Is this possible? The engine weighs about 380lbs.

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I recall lifting and walking a distance with a bare iron block 454, weighed 200lbs, and it was hard because of the uneven balance and lack of handholds compared to a barbell. This seems impossible to me. Anyone done similar? Not that I would recommend it.
 

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I'd say, yeah it's Possible....
I had a mechanic years ago who regularly pulled 4 cylinders out by hand.
I don't know if he ever pulled a 6 cylinder out or not, but I believe he could have.
He was a Giant.
 

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Probably possible cause some people are freakishly strong. Does seem weird though that he’s standing that straight. Usually you would have to lean back to with a lot of weight to keep it from pulling you over. I do construction/demolition and have lifted some pretty heavy stuff. Usually when it’s a real strain you are arched backwards to keep you from pulling it over. I used to deadlift in the low mid 600s. I know I couldn’t pick up something that heavy/awkward of the ground and carry it. Have probably lifted that amount to get a of wood under so the skid loader could grab it. Or to **** it or turn it over. But yeah I could carry something that awkward that weighs 380lbs.
 

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Ment I could not carry something that heavy.
 
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I was doing deadlifts today and thought of this photo and realized it is not healthy to turn one's head while deadlifting. The fellow in the photo is turning his head.
 
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Upper body looks much larger than legs.
 

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I believe that a 380 pound engine could be carried like that, but I don’t believe that it could be lifted into the engine bay and properly seated on the mounts by one guy. I changed motor mounts in a car when I was younger, my back and hamstrings were F’d after a little bit of time bent over into the engine bay just turning a wrench. This would be like a reverse 380lb deadlift with arms nearly fully extended - why would anyone ever do that?
 

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