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Engine Lift Brackets
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:50:03 PM »
Does anyone happen to have a set of the pictured Engine Lift Brackets that I can borrow in order to make my own set, or sell or just want to give to me out of the goodness of your own heart?

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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 10:06:05 AM »
Engine lift brackets on a 65-66?
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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 11:43:30 AM »
Correct, I've seen them several times and missed out on buying the set in the photo. Even if all I had was a set to copy from, that would be nice...so far no luck.

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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 01:50:38 PM »
Have never heard of such a thing and photographed several low mileage 65-66 6 cylinder cars.
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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 04:48:17 PM »
Never seen cars with those left on.  Believe standard practice was to remove them at the assembly plant and recycle them back to the the engine plant. Think its mentioned/written in at least some of the assembly manuals
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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 08:49:28 PM »
Makes sense and may be why they're so difficult to find...I imagine some just slipped by the assembly line.

I'll keep looking.

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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 10:26:30 AM »
Makes sense and may be why they're so difficult to find...I imagine some just slipped by the assembly line.

I'll keep looking.

They're not required for judging and really no documented cars known to have them.  Personally, I would not waste my time looking, especially if there's no evidence your car had them.
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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 03:10:12 PM »
They're not required for judging and really no documented cars known to have them.  Personally, I would not waste my time looking, especially if there's no evidence your car had them.

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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 06:33:10 PM »
They're not required for judging and really no documented cars known to have them
There were engine brackets on a San Jose built 69 Mustang Sportsroof, 351 4V, 4 speed, I bought new. I removed the one on the left hand side to fabricate an adapter bracket to mount a 59 VW bus transaxle (the one with the reduction gears at the wheels) nosepiece to a 60 Beetle Baja on July 20, 1969. We stopped for a quick look at the moon landing and went back to work. The bracket was the only piece of steel we could find at that time of night to finish the installation. 
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Re: Engine Lift Brackets
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 07:46:39 PM »
There were engine brackets on a San Jose built 69 Mustang Sportsroof, 351 4V, 4 speed, I bought new. .............

Different year and plant = often different practices  ;) Plenty of examples on later cars - suggesting a change in common practices
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