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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    By the way, one bit of info I can add is that the heaviest thing I've lifted so far is a big chunk of concrete that I loaded onto my trailer. I have about 70lbs of weight on the front and I had trouble keeping the front end on the ground when I was moving it to the trailer. So, I think I can assume the front end of the tractor will come up before the boom pole breaks - if I don't make any sudden moves. The boom pole is rated at 1000lbs. Unfortunately, I don't know what that concrete chunk weighs. I took it to the dump and slid it off the back of my tilt bed trailer.

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( If the tractor does a wheelie do you still want a picture to show your wife? )</font>

    No [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    Mosey,

    My buddy's friend drives stock cars, and he had quite a wreck with one. I used my boom pole to lift the entire front end of his car, with engine, and pull it out of his garage and around behind his house to get it out of the way. No problem. I had a front blade on (500 lbs.) and 8 suitcase weights hung on the blade. Not sure I needed this much, but it worked fine. Also not sure how many lbs I was lifting.. but it's probably at least as much as your Jeep engine.

    Bob

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    A friend pulled an engine from a Datsun pickup a few years ago. Wound up breaking the windshield and beating up the top of the cab.

    Everything seemed to be going ok, but then he could not feel when the engine got hung up. It came free, bounced up and back, and whammo!

    There just does not seem to be the control like with a cherry picker where you make a small pump on the jack, check that everything is ok, and then pump it up a little more...

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    You are doing this on one of the simplest vehicles to work on. The great thing about the Jeep CJ series is how easy the hood and front end come off.

    There are only 9 bolts holding the front of a CJ on. There are four at the back of each fender, connecting to the firewall. There is one in front, at the center of the grill. Undo a few wires and hoses, and lift that whole front fender/grill assembly off.

    I did the engine and some frame/powersteering work on my old CJ5, and have helped work on a CJ7 or two. It is well worth it to get the front end out of the way, since it is so simple to do. Then access to the engine, motor mounts, tranny bellhousing ect is just as easy as pie [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Are you working on the I6, or putting another motor in it? My brother in law switched to an EFI Chevy 350 a couple years ago. He gets better mileage and more power.

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    RobertN - Thanks for the advice on removing the front end assembly. I didn't know it was that easy! I'm planning to rebuild the engine. I want to keep it near stock for one thing. Another thing is that I don't want to add more weight, I want to keep it light weight. I also love the 258 for it's low end lugging power! Plus, the I-6 is easy to work on, but V-8 will not leave much room to work on it.

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    I would think you would want to be closer to the engine while operating the hoist than you can get with a boom pole. I pulled a few engines alone using an "A" frame and chain hoist where I could operate the hoist with one hand and manuver the engine with other. Also seems like a lot of extra work to remove front end. I would think removing radiator would be sufficient.

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    I've used my FEL to lift a Jeep engine out before - some chains and such and lifted her right out. Granted it was a 4 cylinder and it isn't nearly as accurate as my cherry picker, but it worked.

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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I've used my FEL to lift a Jeep engine out before - some chains and such and lifted her right out. Granted it was a 4 cylinder and it isn't nearly as accurate as my cherry picker, but it worked. )</font>

    I used my FEL to set a 13 x 40 geared head engine lathe in my shop. My old L3710 handled the 1400# no problem. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Daryl
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    Default Re: Pulling engines with a boom pole

    I used my YM1700 and the boom pole w/winch that I pictured above to haul an 800 lb homemade wood stove out of the basement. Made the Yannie front end raise up a few times, but I got it out.

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