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    Preposterous Home Made Shop Crane

    Some 30 years ago I built an engine crane based on an old Chevy 283 bare block. I knocked the center main bearing web out with a sledge hammer, and used the center main bearing oil holes to attach a steel cable. I used the starter motor/flywheel to wind up the cable up around the main, raising the load. I then used a long handle which released the clutch to slowly lower the load.

    A highly impractical, but fun project. It worked too.

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    Thanks tmate3! We've added your Shop Crane to our Cranes category,
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    If it worked, then it's not impractical. Maybe not as compact as some...


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