define "work on it" are you gonna rebuild it or just clean it up? if your just gonna clean it up you can somtimes get the crate from a gm dealer that they get engines shipped on, i usually check the dumpster by the local gm dealer when I wanna store more than one engine. or you can be real hood and sit it in a old tire. but if your gonna rebuild it you need a engine stand.
first off you get three 20 foot poles,preferbly pine..make a tripode..then wrap a chain around the motor and hoist it up with a pully,you can get it at eye level or the right height to sit in a chair and work on it,then when your done you pull your car right under the tripode and you can drope it right in,i recomend no smaller then 4 inch circumfrence on the poles..you dont want that shit to drop on your hood when you drope it back in!!!just pm me if you need any more advice...later bro..... :biggrin: