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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2003, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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What size engine stand for 258?

Guess I'll finally get the motor off the old tire in the floor.

What size engine stand will hold the 258? Least expensive the better obviously.

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Harbor freight = $39.00 [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: What size engine stand for 258?

Whatever you get, get one woth four wheels, not one of those "three leg" stands. I flipped a motor right over on the floor while rolling it across the garage. The one I have now is a 1500# four legger from Northern tool. It has folding legs, and tucks away nicely without having to take it all apart. My 258 sat on that one without even twitching! I think it was $79 or so.
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Re: What size engine stand for 258?

I just finished rebuilding the 258cid in my CJ-7.
I used a 1000lbs. engine stand that I bought on sale at Harbor Freight for $39. It worked great!

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Love da Harbor Freight.... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Re: What size engine stand for 258?

Go big and heavy with 4 wheels. I-6 is heavier than most V-8's and is also much longer making it much less stable on an engine stand. I almost "lost it" a couple of times on a 1000# 3-legger. Protect your investment, spend the extra $20.
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Re: What size engine stand for 258?

I will have to agree with going with a 4 leg stand. Keep in mind that a V-8 motor has a more compact profile on a motor stand, ie: the tranny mounting holes are more centered in the back of the block. The heads are angled to the sides allowing a lower profile.

On the other hand a straight 6 has a lower mount up, the head sits higher on the block and is much longer. when turning this block on stand with head on it (whether you mean to or not) [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] it will take the stand over with it just from the center of gravity change. I speak from an expensive lesson on this. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: What size engine stand for 258?

i just bought one from autozone for $40 when i rebuilt my 258. worked great! i would grease it up while i put it together so that it's not incredibly hard to turn the engine over when it's together... the 258 is hard to turn if the stand is sticking trust me
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