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I have been able to pull and engine with a cherry picker with just under 8 feet room but it was tight, I found that if the cherry picker is on unimproved ground that I had to lift the engine and then roll the vehicle back out from under the raised engine, I suppose if the ground was rock hard(dry) you could likely move the cherry picker around, but not likely on gravel unless one had help and the engine would likely do a lot of swinging around from jerky movements.

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Ihave done on dit with 3/4" plywood down under the hoist.  Be sure to position the plywood so no wheels hit a joint between sheets.

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I have just a little over 5ft in front of my truck so I should be ok.  

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It depends on if only the engine is coming out or if the transmission is coming with it.

If your cherry picker have all castor wheels then you can go sideways with the front wheels and turn the whole thing sideways in front of your truck, but I have found that my lower control arms will not clear the cherry pickers arms that stick out with castor wheels unless the front of the vehicle is raised on jack stands.

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I have to buy a picker so I will look for one with casters.  

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If it has 6 wheels they are all likely castor, if it has 4 wheels the front 2 wheels might not be castor(see link below), I could not even find a low type on ebay that might clear the lower control arms, you could put 4X4 boards under the front tires, but the more you raise the front of the truck the higher you have to raise the engine to get it out.

I am not saying to buy this, I used it as an example of a 4 wheel unit and it is not the low type.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragway-Tools-3-Ton-6000-LB-Heavy-Duty-Engine-Hoist-Cherry-Picker-Shop-Crane/402373618198?epid=1782811132&hash=item5daf562a16:g:zt8AAOSwUBlfQDlT

 

You could try Craigslist or the like near you for a good deal on one.

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That is a good looking 521 d.p!

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FWIW firewall grommet sent off to Jake today.   Hope to see them reprop'd in the next couple weeks.

 

 

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10 hours ago, d.p said:

FWIW firewall grommet sent off to Jake today.   Hope to see them reprop'd in the next couple weeks.


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Making a rubber grommet out of billet aluminum. And it will be can spray painted black.

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9 hours ago, mrbigtanker said:

Making a rubber grommet out of billet aluminum. And it will be can spray painted black.

 

Lol this guy.  Can't have one so goes and has one made.   

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2 hours ago, d.p said:

 

Lol this guy.  Can't have one so goes and has one made.   

You did read what I put, making a rubber out of aluminum.lol Then can spray painted hell no.lol

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Just now, mrbigtanker said:

You did read what I put, making a rubber out of aluminum.lol Then can spray painted hell no.lol


Lol is right. 

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Anneal it.

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Anyone know if an oil pan from a 620 L16 will work on my L20B in my 521?  Or do I need to use the pan from my L16?  IE a pan from a 521 specifically? 

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If that is the case anyone got a 521 oil pan they want to sell me?  

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Different part numbers.  Will fit the engine but not the cross member or maybe the steering linkage. On the other hand it may just need a ball peen hammer to adjust it. Go with the 521 pan.

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2 minutes ago, d.p said:

If that is the case anyone got a 521 oil pan they want to sell me?  

It's in your truck..... 

Just swap it over when you pull the engine....

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I know this man.   I want another one to prep and paint for the L20B so its fresh and new when I swap it in.  If I can't find one then will just refresh my current one. 

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I do not know this for sure, but I believe the early 620 trucks frame was pretty close in dimensions to a 521.   I do not think there were a lot of changes in the engine mount height, or crossmember under the engine, or steering linkage location.

 

But again, I specifically have not tried to put an early 620 on the engine in a 521.

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I would think you could take some basic measurements of the oil pan and compare...

 

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