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Engine stand

Post by Tyler » Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:19 pm

What engine stand do you guys have or use? What weight does yours hold and such? Are there really any big differences in any of them?

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Post by chipdogg » Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:27 pm

The one I bought is from Harbor Freight. Got it on sale 2 years ago for $40 I think.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=32916

My buddy just picked one up from Farm and Fleet:

http://www.farmandfleet.com/catalog/pro ... =080602001

I need to get one soon too, maybe I'll go get that last one today at farm and fleet. I'm bored as hell and need to tear down one of my 2.4's soon so I can put it back together. :)

My first one is in Madison with a Hayabusa engine on it...

With Neon engines weighing like 250 pounds, you don't need anything special. I prefer the ones with 4 wheels instead of 3 (Harbor Freight sells a 750 pound one for $35-40 but I got the 4 wheel one for same price when it was on sale).

To mount them, I just use 2 headbolts for the top, and on the bottom you just need 2 bolts long enough to pass through the bottom holes where the bellhousing bolts to, and then a nut. Headbolts work here too, but 2 nuts from hardware store work to hold it tight.

We had to rig some stuff up for the Busa engine since it includes the transmission bolted to it but it sits solid.
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Post by Tyler » Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:30 pm

I gotta pick one up here in a week or two. May have my 2.4l much quicker than I thought.
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Post by racer12306 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:02 pm

4 wheels is definitly better. i know i've almost tipped a 3 wheel stand with a SBC on it a few times.
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Post by chipdogg » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:04 pm

I just picked up the one from Farm and Fleet for $55 today, put it together, and mounted a 2.4L short block to it already. Gonna tear it apart soon :)
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

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Post by chipdogg » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:12 pm

Thanks Tyler, got me motivated to finally go buy one and start tearing my 2.4 down.

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'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

52 and counting, when will it stop?

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Post by vielecustoms » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:51 pm

well I have a cheap engine stand from autozone, and a john deere engine hoist :lol:
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Post by Tyler » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:58 pm

Anytime Chip
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Post by DOHCRT » Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:27 pm

Homemade special in this pic. It could probably hold the weight of a bus. The cheap parts store stands work fine for small engines.
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Post by 98moparR/T » Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:41 pm

I got a basic 3 wheeled one from harbor freight and waited till I got a coupon for like 30% off so after taxes it was like 25 bucks and held up my 2.0 just fine
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Post by APN » Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:13 am

I got a 4-wheel from harbor. Works great. Never had a problem. A little hard to spin the motor on it as it's metal to metal on the swivel part. Wish it had a bearing or something on there.
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Post by superD » Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:36 am

DOHCRT wrote:Homemade special in this pic. It could probably hold the weight of a bus. The cheap parts store stands work fine for small engines.
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the one on the left looks like a SBC, the other looks like a boss 429
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Post by vielecustoms » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:21 am

well, the key word is small engine. I have put my neon and supra engines on it with no problems now if I had something bigger like a 350 or the LS6 454 out of my fathers truck.. I'd probally get some tube from the shop and make me up a good stand.
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Post by DOHCRT » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:19 pm

superD wrote:the one on the left looks like a SBC, the other looks like a boss 429
The one on the right is a Dodge NASCAR cup engine. It turns 10,000 RPM and makes 800HP N/A. :D
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