Originator and manufacturer of the engine hoist “PIVOT PLATE”
The “PIVOT PLATE” is based on a carburetor lift plate that has been in use for over forty years by mechanics worldwide.
The “PIVOT PLATE” has a unique arm that pivots and allows the balance point of a complete engine and transmission to be changed in order for it to tilt up to a 35 degree angle to ease removal from a tight engine compartment.
Engine adapters are also available to fit most engine applications in addition to the two and four barrel carbureted V8 patterns in the “PIVOT PLATE” base.
Due to current material and production costs please contact us for current pricing.
Designed and Manufactured by Mike Pothoff, a street rodder, racer, and metal fabricator with over 40 years experience. An NSRA member (#815) since 1971, a Goodguys and West Coast Kustoms member, co-founder of Southwestern Oregon Street Rods back in 1975, charter Member (#26) of the South Coast Drag Racing Association. The former owner of Myk’s Custom Automotive Fabrication from 1980-1992 and former owner and originator of Myk’s Louvered Baseball Caps from 1982-1988 and has driven a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline street rod (the Z-48) all over the country for the past twenty five years. Mike knows and understands cars, car people, and how to fabricate quality products.
Mike designed the unique and compact Engine Hoist “PIVOT PLATE” back in 1991 and has been continually improving and refining it since then. High quality materials are used and close dimensions are held in precision jigs and fixtures. The “PIVOT PLATE” bolts to the intake manifold and will fit all two and four barrel carburetors of Rochester, Carter, and Holley. Grade 8 cap screws are provided to give a 1500 lb. Capacity. Proven Safe on aluminum intake manifolds.
Our extensive expertise will make sure that yours is a SUCCESS STORY!
When it comes to doing an engine swap, the Engine Hoist “PIVOT PLATE” is the safe, easy and user friendly way.
The “PIVOT PLATE” is “user friendly” and allows one person to safely and simply install or remove an engine and transmission from confined engine compartments. It also works well to re-align the engine dowel pins to the transmission when only the engine is removed. It allows the correct angle to be maintained while fabricating engine and transmission mounts. When working on race cars it allows precision alignment of the engine and transmission mounts and saves valuable time. It also works on marine inboards with automotive type engines. The direct bolt on design eliminates the problem of finding a place to attach chains to keep the engine level side to side. The compact design clears the firewall when the engine and transmission are tilted upward and keeps from scratching freshly painted firewalls. Our slogan is “Ask the person who has used one!”
With thousands of happy “PIVOT PLATE” users worldwide, the reports back have been very positive! Those who do engine swaps for a living are very pleased with the time saved over their old methods, which translates into more profits. The restoration and street rod shops are pleased with absolutely zero damage to all their hard work performed on that special vehicle! The first timer and experienced hobbyist are amazed at how easy it is to be able to do the work by themselves with total control and confidence!
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93605 Sunnyvale Ln. Coos Bay, OR 97420