I'm currently doing an engine swap on on 97 Corolla Levin, need to swap over the exhaust manifold, water pump etc from one engine to the other, but not sure what the best way to handle the engine whilst doing it? I've currently got it in a tire on a pallet, but it would be preferable to not have to work on the floor. Also worried about stabilising it. Took the tranny out with and swapping that over as well, so a conventional engine stand is not a lot of good to me. I have an engine crane, but figure there must be an easier safer way than suspending it from the crane whilst working on it?
As you can tell I'd fall in the over enthusiastic weekend warrior category of car noob.