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Old 01-27-2004, 08:34 PM
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help picking out an engine stand?

i did a search and diddent come up with much that seemed to suit me, and this seemed like the appropriate forum to post in. But its time for me to buy an engine stand and im mostly concerned with how much weight it needs to support. It`ll be holding a ford BB460 for the start it`ll be holding a 70`s cast iron block iron heads iron intake and all so it`ll pretty much be as heavy as it possible can anyone know about how much this will come out to?im guessing around 1200# but im not known for my ability to guess. and does anyone know of any good stands for me to check out i dont have a ton of cash to spend so i cant really do top of the line but id like something decent. any info would be greatly appriciated thanks,sean

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Old 01-27-2004, 09:17 PM
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Big Block Chevrolets ( 396-427-454 ) weigh around 700 lbs.....iron block, heads and intake. I would not think the Ford would go over 850 lbs but I have never owned one of those.


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Your engine shouldn't weigh in over 680 pounds.
I would invest in a 1000 pound 4 wheel stand at minimum, and
recommend going up to a 1250 pound stand even though they
Are a little harder to find and a little more expensive.
They are worth it.
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Get the biggest engine stand Harbour Freight sells, you will not be dissapointed and will not drop a fortune on it either. Most, if not all engine stands offered in Jegs, Summit and such are now made in China, just like the HF stands.

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Old 01-28-2004, 12:17 PM
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ditto but be advised that i bought a floor jack from costco made in china and when i took it out of the box a welded on part just fell off because of the crap in the weld. so be sure to inspect any and all welds. and if any parts fall off when you take it out of the box you prolly otta take it back.
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thank ya`ll for the info ive been looking at the 1250lb stands and like i said i was guessing my engine was 1200lbs so i diddent think it would be enough but ill check out harbor freight and see what all they have thanks,sean

i looked at harborfreights web site and ordered a catalog but i fould a stand on there site for $99 and it holds 2000lbs so i might get it thanks again for the info

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I got a 1250# Chinese one from a local import tool outlet (not H.F.) that has a U-shaped bottom frame instead of I-shaped. You can put your weight on the side rails when torquing down bolts so the stand doesn't try to turn with the wrench. Cost around $70 or so. Be sure to get good quality bolts to hold the engine up.
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Right on about the bolts, the ones that come with the HF stand are junk, plain and simple.

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ill definatly check into the bolts thanks ya`ll for the info

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