6bt vs. Harbor Freight Engine Stand

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  1. bigfj62

    bigfj62

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    So I am currently doing a 6bt swap on my FJ60. I am wanting to do some clean on the motor to include the oil pan gasket so it would be nice to turn the motor over on a stand. I have a 1000lb stand from harbor freight. Do I dare mount this engine up on those Chinese welds. I was think I would support the front end with a floor jack for some extra precaution. I also want to bench start the motor. Do you think this is safe on the stand or would you go to the floor with it?
     
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    The HF stand itself is built fairly well, its the fact of supporting a heavy engine like that from one end using 4 bolts is super sketchy. I tried it with a 1HDFT, which is about 700lbs fully dressed, as I was letting off the hoist and transferring all the weight to the stand, it was flexing way too much. Ended up just building a floor stand for it. Unless you are just working on the block with nothing else on it, might be okay, otherwise I wouldn't risk it.
     
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    That's what I am gathering.....reading failure with hf stands.
     
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    Redgrrr I have a problem with 40s SILVER Star

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    You should post a pic of the one you have the 6bt on now Dan...
     
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    There are some pictures in the build thread.
     
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