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DeanZ10

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big block lift brackets.
« on: September 18, 2019, 06:34:47 PM »
Anyone have a pic of a 396 showing the location of the back lift bracket?  Not clear to me where it mounts.

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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 07:47:53 PM »
On the back of the passenger side head. There's a threaded hole close to the top. (See arrow below)

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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 11:39:24 PM »
Than you Ed.
looked like the only place it could go, but never seen one mounted there. The front one is mostly only present. Did they typically get removed after the engine was In? Does it hit the firewall or other important parts?
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Mike S

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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 11:57:35 PM »
 What year, Dean?
The brackets remained on the motor and the rear doesn't hit the firewall.
Here is a link to a past discussion and the rear bracket on my 67 L35 LOS car:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11792.msg95272#msg95272


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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 12:00:22 AM »
After all these years, usually BOTH have been removed. As a matter of fact, the assembly plants were told to remove them and return them to the engine plants as a cost savings measure, but they usually didn't take the time. Once in a while you'll find an engine with them still attached, but it's fairly rare.

Here's a pretty good picture of a 68 L35 with the front bracket, but I don't have any pictures of the rear bracket installed. Note that this is a "mostly" original car, but things like the battery, battery cables, radiator hoses and clamps, belts, the air cleaner lid and filter, etc... have been replaced over the years.

Edit: Good pictures Mike!

Ed
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DeanZ10

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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 12:15:29 AM »
Thanks Mike.
I have a 69. Looks like the brackets are the same or with little difference for all 3 years.
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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2019, 12:41:14 AM »
Here is my 68 L35 original rear lifting bracket in place.

There is a lot going on there in that space, R/S hose, TH400 Dip stick, Trans Vac Line &  Eng Ground, etc.

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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2019, 02:19:01 AM »
Yes there is a lot there. Surprised it doesn’t get in the way. I guess using the same bracket as the front would get in the distributor vacuum advance.

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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2019, 11:49:08 AM »
This picture might answer your questions...Joe
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Re: big block lift brackets.
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 12:19:14 PM »
In the 70,s I had a part time job for a local shop changing engines. Mostly installing scrap yard motors in 60,s cars for a set price. I really do not remember seeing a lot of the brackets on the cars or on the generally complete less starter and alternator engines.
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69 SS L78
67 SS Chevelle
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