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P (Premier Login FEfinaticP) Forum Owner Posted Jul 15, 2005 5:23 PM
Notice I said "haul" and not "haul out".
These photos give a daylight look at the beast. Notice how the ramp to the truck is bending. We saw this and decided we should shore it up. Then with "the mother of all come-alongs, and pushing from below, we moved these dogs into the truck one inch at a time. Once inside the truck, a trip around the block had us out looking at the tires, because the handling was so affected we thought we had four flats. It was an interesting road trip.
There's my good friend, Dave, helping man-handle what must be close to 1200 pounds of motor, marine manifolds, and transmission, most of which is cast iron.
We found these engines near Washington DC, and flew to the area, rented a truck, and after a trip to Home Depot, we were able to winch them aboard, secure them, and haul them back to Nashville. They now reside in my basement, having been test run, and awaiting future duty.
They were fresh rebuilds taken out of a 36-foot Hatteras, when the owner decided he would rather have diesel power.
For those of you who haven't seen it before, here's a fabricated lifting device used in the marine industry in numerous similar forms, depending on the boat. This one is effective in pulling a 427 out of an open hatch Commander 38. If you're hauling a 427 out of the boat, this is pretty much a "got to have" piece of equipment.