So there is an identical bracket in the same place on the other side? Those little bolts came out on the other side. I think the exhaust nuts may be a challenge also and I found that bracket in the cylinder head parts look up.Not sure what you meant by the bubba bracket, but that bracket is an engine lifting bracket in conjunction with the one on the opposite side . The battery ground should be attached to the engine block near the oil drain and not to that bracket. I don't know how much the engine weighs because I use an auto engine lift to remove mine and I like my back the way it is.
I don't. The rubber coating on the seal body is sufficient if the surfaces are clean and dry. I always wipe the engine's seal area down with naptha or another solvent to make sure there is no oil on it.Got the crank seals out OK. I was surprised that they were still pliable but one of them had crud in between the two lips on the flywheel side. Did you use any sealer when installing the new ones ?