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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
What is the best way to remove motor i dont have the rear lifting eye on the head it is in my parts drawer as the 2 studs are not long enough for it to fit



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Are you pulling the engine and tranny as a single unit?

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sparrowpi Silver Member David Sherrow
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
I take the nut off the back exhaust stud and use a chain on it.

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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, FL, USA   USA
I've used the rearmost stud that attaches the manifolds.
Assuming a chain, place the end link over the stud, then washers and a nut to secure the link flat against the head
so that it's in shear and not in bending.

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SpiTazz72 Bryan H
Magnolia, TX, USA   USA
Interesting because my rear lifting eye is also missing. I thought the PO left it off.

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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Hi Doug, I was hoping just to take the motor out but looking at other threads it may be better to remove it all



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
It really is easier.

The reason I ask is if you are grabbing both you can sling a chain under the whole motor.

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
After R&R ing mine a few times I say leave the gearbox in the car. The engine is more manageable without the gearbox hanging off the end, one little oops and you got a big scratch or dent.



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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Andy,
Whole unit or engine alone is a matter of personal preference. Some people have a terrible time getting the two units back together when in the car. Others find the extra mass and length much more difficult to manage. Choose your poison. If you need both out for some reason that is different.
All the best,
Paul

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2manyspits Thomas Schlundt
south bend, IN, USA   USA
remove both and no need to remove bonnet

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skyking1231 Silver Member Frank Strobel
Mt. Sinai, NY, USA   USA
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Lil' Rose"
since you are pulling the motor...and will probably rebuild it some time down the road (i know you are currently working on another motor)....install the lifting eye..... if you dont have proper length studs...just get some (anyting studs) to temporarily pull motor out ?

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
In reply to # 1513291 by 2manyspits remove both and no need to remove bonnet

Just like the factory.

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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
My '72 came with one lifting eye whereas my '79 has two. It's convenient to have them there. Wonder why they didn't provide both on earlier cars?



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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, FL, USA   USA
In reply to # 1513420 by Fictioneer My '72 came with one lifting eye whereas my '79 has two. It's convenient to have them there. Wonder why they didn't provide both on earlier cars?

Pictures, else it didn't happen winking smiley

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1513420 by Fictioneer My '72 came with one lifting eye whereas my '79 has two. It's convenient to have them there. Wonder why they didn't provide both on earlier cars?

Doug,
My 66 had both, but lost the one on the generator adjusting link when I converted to an alternator. Are you positive yours only had one from the beginning? If the one on the right rear head studs is missing are those studs the same length as the rest?
All the best,
Paul

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