which engine stand would be good?

Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by murphyz, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. murphyz

    murphyz yeah I'm an Asshole, an American Asshole

    i want one that will rotate on its axis and that is decent.

    not the cheapest one not the most expensive one. only using it occasionally.
     
  2. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Just stay away from Harbour Freight & you should be fine. An engine stand is an engine stand unless you are trying to put a big block on it.
     
  3. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    2x on skipping on harbor freight, I spent more time fixing that thing than I did actually using it. But it's nice and stout now as I've welded about 40' of 1/4" angle iron all over it and replaced the cylinder
     
  4. murphyz

    murphyz yeah I'm an Asshole, an American Asshole

    ok so.... where do i buy one? sears?
     
  5. murphyz

    murphyz yeah I'm an Asshole, an American Asshole

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  6. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Napa? Try local auto parts stores.
     
  7. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

  8. murphyz

    murphyz yeah I'm an Asshole, an American Asshole

    what about engine hoists? used a good choice? what would be a decent price?
     
  9. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Well if you are only pulling Yota motors you don't need a beast. I would recommend 4 wheels or more, and at least a one ton rating. Foldable is nice, otherwise you need to find a place to store it. Total PITA. But since you only need it when you pull it and install it... rent one.
     
  10. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Rent one FTW! Only thing better is to borrow one.
     
  11. murphyz

    murphyz yeah I'm an Asshole, an American Asshole

    Nice. Didn't know you could rent one. Thanks. Any special tools for pulling a busted cyl. From an engine? And then reinstalling it?
     
  12. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Do you mean a busted piston? If the cylinder is busted then the block is fucked.
     
  13. murphyz

    murphyz yeah I'm an Asshole, an American Asshole

    yes sorry piston

    cyl fucked=block fucked haha
    well i should not short hand that crap.
     
  14. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Use a BFH and a wooden block.. pound it out the bottom once you have pulled the crank. Then take it to a machine shop for inspection and machinework.
     
  15. murphyz

    murphyz yeah I'm an Asshole, an American Asshole

    Cool will do. I get back on Thursday of next week. Can not wait to tear her down.
     

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