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SP engine removal

TWF
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SP engine removal

Post by TWF » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:53 am

Hi , in the near future I intend to remove the engine from my SP, my problem is that I only have a single garage ( 16'x10') . have other members removed an SP engine in such a small garage and if so , what problems did you encounter ,Best regards ,Terry .

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Re: SP engine removal

Post by Ian Slade » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:06 am

There is no problem removing the engine in the garage, you do need to plan what and where you are going to work on the engine, if in the garage then the car must be nose in if in a work shop then tail first. I do recommend purchasing a wheeled engine trolley, depending on what you expect to do on the engine remember it is heavy even without the heads and manifolds working on the engine on a pallet or the ground takes a toll on the back even if you are young. :)
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Re: SP engine removal

Post by David S » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:57 pm

I agree with Ian about the engine stand.
Also you need a crane/hoist with a longer jib than usual as the centre of the engine's weight is a long way back.
good luck!
David

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Re: SP engine removal

Post by Warsash 2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:51 pm

Hi
A photo graph of the engine insertion which gives an idea of the set up required. The engine was taken out in bits so I have no photos of it
You can hire a engine lift and the beam is available on E bay for about £25.
Regards

Colin
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Re: SP engine removal

Post by Warsash 2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:56 pm

Hi another View
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Re: SP engine removal

Post by Warsash 2 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:00 pm

Third Photo
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Re: SP engine removal

Post by classiclife » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:04 pm

Hello Colin,

Thanks for posting those photos.

Out of interest, did you go for a 2 ton crane as I would expect the jib / arm to be longer than the 1 ton version ??

I will be removing the engine from my V8 saloon in the Autumn and as such am assessing requirements - I have posted a separate thread on this pending job; but as you have supplied photos I thought I would ask this particular question.

The engine leveller is a critical component IMO.

Many thanks.

Richard.
1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon
DLOC East Sussex Area Representative.

Southern Classics Society Events Co-ordinator.
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Re: SP engine removal

Post by Warsash 2 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi Richard
I would go for the larger hoist as the cost of hire is not much more and the smaller one is a bit marginal depending how many of the ancillaries you have removed. I am not sure as I have never had it done but I thing the Saloon is a bit more difficult due to the hieght of the grill assembly and the length involved with the torque converter and the gearbox on the automatic. I believe this has been discussed before somewhere on the forum but I am not cleaver enough to find it.
Regards


Colin

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Re: SP engine removal

Post by Ian Slade » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:30 pm

Lift the whole lot out in one go then split the engine from the gearbox, when replacing do the reverse, much easier fiting the box on out of the car, that's using either a crane or frame lift. The crane engine hoist gives you the option of maneouvering the engine about after the lift whereas the frame lift requires moving the car
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Re: SP engine removal

Post by classiclife » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:19 pm

Many thanks Colin and Ian - all points noted.

My understanding is that raising the saloon rear, goes a long way to assist exit & entry of the combined engine & g/box.

Best wishes.

Richard.
1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon
DLOC East Sussex Area Representative.

Southern Classics Society Events Co-ordinator.
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