Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jeeter, Feb 4, 2014.
The engine without carbs weighs exactly 1 shitload more now than in the late '70s!
Boyeh- if I did that my roof would fall down
Jeez, your garage is neat and tidy! Makes me feel really bad....
...he does that to everybody!
There are ways to make them seem lighter.
Heh... I'll pile on here too.
Ya'll are flexing your wallets!
As a young, recently unemployed homeowner, I had to get it out by any means possible!
With a buddy to help, and maybe a 5 ft piece of 2x4 or similar, strapped to the top of the crankcase, it should be fairly easy to do. While also easy on the wallet and the back
Ahhh but that takes a buddy! I've heard of those!
My "Buddy" is currently digging holes, chopping fences, and painting axes for my parents, and sans a vehicle so I'm out of the luck!
Made mine from scrap. Even the yellow paint was leftovers. Didn't cost a penny.
Piper Cub Yellow?
It was so old I can't remember what it was for. But yeah... Cub Yellow... we'll go with that.
I just sort of picked up my motor and threw it into the frame. Gracefully
What I use.
I wrestled the engine on a small floor jack and it did the heavy lifting to the frame. I was not concerned about scratches so I muscled the engine on the frame tube and place the floor jack under the engine again inside, between the frame tubes and wrestled the engine into position to put the bottom thru bolt and the rear mounting bolts. As usual, fingers get pinched and somewhat bloodied. Yes, these engines do get heavier as time passes.
I would expect nothing less from a guy who assembled said engine with rusty valve springs inside, lol.
All it cost me was time. A friend gave me an old bike lift, the steel came from a job site.
Yeah - between that super-duper tidy garage and the weather where he lives - nobody really likes Mailman.
Hahaha! Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful!
Now Peter - young man - you be nice to Robert. That poor boy lives inside a furnace in July and August.
...oh wait a minute - she’s scolding me now.
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