Rotating Engine on Stand

Coolerman

SILVER Star
Joined
Jan 5, 2004
Messages
6,681
Location
Paint Lick, KY
Website
www.globalsoftware-inc.com
Now this may sound a bit weird but seeing as how a Cruiser engine is top heavy when mounted on an engine stand, is there a safe way to rotate it so the oil pan is up? Seems an iffy proposition to rotate a 600 lb engine anyway. I was not able to even budge it.

I thought of hooking the engine hoist back up to take the weight off as I started the rotation.

Thoughts?
 

35inchoverdrive

Forge Specialties
Joined
Jan 26, 2006
Messages
1,141
Location
VA
Website
www.facebook.com
I just had a couple of friends help me rotate mine...as if we could have stopped it if it started to fall... Anyway, it was on a 750lbs stand, which is scary enough, but it turned over without any real stability issues.

edit: I did have the head off when I rotated it.
 
Last edited:

spotcruiser

Geezer
SILVER Star
Joined
Jan 30, 2003
Messages
3,927
Location
Western WA
As stated, you can use an engine hoist to take weight off the front. Also, it helps to use a longer bar for turning the engine over. A 1' bar just doesn't provide enough leverage.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom