Does this lift strap stay with the motor?

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by rkammer, May 2, 2021.

  1. rkammer

    rkammer Silver Level contributor

    I call this a lift strap and see it on many 350/455 engines still. So, does it come with all the motors or only some? And, is it usually removed after engine is installed or left on? Which intake bolt does it go on?

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  2. 71GSX

    71GSX Well-Known Member

    Mine was on it new and still is. 71 Stage 1
  3. rkammer

    rkammer Silver Level contributor

    Which bolt?
  4. 71GSX

    71GSX Well-Known Member

    Second bolt on passenger side next to the valve cover bolt.
    Last edited: May 3, 2021
  5. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    I think they often get tossed out the first time the intake bolts are removed..
  6. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Every engine got one. This is how they lifted the motor at the engine plant and probably on arrival at Buick final assembly plant. It was used along with the loop at the rear of the block. There are some pictures floating around of assembled blocks at the plant hanging by these. The loop should be outboard with the bolt inboard. It can be tough to get right as it wants to turn as you torque the bolt. You kind of need to anticipate where it will end up.
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