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Old 02-12-2011, 07:01 PM
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Anybody used an engine cradle?

This thing: http://www.eastwood.com/review/product/view/id/1741/
Anyone have any experience on these things? I was thinkin' about getting one since I only need the engine out for a couple of hours. I need to replace the 2 piece rear seal and install the intake manifold. Will it hold the engine fine?

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I use the ones from Summit .A lot cheaper than the one you are thinking about and can hold a big block motor with no problem.They also have casters on them.
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Engine Cradle

I also bought one from Summit. It was $103 but had the larger wheels. I looked back in their catalog and it isn't offered any more for some reason. It was Summit number -SUM-G1050HD. When I don't have an engine on it, I take the front cross piece off and the cradle then takes up just a little bit of room. I am really glad that I bought one.
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40 bucks! Cant beat it! http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performan...oductId=763442
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Cool guys. Thanks for the responses.
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Engine cradle

I might also mention that after receiving the $103 cradle, it was the better quality wheels that made the difference. They were larger diameter and very good bearings. The next one I get will be the $39 version and go to Ace Hardware to upgrade the wheels.
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I have one from HF or Northern Tools and did not pay much. It is used more for long term storage for a motor because of the ease of moving it around. Spare motors or motors awaiting building just can't find a spot they are never in the way.

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engine cradle

I made My own, I always have iron laying in my pile. Like someone Else said the wheels make the difference.

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:04 PM
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Yeah, I have one of those, a shopping cart with the top cut off.

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Old 02-13-2011, 05:14 PM
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I bought a cheapie from Summit ($34) and then modified it to hold an engine and a TH350 bolted up to it. Has since been passed around a bit - not quite sure who has it now but it'll show up eventually LOL
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I like Brians idea.
I made a few like these but, added Casters.>> http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Chevy-...ands,2623.html would be easy to add a center stand w/caster for Engine & Trans storage mounted to rear Trans mount like Cucumber1949's idea.
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Learn to make your own. Easy to do, one more notch in your belt.

As was said though, good casters are everything. I did not get heavy enough casters here and will be replacing them:


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X3, make your own. they are easy to do, i have made about 10 of them. some were for friends, i currently have 4. three of them have spare engines mounted on them and one is just in case something comes along. mine cost about $20 in metal per cradle plus castors. hardor freight has castors in a bunch of different sizes.

PS: this assumes you have a welder.
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I got one like the eastwood one. wonderful tool. I had my complete motor on it for several months last year and it got moved around almost everyday. It held up great and still looks like new. Now what do I do with it.??? It's down at the storage garage haha.
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