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Hi,

Trying to figure out what engine stand to buy.

What is the weight of a complete 1964 283 engine?

Or any usefull links.

Thanks...
 

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Originally posted by kromatized@Feb 3 2010, 12:27 AM~16494786
Hi,

Trying to figure out what engine stand to buy.

What is the weight of a complete 1964 283 engine?

Or any usefull links.

Thanks...
complete motor is round 500lbs---motor stands come in 750lb and 1000lb...id go with the 1000lb cause they are more sturdy built and doesnt cost much more-either will work though ;)
 

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Originally posted by danp68@Feb 3 2010, 03:30 PM~16494811
complete motor is round 500lbs---motor stands come in 750lb and 1000lb...id go with the 1000lb cause they are more sturdy built and doesnt cost much more-either will work though  ;)
Thanks, appreciate the info, found a 1500lb engine stand the other day at a good price, I'll go back and get it. :cool:
 

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decide if you want a stand up one that flips the motor to work on it or an engine cradle that sits low to the ground and can push around and load in the back of a truck to transport.
 

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Originally posted by kromatized@Feb 3 2010, 12:47 AM~16495019
Thanks, appreciate the info, found a 1500lb engine stand the other day at a good price, I'll go back and get it.  :cool:
damn-must of been somone who worked on small diesels lol :cheesy:
 

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Originally posted by plank@Feb 3 2010, 03:49 PM~16495042
decide if you want a stand up one that flips the motor to work on it or an engine cradle that sits low to the ground and can push around and load in the back of a truck to transport.

I need both, need a stand to fix/paint/detail engine but will also need to transport engine to get some work done on it.

Any practical and easy methods for transporting an engine in a van?

Never seen the cradles before...
 

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Originally posted by kromatized@Feb 3 2010, 02:20 AM~16496251
I need both, need a stand to fix/paint/detail engine but will also need to transport engine to get some work done on it.

Any practical and easy methods for transporting an engine in a van?

Never seen the cradles before...
if you have a welder,a chopsaw,a drill,and some angle iron its easy to make a cradle :cool:
 

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Put down a piece of plywood, then a tarp. Put a tire on the floor. Put the engine down on the tire. You will be able to slide it in by pushing on the engine and having someone pull the tarp.
 

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When I bought the cradle I went to the hardware store and bought some thicker assembly bolts but the block mounting bolts work fine. Fitted in the back of the truck perfectly to get my engine home. :cool:
 

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Originally posted by jayoldschool@Feb 3 2010, 06:29 PM~16504307
Put down a piece of plywood, then a tarp.  Put a tire on the floor.  Put the engine down on the tire.  You will be able to slide it in by pushing on the engine and having someone pull the tarp.
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If u werent all the way in Australia i coulda hooked ya up w my engine stand. its a 1000lb max and i had a 63 283 in it b4 i dropped it in my 59
 
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