CR, so what's up with these shots; It looks like the sub frame is out, engine is out, but trans is in? Perhaps thats a boneyard gem for rebuild on the stand? And where's the v8 those headers belong too? lol I was curious if you have a thread on the tear down and rebuild or whats going on with the engine in the photo! tks
Ya, so you must have more than one 6 V6! And from 2008 till Late 2011 have a new lift as those are not the same stories! You be a busy guy!
Yeah, the engine on the stand is out of an 2009 Fusion. This was the third engine in the Mazda6 track car. It is covered in my Track Car Prep thread starting at:
Prepping as dedicated track car
The engine in the car is blown. The sub-frame is out in preparation of dropping the motor/tranny out the bottom.
I had the lift back when I did the first engine swap in 2007 (DIY Engine Replacement Thread), but I didn't use it because it was occupied with another project. I've had the lift since 1995-ish.
If you look closely, there is a V8 under the bench with the headers - it is a 400 out of a 1969 GTO for yet another project.
Yeah, I tend to stay busy. Currently the wife's Subaru is on the lift as I replace CV axles, timing belt, valve cover gaskets, oilpan gasket, etc. This is the reason (along with the holidays) there have been no updates in my Track Car Prep thread for a while.