How did I manage without one of these?
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Posted 10 May 2019 - 07:23 AM
By grovelling around on the floor trying not to get too much crap in the engine.
Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:17 PM
Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:35 PM
One of these and an engine crane is so useful. My V8 was on the stand for years and my crane lifted my A series out about 6 weeks ago. As they say. Tools for the job!!
Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:07 PM
Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:14 PM
I just use the bench.
Posted 10 May 2019 - 07:53 PM
Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:28 PM
I've never got on with engine stands. Always found them too low to work on and awkward getting the engine on the stand, especially if it's built up and you want to strip it.
It is useful to be able to wheel it about though.
I prefer a block and tackle to lift the engine then slide a sturdy bench or roll cab underneath. Much nicer height to work on in my opinion.
Nice amount of room you have to work in there. It looks nice and tidy too.
Most of the room in my garage is taken up by the Mini. I have a small bench but if the engine went on that there'd be no room to put anything else to work on. I've a constant battle with too much stuff and not enough space.
Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:05 PM
I struggled for about 2 years without one and had two stands now for the past 35 years. I'd never go back to the bench.
The shear number of times the block needs to be turned over during a build, well,,,, I'm replacing the spindles roughly every 2 - 3 years from them being worn out !
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