The engine weighs right around 1000lbs dry. I don't have a garage, so when I pulled mine it was in the back yard, on a slight slope with a plywood workfloor. Except for the actual lift I was able to do the entire removal by myself. Having never done this before, it took me about a week of working in the evenings after school, but I also took pictures and double checked every little thing. Reinstalling it on the slope was no picnic either. It took two of us about 3 hours to get everything to line up right to where the transmission and engine mounts would bolt up.
I found DzlJims guide to be pretty handy. I
I also found that although my engine stand was "rated" at 1500lbs, it had a little too much wiggle for my comfort. So up until I removed the crank I kept a block of wood under the crank pulley to help steady it up.