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Post  jasonf on Fri 08 Mar 2019, 6:53 pm

Will it be alright to lift my 460/aod with a carb lift plate? I use it on my sbf /c4 but never on the big block with a transmission. I have aluminum heads as well.

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Post  rmk57 on Fri 08 Mar 2019, 7:38 pm

That's the way I lift mine out, even when I had iron heads.

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Post  10.0 on Fri 08 Mar 2019, 8:14 pm

I actually seen goofballs lift their sheetmetal intake equipped engines that way!
I prefer the cable sling that bolts to back of 1 head and the front of the other head.

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Post  jasonf on Fri 08 Mar 2019, 9:02 pm

I have this on it now but I need to shorten it up to clear my ceiling.Carb pad lift plate 20190310
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Post  norm on Sat 09 Mar 2019, 8:50 am

Lift plates are fine, make sure you have enough thread engagement and the bolts are tight. A single 5/16" bolt has over 1500lbs of load strength and there are 4 of them.
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Post  738drvr on Sat 09 Mar 2019, 11:47 am

I’ve lifted my bbf with a C6 attached more than once. No problem.
Would do it again. Like was already been stated, The bolt shear strength is around 6k total. Make sure they are tight. No need to over tighten. Just make sure they are good and snug. An iron headed 460 with a C6 attached isn’t even 1K#. You’ll be fine.
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Post  wickettoby1 on Mon 11 Mar 2019, 7:43 pm

I’ve used the carb pad mount in the past and it worked but I always felt it was lacking. I decided to build my own adjustable sling. That’s a 1250 lb Detroit Diesel that didn’t even phase the adjustment acme screw on the sling.Carb pad lift plate 9d03dd10

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Post  wickettoby1 on Tue 12 Mar 2019, 2:08 pm

I don’t mean to hijack the thread but...

JasonF, what intake is on your engine in the picture? It looks like the injector bosses are cast in instead of added later.

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Post  norm on Tue 12 Mar 2019, 6:53 pm

Looks like the trickflow 4150 manifold
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Post  jasonf on Tue 12 Mar 2019, 7:05 pm

norm wrote:Looks like the trickflow 4150 manifold

It worked great.

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Post  rmk57 on Tue 12 Mar 2019, 8:25 pm

55-56 Ford ? I like the expandable cap on the inner fender for fresh air intake.

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Post  jasonf on Tue 12 Mar 2019, 8:37 pm

rmk57 wrote:  55-56 Ford ?  I like the expandable cap on the inner fender for fresh air intake.

56 Mainline. The cap was cheap and easy to keep the fumes out. It's been in there for about 14 years. Eventually it will get deleted all together.



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Post  rmk57 on Tue 12 Mar 2019, 9:06 pm

Great looking body style. Iv'e always liked the no frills versions of these cars. I have 57 Custom tudor.

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