I have a question regarding the engine lift hooks. I have read the previous topic on this but have a few additional questions.
I believe I have an original set of lift hooks that I would like to reinstall.
Did Ford originally intend to use this as a valid way to lift the engine? It seems to me that with these mounted on the exhaust manifold
mounting bolts only, that they would not be strong enough to lift and hold the engine even if one were to remove some of the extra weight.
For example, the a/c unit, pulleys, alternator & power steering pump.
Does anyone have a clear picture/diagram of how they were mounted? I know the cougar used longer bolts on the passenger side to mount the
heat shield for the air cleaner. Were these same long bolts used on the drivers side as well?
I have looked thru the MPC and have found NO reference to the hooks or mounting hardware.