1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> CA18DET

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Canadian510 » 03 Jan 2014 12:06

I suppose this did get rather off topic lol. My goals are to tear the whole engine down, get it bored out (probably just 30 over) and then rebuild it myself with the performance parts I have. If I had an engine hoist it would already be out on a stand but I'm just waiting till I find a used one or one goes on sale.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by James » 03 Jan 2014 13:15

Got it. Don't worry about the tensioner then. You can deal with it when you put it back together. Someone you know probably has a hoist, you just don't know it yet!

If you ever take the head off, and are wanting things to stay together (for a head gasket for example) MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS. Otherwise it adds a lot of extra work to take the front cover off and re-do all of that.
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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by okayfine » 05 Jan 2014 09:19

Have to imagine Canada has some version of Harbor Freight. We in the US can buy a 1-ton engine hoist new for $99.

I'll see about getting a drawing of the tensioner tool digitized.
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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by andrew.lori » 05 Jan 2014 09:53

Might be a little too high of a price .... but there on the island :)


http://pei.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-he ... Z536177617

a bit better price on this one

http://pei.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-au ... Z555914233
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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Canadian510 » 05 Jan 2014 14:50

okayfine wrote:Have to imagine Canada has some version of Harbor Freight. We in the US can buy a 1-ton engine hoist new for $99.

I'll see about getting a drawing of the tensioner tool digitized.
The cheapest place we have is Canadian Tire and they sell for around $350 after tax but go one sale for around $100 now and again, hopefully somewhat soon!

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Canadian510 » 05 Jan 2014 14:52

andrew.lori wrote:Might be a little too high of a price .... but there on the island :)


http://pei.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-he ... Z536177617

a bit better price on this one

http://pei.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-au ... Z555914233
Thanks for the links! I seen the $500 one already but not the other. Only problem with the second one is its the exact same price as a new one haha

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Byron510 » 05 Jan 2014 18:51

We have a place here in the west called Princess Auto - it's the Harbor Freight of the North - cheesy cheap crap for next to nothing. Generally you can't expect quality nor can you expect knowledgeable staff, but the price is also low and they do have an online service.

Stand - $79.00

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/en/Engi ... /4270666.p

Hoist - NLA??? I actualy have one of these, leant it out some time ago, but I can't remember to whom.... it'll come back one day!

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/en/Engi ... /8372542.p

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Canadian510 » 09 Jan 2014 09:05

Byron510 wrote:We have a place here in the west called Princess Auto - it's the Harbor Freight of the North - cheesy cheap crap for next to nothing. Generally you can't expect quality nor can you expect knowledgeable staff, but the price is also low and they do have an online service.

Stand - $79.00

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/en/Engi ... /4270666.p

Hoist - NLA??? I actualy have one of these, leant it out some time ago, but I can't remember to whom.... it'll come back one day!

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/en/Engi ... /8372542.p

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I've been there a few times but the closest one is in New Brunswick, the island doesn't have much automotive related. A friend of my dad has one and he's going to let us borrow it for awhile so everything is working out!

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Canadian510 » 09 Jan 2014 09:07

Also got some more parts in the mail! My new flywheel, slave cylinder, and main bearrings.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Dave Patten » 09 Jan 2014 10:11

Anyone who buys an engine hoist should consider one where the forward "outriggers" fold-up for storage.

The rigid frame ones take up a huge amount of floor space and are always in the way.

Nice flywheel. You'll like the snappy throttle response.
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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by James » 09 Jan 2014 11:07

Dave Patten wrote:Anyone who buys an engine hoist should consider one where the forward "outriggers" fold-up for storage.
The rigid frame ones take up a huge amount of floor space and are always in the way.
Totally agree with this. I have one that comes apart with big pins - makes it easy to store, and about 10 mins to put together when I need to use it.
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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by andrew.lori » 09 Jan 2014 12:20

LOL I gave my non folding engine hoist away.... wasted piles of sq footage.
I now have a folder very nice...

Put a 4x4 up in your rafters and hang a chain block off of it. I did this for years and it did the trick quite well. Only problem is you have to roll the car away from the engine when its out.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Byron510 » 09 Jan 2014 20:06

I puchased this self propenned 3500 lbs self energizing engine hoist a few years back for the cost of the tow ($250) - it also takes up space, but not too much more footprint as a regular unfoldable engine stand and weighs about 6000 lbs but it's been increadibly useful!

It did cost me a rather large amount last year for a new battery, but I felt justified in spending it.

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by RMS » 09 Jan 2014 21:02

eerr thats not safe, you should have a jack stand on the mast or drill a few holes for a big pin :)
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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Post by Byron510 » 09 Jan 2014 21:42

RMS wrote:eerr thats not safe, you should have a jack stand on the mast or drill a few holes for a big pin :)
You do have a point Robyn - it's not shown in either of these photos, but I would never (by choice) work under a load held up only by hydralics - be it a jack, engine hoist or WHY for obvious reasons. As a teen I worked with a guy who came very close to death when a jack let go with him under the car - no one was around as he was working alone. When he was found he was completely unconscious for an unknown amount of time. He woke up in ta hospital - he was that close. I keep this very real story in mind, as should everyone. The above photos were mostly showing the capability of my "engine hoist" :D

Sorry OP - this was a total thread jack - my fault....

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