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I've always been hestitant to use the lifting block that attaches to the carb mounting opening of an aluminum intake, but guys say they work good. How about if you have an auto trans hanging attached also? Will the threads pull out? This is SBC and 700R4.
 

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I have personally always used the front corner bolt hole or hook and the opposite rear corner. I have thought about buying one of the lifts with a crank to adjust the angle while installing it though.
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I've always been hestitant to use the lifting block that attaches to the carb mounting opening of an aluminum intake, but guys say they work good. How about if you have an auto trans hanging attached also? Will the threads pull out? This is SBC and 700R4.
as long as threads on intake are good and studs on mounting are good on it, I pulled many of sbc and bbc with automatic and sticks set ups, just be careful
And like Terry mentioned, Ive used the leveler also, some times
there just not just the answer, depends on the vechile and what issues appears.:eek:
 

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Thanks guys. I have the leveler and that does work good. I've always gone to the corners of the block also, it's just these plates look a lot easier to deal with. I guess if the threads are all good and plenty of them, I'll give it a shot. Just don't like the thoughts of an engine/tranny falling....
 

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Ive used the plate on big block chevy with a truck trans - weight was not an issue. Only drawback is the trans will be a lot lower than you really want it to be so "one man" kinda goes out the window as you will have to scurry under to jack up the tail, then back topside to lower and pin the mounts - then back under to xmember for final bolt in. If your young jumping up and down like a pogostick is "exercise" - if you are old like me it's machevelian torture. With the dangler you can actually get the angle so close that you pin the motor mounts before you ever go under the car - so thats one trip just for the Xmember - far easier on the back!

I would not recommend a home made plate unless you are a VERY proficient welder - them robots do a better job than us humans! The JEGS unit is a good one and real cheap. I always chase and bottom the studs on the intake anyway (unless using a q-jet and it only gets two studs). Tighten plate down with a gasket to avoid scratches. I also use the plate to close the man when carb is off.
 

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I have personally always used the front corner bolt hole or hook and the opposite rear corner. I have thought about buying one of the lifts with a crank to adjust the angle while installing it though.
Terry
I have one of those adjustable angle cranks. They are nice... but you have to be careful because they do get close to your nicely painted firewall.
 
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