifolds attach to the block. I criss-crossed the chain
- -- front left to right rear and front ringt to left rear. I then hooked the
chain fall to where they crossed and had a secure situation. I made a
bracket from wood that supported the transmssion from both sides of the
frame. I was able to successfully pull the engine and roll the truck back
from under it until I had the engine out of the way. This is rather a
primitive way, but it worked and fit my situation perfectly. take your time
and think safety. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.

John Brecht
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