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Engine hoist/engine stand.... Not so fast!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34 Hound, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. 34 Hound
    Joined: Nov 7, 2012
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    Bought an engine hoist and stand. I started to lift the beast up onto the stand and found that the stand's legs are too wide to fit between the hoist's legs.

    Really mind-numbing stuff gets in the way of progress sometimes.

    Wanna guess where I'll be cutting and welding tonight?
     
  2. Model A John
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    Ha! Yeah, I've had that happen.
     
  3. RICKY~RICARDO
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
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    I had that happen to me i just bolted the engine stand bracket on first then slipped her into the stand it was a cake walk.
     
  4. i made my engine hoist and made both of my engine stands to work together.... i just used the hoist to put a block on a stand this morning
     
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  5. metalshapes
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    My engine hoist has no legs...

    9 9 11 055.JPG
     
  6. Inked Monkey
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  7. Don's Hot Rods
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    Sure, that is what I do too. Once the bracket is firmly bolted to the bellhousing you just crank the lift high enough so you can slip the tube into the rest of the stand. You will have to slightly lift the stand up to match the angle of the tube receiver, but no big deal. Once the pin is in place you can lower the whole thing down and it will sit flat.

    Don
     
  8. Wowcars
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  9. RICKY~RICARDO
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    I am surprised that thing didn't tip over lol
     
  10. tommyd
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    Oh-Oh! Somebody please call Jeff Foxworthy.:D
     
  11. iammarvin
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    How do you use it if the buggy needs an engine change?:D
     
  12. justabeater37
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    You can bench press a VW into place
     
  13. Deuces
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    That looks like a photochop picture on my end.... I could be wrong....:eek:
     
  14. metalshapes
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    No, my engine hoist is Ford Powered...;)

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  15. BOOB
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  16. BOOB
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    I see a receiver mount!
     
  17. metalshapes
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    I'll take some better pics this weekend...
     
  18. el Scotto
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  19. Heres me Benching the weight of a aluminum headed small block Chevy, good only for 2nd place, those are 100 pound plates on the bar. The guy that got first could bench a Big Block Chevy's weight. Damn show off's.
     

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  20. Casual 6
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    Reversed the mast and added "vintage" counterweights.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. flatford39
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    Thank you for that photo. I cn see myself duplicating this in the very near future.

    Thanks again...It's a great idea.
     
  22. iammarvin
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    For those who know....... a jd 544 hydrolic engine remover is tits up better than any cherry picker!
    Anyone know why an engine hoist is called a cherry picker???
    REALLY, I want to know.
     
  23. DamnYankeesKustoms
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    Me too !!
     
  24. Appears to be an "orange" common denominator running with the problem units.

    Could anyone explain that? ;)

    Oldmics
     
  25. BIG-JIM
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    Did we learn a lesson here? Boom out too far and always have a counter weight (aka buddy) handy to jump on the back. So tell your buddy to put the camera down and jump on that bitch!:D
     
  26. BIG-JIM
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    What's your point?:rolleyes::D
     
  27. iammarvin
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    No





    Can you??
     
  28. BIG-JIM
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    Definitely a very cool idea. I'm going to use this one. This could have come in handy when we were pulling the engine out of our 34 tudor. Darn wheels kept getting in the way.
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  29. 1971BB427
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    Yeah, read the directions! :)
     
  30. 34 Hound
    Joined: Nov 7, 2012
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    I am coming up with some captions for this one that are not.... well, in the holiday spirit. I will say that the day my wife balks at my offer to 'hold the flashlight', I'm showing her this picture.

    Nice wheels. What are they? I might go for those on my current build.
     

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