Because it's Monday: Let's See How Fast These Guys Can Pull The Engine Out Of A Porsche 356

What car for mere mortals do you think presents the most daunting engine extraction prospect? I can tell you that Porsche’s venerable 356 wouldn’t ever be a contender. With its motor hanging fully outside the rear axle centerline and connected to the car with more wires than bolts, the 356 presents one of the easiest cars upon which this task might be completed.
In fact, as proven by this video by State of the Art you can do the deed in a little over eight and a half minutes. You don’t even have to take that much time to watch it being done as the video is handily sped up. Let’s start the work week by watching someone else do the work!
Source: Vimeo

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6 responses to “Because it's Monday: Let's See How Fast These Guys Can Pull The Engine Out Of A Porsche 356”

  1. Fred Talmadge Avatar
    Fred Talmadge

    I could pull the motor out of my VW in about an hour, without a lift, and have a beer at the same time. So I’m not impressed.

    1. Rob Emslie Avatar
      Rob Emslie

      I’m guessing your “VW” wasn’t a W8 Passat.

    2. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      Took your sweet time with it, eh?

  2. CraigSu Avatar

    And not a creeper in sight. I wish my back was in that good of a shape.

  3. Harry Callahan Avatar
    Harry Callahan

    I get’s easy. So then why does my local Porsche specialist charge $1893.59? /sarc

  4. outback_ute Avatar

    Being air-cooled helps a lot here!
    The Hillman Imp is pretty good for engine removal as the rear crossmember of the body unbolts so you don’t need a lift or engine crane, just support the engine, disconnect everything then just roll it back. It is light enough to carry too. I have heard of a complete engine swap being done by racing teams in less than 20 minutes.

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