Hey what an awesome project props on doing something different!
Got a question for ya -- Im planning on running my coolant temp gauge sender in the head too whats the size of that port for the TB heater? I can't find it anywhere and it'll be a few days before I get out to the car to check and I wanted to order my gauges!
hmmm -- I know home depot rents stuff, not sure if they have cranes though. If you're going to be doing more work, I'd suggest buying one @ princess auto or something, they're not that expensive compared to renting