Thanks, I have information that confirms that the problem may not be lifting the head with two people but alignment in the reinstall without risking damage the mating surface without a third person viewing the alignment. I have decided to use an engine crane for the lifting and replacement of the head solely for the purpose of precise control. The head is much to expensive to risk the damage.
It is my understanding that Alldata specifies to use a lift and leaving the exhaust manifold and lower intake mainfold in place when removing the head.
Thanks for all of your input.
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