How difficult is it to remove/reinstall the stock heads while the engine is still in the car? Maybe I should have asked if it is even possible .. or do you have to be nuts or double jointed to try it? What is the consensus? Thanks.
quote:Originally posted by MarauderMike:
It can be done. Suggest two people, one outside the car to take the head. Strong arms will help.
quote:Originally posted by C. Engles:
I suppose it could be done with two or three guys. I would not attempt it alone.
I have done it a handful of times and use the common cherry picker lift. Remember the limited "headroom" over the head. Apply a short length of chain to the head. Remove all the bolts except two--one fore and aft. Loosen those two notably. Connect the lift arm to the short chain. Mind the "headroom". Proceed to gently jack the arm up. It will lift the head off. The still-attached-loose head bolts with prevent any excessive upward movement.
Once loose, drop the arm and head carefully back down. Remove the two loose bolts and then jack the head up. Once clear, pull the lift and cylinder head out of the engine bay. No strain on the back except kneeling in the engine bay for the wrench work. No strain on the neck nor shoulders. No twisting of the old back. Much reduced likelihood of inadvertent damage and injury.
Warmest regards, Chuck Engles
quote:Originally posted by PanteraDoug:
Yikes! Whimpy, whimpy, whimpy. The iron heads are only 60 pounds each. What are you guys all women?
Get a nice set of aluminum heads or is that not politically correct ladies?
Lets not get all dirty and greasy now? Ooo! Yucky!
quote:Originally posted by Sharkey:
Just another day at the office.
quote:Originally posted by Robbie:
Since my manhood has been challenged .. no aluminum heads for me. Although if I knew of a quality source I might do an undercover investigation.
quote:Originally posted by Perry H:
FWIW - I read the aluminum heads comment (and the wimpy one) as a good natured joke/ribbing.
Since you can’t see if someone was smirking when they typed it, best not to assume the worst in email or forums.