My car's been sitting in a garage now for almost 5 weeks:sorry, I've ripped out the intake, the starter and unbolted the motor mounts in order to install some summit LT's, I dont have an engine brace or cherry picker, the only thing i have is a few scissor jacks, a floor jack and jack stands. I was wondering if I can lift the motor enough by placing a block of wood on the oil pan without crushing the pan. I am doing all the work myself and basically its the farthest i've ripped down into the car. I got a 4 bank chip thats dying to be tested, but i have been waiting on getting these damn headers in. Also, is it normal to have to beat in some of the piping to get a good fit, as the shorty/ stock headers i had were pretty beat up. I'd appreciate it, just curious if anyone's lifted the motor via oil pan n 2x4 and not crush it. THanks guys, and I gotta get this things ready now that my guys are back from afghanistan, gotta tear some asses! haha!