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Engine Stand

STI Sibb
03-03-09, 05:53 AM
What brand of engine stand do you use?

I'm looking at performing an engine rebuild and want to know what works. The 2 main issues are weight and height. To remove the headers, height is my primary concern.

Here's 1 of 3 I found on Harbor Freight:
Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=32915)

lawnmower22
03-03-09, 07:05 AM
That one works fine. I have the same one in my garage.

STI Sibb
03-03-09, 07:41 AM
That one works fine. I have the same one in my garage.

Can you rotate the long block in the vertical and still have clearance with that stand? I'd need to do this to remove and install the headers.

killerbmotorsport
03-03-09, 08:04 AM
Looks like you can... Good price too.

ToeKutter
03-03-09, 08:24 AM
I got the Harbour Freight one as well. Works for me....

hoppergrande
03-03-09, 08:44 AM
maybe this is a noob question. but why not just remove the headers when its on the car?

STI Sibb
03-03-09, 09:33 AM
maybe this is a noob question. but why not just remove the headers when its on the car?

Clarification: Cylinder Heads

BMX_STI
03-03-09, 09:36 AM
That one will be fine. I just used the same one to swap a 302 in a foxbody with the heads and everything on it. Plenty strong enough.

hoppergrande
03-03-09, 03:47 PM
Clarification: Cylinder Heads

ah, that makes more sense

lawnmower22
03-04-09, 03:13 PM
I just put an STI engine on my stand and you can rotate it without interference.

wsirianni
03-27-09, 04:22 PM
hey man i got the one with 4 wheels and it was on sale for 50 bucks i liked that one alot better its more stable.

knucklehead
05-14-09, 02:21 AM
i have always used harbor freight engine stands. I agree with wsirianni, make sure to get the one with four wheels, the three wheel ones can get a little unstable when you really start wrenching on the motor, like when pulling the cam gears or just moving it around the garage.

RONIN
05-14-09, 12:33 PM
i have always used harbor freight engine stands. I agree with wsirianni, make sure to get the one with four wheels, the three wheel ones can get a little unstable when you really start wrenching on the motor, like when pulling the cam gears or just moving it around the garage.

+1... I have a 3 wheel unit and it is semi-unstable when wrenching on it. Harbor Freight FTW for cheap tools.

nine11tec
05-14-09, 02:06 PM
I just rebuilt my engine using the harbour freight 1000 lb stand with 4 wheels. works fine you can rotate the engine all the way around. for 60 bucks you cant beat it. :tup:

armyssoldierboy
08-27-09, 01:27 PM
Here's a 1000lber with 4 wheels for $50 on amazon
Amazon.com: Engine Stand - 1000 Lb Capacity: Automotive (http://www.amazon.com/Engine-Stand-1000-Lb-Capacity/dp/B0006BFI96/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1251407979&sr=8-2)

armyssoldierboy
09-22-09, 04:58 AM
huh???

AgentH
06-18-10, 03:36 PM
Stupid question, but how do you bolt the engine to the engine stand. I helped a friend of mine remove his engine and put it on the stand, but I don't remember how it was fastened to the engine stand. He had a 3 wheeled harbor freight model.

Thanks!

flatthump
06-18-10, 03:55 PM
Use the cap screws that mate the engine to the tranny bell housing and use them to mount the engine to a 4 pronged mount on the engine stand. It's commonly called a 'web'.

AgentH
06-21-10, 08:55 AM
I did pretty much that. U have the two lugs on the engine that account for the bottom two mounting points and then you can use two bolts from the engine - tranny to lock down the top. I only used one since the turbo is still on the engine and I didn't have the right bolt to lock it into place elsewhere on the housing (top two bolts are a different pitch than the sides). Even with only three mounting points, it was very solid and I had no problems doing the front end timing belt, idlers, water pump work.

Thanks!

philatlasvegas
05-10-13, 03:41 AM
Nevermind I didn't read the whole post.