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Old 03-05-2011, 08:31 PM
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1930u- Sam's Club Engine Stand

I purchased a new engine stand at Sams Club. The brand name is Goodyear like the tire. I can't find a weight limit on the thing anywhere. I had looked around at other stands but they seemed really cheap. This one seems pretty solid but it only cost about $50 and I now have my 392 Hemi hanging on it for assembly. So far so good but I'm worried about it holding the whole motor when the heads are installed. I'm thinking about building a wooden crate from 2x12's to sit the short block on before I install the heads.

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I bought that same stand from Sam's about 5 years ago, along with the matching engine crane. I seem to recall it was rated for 1,000 lbs. My first use was when I pulled a 350 SBC with a TH350. I hung the whole thing as a unit on the stand, attaching the engine stand to the front of the engine. The only thing I did was to put a support under the trans rear mount to support it when I wasn't there (didn't want someone accidentally bumping it when I wasn't there). This had to be starting to approach the limit for the stand.

I've used the stand a couple times since then, most recently just hung an auto trans on it a rebuild. The only complaint I have is that the rotating mechanism could be a little smoother (typical Chinese stuff) , but over all it has done the job for me.
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Cool thanks for the info. I've used mine a few times with SBC but this hemi is way heavy. I did note that the pivot collar is on an angle so that the engine is always trying to move into the collar and not fall out. I think that's way it doesn't rotate smoothly.
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