Installing Engine/Trans together..
Im curious as to what you guys think about dropping the engine and trans in as 1 unit? currently I have no engine installed but there is a 3 speed still mounted in. I plan on removing the 3 speed and installing my TH350 that i have a shift kit in, along with my new GM 350 crate engine. What im wondering about is possibly using one of those lifting plates you mount to the manifold and connect your cherry picker from there. The engine has a edelbrock intake everything else is stock. Is this too much weight or am i better off just bolting to the block. Im getting one of those setups for the hoist that allow you to change the angle as you manuever the engine into position.
The main reason i want to do it as one unit is I may be doing this by myself, and dont want to deal with trying to install a trans from underneither and fuss with lining it up with the dowels on the block. What do you guys suggest?