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"New Condition" Engine Stand.
#1376422 Tue Sep 08 2020 10:57 PM
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I'm considering buying another engine stand. My other stand has been repurposed. Pic 1.

The 2nd picture shows an item at a really good price (free shipping) but says "New Condition." Does that mean reconditioned? I'd like to see just "New." What can you recondition in an engine stand?

This isn't exactly a tool but maybe it should go there.

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Last edited by Wally / Montana; Tue Sep 08 2020 11:06 PM.

1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376425 Tue Sep 08 2020 11:27 PM
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If a retail store has it and it was "returned" for some reason, they can't sell it as "new" now.

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Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376431 Tue Sep 08 2020 11:42 PM
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Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376437 Wed Sep 09 2020 12:34 AM
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Do not go cheap on an Engine stand.
I've seen them bend, Fall over. Not worth it.
If you must, sell it when you are done to get some cash back.

Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376453 Wed Sep 09 2020 02:07 AM
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Depends on what you want to hang on it. A smaller engine would probably be OK on that New Condition (used) stand, but it you're going to hang a 900 lb Diesel on it, look for something much stouter.

Originally Posted by Wally / Montana
My other stand has been repurposed. Pic 1.
Hey, it's still an engine stand, but it's just full. grin
Just a suggestion: Buy a Harbor Freight moving dolly, pull the casters off it, and get some more lumber and convert that outboard stand to free up your original engine stand.

Last edited by klhansen; Wed Sep 09 2020 02:10 AM.

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Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376545 Wed Sep 09 2020 09:28 PM
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This is the stand I'm using now, it's good for 2K lbs. I like that it will fold up and store pretty easy. The legs are wider at the front, that seems to helps make it really stable. I have had a 7.3L F#$% on it with no issues. https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/80042/10002/-1


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Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376551 Wed Sep 09 2020 11:06 PM
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I too have has a 7.3L F#S% wink on an engine stand. I didn't feel a $50 stand would do the trick, so I bought one rated for 1500 lbs. Even then I was very careful about letting the engine down so the stand bore the full weight. I didn't need it after that one time, so sold it.
My cab rotisserie is made of two $50 engine stands, and I had a structural engineer look at the modifications I did to them.
That one that Craig linked to looks good for about anything.
Definitely DON'T get one that only has three wheels.


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#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
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Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376552 Wed Sep 09 2020 11:21 PM
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Ah. The New Condition JEGS engine stand for $34.99 (free shipping) is no longer available. Hummm. Must have been a scam.


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376622 Thu Sep 10 2020 01:39 PM
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Watch out for the stands with really wide wheels, they are hard to get a hoist up to when moving the engine from to the other. I use the Harbor freight, four wheel stand, it just fits between the hoist legs. Maybe the stand linked from Jeg's you could come in from the handle side with the hoist.

Re: "New Condition" Engine Stand.
Wally / Montana #1376855 Sun Sep 13 2020 12:23 AM
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I've got a surplus engine stand I purchased from one of the high school shops where I was an instructor when the school board in their infinite wisdom closed the program down. It's got enough material in it to make about three of those flimsy little offshore made stands. I even added a fifth caster wheel on an extension that sticks out well past the harmonic balancer of a stovebolt engine to assure there won't be any tip-over accidents with the long, heavy engine. I just rehabbed it with five brand new 3" diameter cast iron caster wheels.
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