Anyone have one of the Pittsburgh Hoists from Harbor Freight? Thinking about picking one up for my engine swap project, good enough for a pick every once in a great while? Is the 1 ton sufficient with plenty of reach for a Firebird, or would you recommend the 2 Ton?
Yes, it is a 1968 car with what I assume are all original pulleys/brackets, 4 bolt crank pulley, and would like to reuse all them if possible. I know I’ll also for sure need a front upper Alternator support brace due to the 11 bolt pump.
How close are the date codes of # matching engine parts normally? I have a 68 400 HO 4 Spd, with the correct #’s matching block and 16 heads with date codes of J137 and J167, I don’t have the 9790140 intake though, would that be within a few days also? I found one with a H227 code, but would that be to big of date gap to be “correct”?
How much you asking? I’m still trying to figure out exactly what I need, basically it’s a 11 Bolt Waterpump with 4 1/2” hub going on a car that had a 8 bolt pump with the short hub that’s like 3 1/2” or whatever it is. Will this get the pulleys lined by up with existing parts or will I need different brackets pulleys for Alternator, PS, and crank also?
Shoot for a 69 Firebird or GTO pulley and bracket setup. The brackets were the same 67-69. You will just need to source 69 pulleys. And the pulleys are AC or no AC sets. If you can figure out the pulley part numbers you can get them from Franks Pontiac Parts. He can prob set you up without the part numbers.