3b engine stand

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  1. Beast II

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    I'm buying a spare 3B engine. Does anyone know of a solid engine stand that will work with this engine ?
     
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    Howdy! Harbor Freight has one rated at 1000 pounds for $70, and another one rated at 2000 pounds for $120. I'd get the heavy duty one if it will be moved a lot or mounted for a long time. John
     
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    Cool. I'll cruise over there and check it out. Thank you.
     
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    I gots a H/F 1,000 lb stand and it seemed decent enough, gots an engine crane too it seems to work fine. Second on the 2,000 lb unit, the 3B is a heavy unit. Best guess is ~700 lb.
     
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    I've got a spare B engine hanging on one of the cheap chinese 1000 pounders (harbour freight, princess auto, etc) and it's just fine for engine storage (figure on 600 lb for the engine). A bit on the hard side to get rolling on rough old concrete... and get a BIG bar for rotating the engine on the pivot!!! But the price is certainly right!
     
  6. Beast II

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    I'm looking for something that I'll be able to run it on to test and tweak it. Something I can get underneath without worrying about the engine falling on my head
     
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    You mean running running the engine?

    That would be a lot more expensive...
     
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    BII, The stands that most of these blokes are talking about are the ones that you assemble/disassemble a motor on, NOT run a motor on. It should be easy enough to make a frame to run an engine on though. Bit of 3x2 box steel and a welder and a dash of imagination..... :cool:
     
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    Yea, that sounds like a sweet setup. Same dimensions as the frame, boxed with sturdy legs. Then bolt the framework to the floor.
     
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