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Specs for an engine stand
#1400487 Mon Mar 08 2021 02:57 AM
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Hello all! I'm going to build a stand for my 261 block.
I'm interested in a minimalistic design, that will set on a 4 wheel dolly.
Can anyone here provide pics of what they've done, or a set of plans with dimensions? Thanks!


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Re: Specs for an engine stand
bigmacdaddy #1400491 Mon Mar 08 2021 03:10 AM
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If you want just a stand for the engine to sit on and not a stand where you could rotate it, the is a tech tip on how to build a stand for a 235. I believe the 261 is a very similar so I’m sure you could either use it “as is” or modify it to fit. Here is a link. "Engine Dolly"

Last edited by Phak1; Mon Mar 08 2021 03:12 AM.

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Re: Specs for an engine stand
bigmacdaddy #1400496 Mon Mar 08 2021 03:39 AM
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The engine stand link Phil gave will work for any Chevrolet 6-cylinder or V8 without modifications...I've built a few of these, some with wheels and some without. Every time I sell an engine the new owner always talks me out of the stand so they have a safe way to transport the engine home.

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Re: Specs for an engine stand
bigmacdaddy #1400510 Mon Mar 08 2021 05:46 AM
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Perfect! Thanks guys!


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Re: Specs for an engine stand
bigmacdaddy #1400558 Mon Mar 08 2021 04:36 PM
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here is mine made mostly out of an old cherry picker. I made it so I can still get the oil pan off. I will make a mount for the trans when I get that far. I will probably put outriggers on it when I get the the blower on it .

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Re: Specs for an engine stand
bigmacdaddy #1400794 Wed Mar 10 2021 02:21 AM
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Hey Mick53,

That's pretty cool! For my purpose, I'll make a quick and cheap wood stand for now, but if I ever get more space in my garage, I'd like to display my original 235 on something like that!


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90 Subaru Legacy Wagon AWD 2.2 5sp
13 Ram Tradesman C/V
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Re: Specs for an engine stand
bigmacdaddy #1400855 Wed Mar 10 2021 01:49 PM
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I used the design in the link except I used 2 x 6 instead of 4 x 4. That way I could use larger casters.


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