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Old 05-18-2007, 02:32 PM
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Most certainly stay away from the light-duty 3 wheel ones........I had a cheapy 3 wheeled one and after dropping an engine twice I found someone I didn't like and gave it to them!!

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I've got the 1,000# one and it did a good job on the 405 SBC that I just finished. I did cut a piece of 2x4 and use it as a vertical brace under the front end as I loaded the block with heads, water pump, harmonic balancer, etc.

I would probably buy the 2,000# one if I had it to do over again.

DO NOT buy the 3 wheel 750# one. Had a friend that tipped his over with a 350 SBC on it. Luckily, no serious damage (a storage cabinet stopped the fall), but sure scared the bejeepers out of him.

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Old 05-18-2007, 06:16 PM
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my three wheel engine stand has gave No Troble since it was built in the 70s. but I watch the three wheel engine stand when I'm moving it.

















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Old 05-19-2007, 11:46 AM
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Now THAT looks like an engine stand!!!

I should have qualified my earlier remark by pointing out that he was moving the stand and engine when it tipped.

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that lime green 350 hanging on the stand is for my sons Suburban, he picked and loves the lime green. I will put a tape measure on that one cause its tall. real tall for me torqin heads & intakes. my uncle made everything over size to fit him cause he was so big. I'm real careful moving that stand with a engine on it, but it rolls real nice even over floor dry and little pebbles. I just keep a eye open when me or my boy is moving it. it rolls nice with a big block buick on it that was the last big block on it. but for a 3 wheel monster it rolls nice. and it has big bearings in the neck, they look like wheel bearings.



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Old 05-20-2007, 08:51 AM
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I bought a 4 leg 1000 pound stand from HF last year and bolted my Ford 460 to it with no problems. The stand flexed more than I liked it too but it held up fine. As with my 3 leg 750 pound stand, I will only store empty blocks on it after it fell over with a fully dressed 351C on it.
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