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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 19, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted a new engine stand for my upcoming big block build. Something real sturdy.

There's a really nice 2,000 pound rated one with folding front legs on the market. Harbor Freight has it at $101.00 if you have a 25% coupon and Jegs has it at $109.00 with free shipping.

I saw the one at HF and passed. Three wheels are welded on, all were crooked. The rest of the welds didn't look too good.

The one from Jegs had all bolt on wheels, I ordered it.

It came today and I assembled it at my machinist's shop. He happens to have the HF version. Side by side, the HF stand looks like crap.

My only complaint: It only comes with washers for one end of the bolts. I like a washer under the head and nut. A stop at Home Depot will fix that.

If you need a stand, get the Jegs.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 19, 6:41 PM
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Nice stand and compact to boot!👍


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And sounds like Santa is putting something really nice under your tree this year 😁
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Re: Engine Stand

I have the components on the way to make it a spinner.
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 19, 8:32 PM
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Hey Paul, from the look on your dog's face, I don't think he approves.
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My engine guy's doggie. At 10 months, he'll take you down!

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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 20, 12:25 AM
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Re: Engine Stand

I had the HF version and while it was sturdy I had to get rid off it because it was a PITA to transfer an engine from cherry picker to stand. The wide legs on the stand interfered with the pickerís legs. Itís like they were scissoring each other for lack of a better term. I suppose if you have an overhead hoist without legs it should be good to go. Have you tried putting an engine on your stand?
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Re: Engine Stand

Yeah J, I've had that problem with other stands also. The better the stand, the wider the legs are, and they usually have two long legs.

But I've never not been able to get an engine on a stand.
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Re: Engine Stand

Is it normal for a stand to have a little "sag" when a BBC is on it? mine came from my mechanic friend when I bought the bare block he threw in the stand and now that the rotating assembly is in it it sags a little, I don't know brand but it has 2 legs with swivel wheels on 1 end, I keep my genie lift on the front when I'm not working on it to help hold the weight


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I recently picked up a used "new in the box" HF 1,000lb stand for $30 and while it looks sturdy, I went to put my BBC on it and as i lowered the engine down from the cherry picker, the engine sagged so bad I was afraid to take all of the weight off of the cherry picker. Right now I have it mounted to the stand and hanging fro the picker. This weekend I am going to take some 1 1/2 square tubing and make some support bars that swing up and attach to the motor mounts. While I won't be able to rotate it at least I will feel better storing the motor on it.
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Is it normal for a stand to have a little "sag" when a BBC is on it? mine came from my mechanic friend when I bought the bare block he threw in the stand and now that the rotating assembly is in it it sags a little, I don't know brand but it has 2 legs with swivel wheels on 1 end, I keep my genie lift on the front when I'm not working on it to help hold the weight
We cut a pc of 2x6 to add a leg under the front pulley to support a diesel engine on mine. It sagged quite a bit without it but it worked.
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I was thinking bolting something to the motor mount holes to the stand legs, I have plenty of slotted angle and U channel


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Tell Glenn to hurry up and finish already!!!!
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It is entirely normal for an engine stand to sag. Just don't put anything on it that is heavier than the rating of the stand.

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Re: Engine Stand

I modified my new engine stand to have a rotater on it. It's a big truck air brake slack adjuster and shaft end welded to the engine mount plate tube.
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