[TR] engine stands
tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Fri Apr 12 13:23:05 MDT 2013
---- Andrew Uprichard <auprichard at uprichard.net> wrote:
> I am thinking of getting an engine stand. I see Harbor Freight has a couple
> of 1000lb stands. Questions: is 1000 Ok for a TR3 engine and (overdrive)
> gearbox combination and does anyone have experience with the Harbor Freight
What HF calls an "engine stand" is not intended for hanging an engine plus gearbox on. The engine mounts to it via the rear flange.
I have the discontinued 750 lb engine stand from HF, it works well enough for me.
The main difference is that it only has 3 wheels and is correspondingly less stable (which can be a concern if you are trying to move it over a rough floor with an engine on). It's had a TR4 engine block hanging on it for probably 20 years now and is still holding fine.
IIRC I had to source some suitable bolts, though. The ones that came with it were not long enough.
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