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I modified my Summit engine stand a little.... should have built it myself to begin with. I want to be able to work on the engine, assemble it and store it on one stand so I raised the supports to 2'. I'll add two more supports at the back of the block so that the trans can be removed.





What color should I paint it ? :laughing:
 

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Looks like every thing else around there is RED...:laughing:
 

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That's not a stand designed to work on an engine. You can not rotate the engine to work on the crank and bottom end.
Buy a regular engine stand. That one is only for storing a complete engine, not a work stand and it sure is flimsy. I wouldn't trust my feet around it if you start reefing on bolts.
 

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That's not a stand designed to work on an engine. You can not rotate the engine to work on the crank and bottom end.
Buy a regular engine stand. That one is only for storing a complete engine, not a work stand and it sure is flimsy. I wouldn't trust my feet around it if you start reefing on bolts.
:agree: That's pretty much a roll around crate.
 

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I borrowed a "real" engine stand and a cherry picker from a friend, used it to build my 383 .... I don't need to work on the bottom end of this engine so I don't need to rotate it.
I only want to clean it and reassemble the heads and intake, this is the original 350 that came out of my '79, it's going to be "all original" unlike the rest of the car.... :laughing:

I'll add two more supports so the stand is strong enough to carry the additional weight of the cast iron heads and intake/exhaust manifolds.

When it's all assmbled, cleaned and painted it's going to be stored.... it won't run for the next few years unless my 383 explodes.....
 

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I borrowed a "real" engine stand and a cherry picker from a friend, used it to build my 383 .... I don't need to work on the bottom end of this engine so I don't need to rotate it.
I only want to clean it and reassemble the heads and intake, this is the original 350 that came out of my '79, it's going to be "all original" unlike the rest of the car.... :laughing:

I'll add two more supports so the stand is strong enough to carry the additional weight of the cast iron heads and intake/exhaust manifolds.

When it's all assmbled, cleaned and painted it's going to be stored.... it won't run for the next few years unless my 383 explodes.....
HHHMMMMMMMM that sounds familiar put a 383 in and store the original.:thumbsup:
 
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