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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-11-2000, 01:01 PM
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Engine Stand Followup-PLEASE READ

The other day there was a thread about if a cheap engine stand would be OK. The general consensus was yes, if careful, but as TR said, preferably not. Those T shaped ones WILL TIP OVER! It happened to us this morning, wheeling the completed 258 around, getting ready to install it, hit a small dip in the pavement, OVER IT WENT! Fortunately no one was hurt, but it broke the distributor, oil filter, bent the fan and and an alternator bracket, and broke the brand new aluminum valve cover along with taking a chunk out of the concrete. And this wasn't a bunch of kids or inexperienced people either, there were 2 experienced mechanics and a teacher from the 2nd best automotive program in the country. BE CAREFUL, like I said, no one was hurt, cost about $150 in parts. Those 258s are long and heavy.

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OUCH!

Glad no one was hurt. You can never be too careful.


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Re: Engine Stand Followup-PLEASE READ

Glad no one was injured . I read most of the other thread and wanted to say that I have a Chinese built 1100 lb engine stand but it isn`t the " T " design . It has 4 steel casters and 2 axles and is actually very sturdy and very heavy . I have seen the type you mentioned and wouldn`t touch one of those with a 100 ft. pole .


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I guess these are the things you just dont cut corners on when buying.. glad no one was hurt

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I'm glad you all are OK. I started that thread the other day, and while it's too bad about your accident, you've proved everyone right and confirmed my suspicions. A good vicarious lesson.

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I'm glad you all are OK. I started that thread the other day, and while it's too bad about your accident, you've proved everyone right and confirmed my suspicions. A good vicarious lesson. Brendan

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Re: Engine Stand Followup-PLEASE READ

If you are only going to use the engine stand once or twice in a lifetime, you are going to buy the cheap one.
I would, so I know everyone else would....

You just have to be REAL careful.
Support the front of the engine when ever possible, don't move it around too much, and ALWAYS STAY OUT FROM UNDER THE ENGINE!!

All those flimsy Chinese things are ready to fall apart, and you know they don't have any product liability insurance, so they don't give a crap what happens to the end user.

Bottom line, BE CAREFUL!!

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Another option would be to rent a heavy duty engine hoist.
That is what I did for my last engine swap

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