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Engine Stand Capacity

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ironmikek5, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. ironmikek5

    ironmikek5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm pulling my tired (exhausted) 350 to drop in a fresh Crate 350 this weekend, and I plan to build up the 350 as a winter project. The hoist is no problem, hell, the new motor has been hanging from it for a day now (like a kid, had to take it out of the box). My question is what capacity engine stand I need - I've got a 750lb stand available to me for free, but I want to be sure I'm not going to come home and find an engine-shaped hole in my garage floor...

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  2. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    i bought a cheap-o ($50)one from auto-crud i mean autozone and it held my engine for 10 months while it sat in our family room, man did my wife like that when we had company i had to cover it with a sheet.
     
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    I had a 750 lb one as well for my 350 and it held it for around a month with no problems.

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  4. tRustyK5

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    I'm pretty sure a fully dressed small block wieghs 575 lbs or less, so the 750 lb stand should be fine.

    Rene

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  5. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've had one in my garage for over 2 years, everything but exhaust.

    Rob 85K5

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