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lt1silverhawk 07-12-2012 07:19 PM

Summit Racing and Northern Auto Engine Cradles
Hi All,

I am shopping around for an engine cradle and came across this unit: SUM-910057 - Summit Racing® Roll-About Engine Cradles. The other one I am looking at is from Northern Auto: Wel-Bilt Engine Cradle — 1000-Lb. Capacity, Model# 012001-B.

They are the cheapest ones I've seen and I am concerned about the quality. I am wondering if any members have any experience with them, good or bad.

Thanks :thumbup:

327NUT 07-12-2012 10:35 PM

They are probably all built by the same little ol' chinese guy, look on ebay and you'll probably find the same thing only a little cheaper. Any of them would work just fine.

lt1silverhawk 07-13-2012 12:43 PM

Yeah , that's what I figured. Just don't want any casters falling off while moving the engine around. :pain: I'll give the Summit one a shot. Thanks Dave! :thumbup:

Bart 07-13-2012 02:24 PM

I have a big block mopar sitting in one now from Norther Tools, moved it in the back of my truck, no problems with holding the weight.

motor is complete not just a short block


lt1silverhawk 07-16-2012 12:07 PM

Thanks Bart! :thumbup:

There is somebody selling some new cradles locally on Craigslist that look just like the Summit/Northern units. I'm gonna check 'em out and see how strong they are. Otherwise I'll go for one of these two.

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