Engine out

A long day on the Mantula yesterday. Engine out and on its stand ready for cleaning, painting and modification.

I was using the new Engine Crane which I bought from SGS Engineering. In the past I’ve hired engine cranes, but this is more convenient as it was available while I waited for a dry day.


The load lever makes it so much easier to set the engine at the best angle to clear the chassis rails, recommended.




Engine Stand

Mounting the engine on the stand was the easy part. Unfortunately I discovered a broken bell-housing bolt. No problem I thought just use an ‘easy-out’ or stud extractor. ┬áSo, centre punch the broken bolt head, drill out the centre and insert the extractor. Wind it in counterclockwise then watch in horror as it breaks off! Leaving a useless piece of hardened steel stuck in the engine block.