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IanB
09-26-2005, 05:20 PM
Is there a place in/near Denver that sells engine hoists and stands? I don't want to deal with getting one shipped here.. and I would like to see the units in person before buying them anyway.

60wag
09-26-2005, 05:32 PM
Ian,
I've got a hoist you can barrow. Its one of the cheaper imports but it works quite well. I've also got an engine stand. It's on the light side but is succesfully held up my 2F. I'd rec' a better stand though.

IanB
09-26-2005, 05:41 PM
i thought about borrowing them but I may need them for a long time. I am working diligently but I am doing a frame off :eek:

IanB
09-26-2005, 06:32 PM
Hey Bruce if I rebuild the engine will you give me some pointers? Since its going to be out of the truck and on a stand I might as well.

Red_Chili
09-26-2005, 09:39 PM
Harbor Freight sells some reasonable, serviceable units. Several flavors. So does Checker Auto. I have a HF stand (I would get the heavier one too, but it worked just fine with the 5VZ-FE), and a Checker hoist. The hoist is sweet.

nuclearlemon
09-27-2005, 02:24 AM
harbor freight foldable cherry picker...you will use it again and again and get your money's worth from it.

tool king, foldable engine stand.

leiniesred
09-27-2005, 07:55 AM
You can borrow (long time = OK) it
or buy it from me $20
or a case of Leinenkugals.

It is the classic cheapo orange Harbor Freight junk. I had my spare 3vze spare on it for years.

It is missing an e-clip on a wheel, but I'll fix that for ya.
The front wheels don't pivot worth a crap but I MIGHT be able to fix that too. (I think the bolts are just too long, while I have the grinder out, I can fix that in a jiffy)

I can bring it to the meeting or you can pick it up in Aurora.

-LeiniesRed

IanB
09-27-2005, 07:58 AM
You can borrow (long time = OK) it
or buy it from me $20
or a case of Leinenkugals.


That might be a deal. I need it by the weekend, is there an afternoon this week I could come and check it out?

Rzeppa
09-27-2005, 12:31 PM
Harbor Freight or Tool King, they both have about the same stuff for about the same price. Not the best quality, but fine for do-it-yourselfers like us. On the stand, make sure you get the 1000 pound stand and not the 750 pound stand.

IanB
09-27-2005, 05:58 PM
I just got back from Tool Zone, they have engine stands and a 2000lb cherry picker in stock. Cherry picker is the same price as Harbor Freight $199, 1250 lb engine stand is ~$80. I am definitely buying the hoist, I think Ige is right and I will use it for all kinds of sh_t. I don't know about the stand yet.

Do you think a 1000 lb stand is enough? The 1250 lb is much bigger and will be much harder to store.

60wag
09-27-2005, 06:44 PM
a 4 wheel engine stand is much more stable than a 3 wheel stand.

Rzeppa
09-27-2005, 07:30 PM
I have two (currently occupied) 1000 pound engine stand with F engines on them. I think that even though an F/2F weighs in at around 700 pounds, the 750 pound stand are inadequate because they figure a shorter V8 rather than the longer I6. I can definitely say that the 1000 pound stands will work with an F/2F, but given the choice, a beefier stand would be better. The 1000 pound stands usually run around $50.

As far as the utility of a 2000 pound shop crane, you ain't kiddin'! After you buy one to yank an engine you find all kinds of other uses for them. And about $200 seems to be the going price from various sources.

One of the cool things about big cruiser projects, is accumulating tools and equipment that you needed for that one particular job, but then find invaluable for other, future jobs. As long as you have room to store it when not in use, things like engine stands and shop cranes are super handy to have around.

IanB
09-27-2005, 07:55 PM
Ok its only $20 more for the 1250 lb stand (edit: its a 4 wheel stand and significantly more burly than the 3 wheel 1000 lb stand). Ill get more use out of it too, I can forget about rebuilding the engine for now since it runs fairly well and pull it later when I need another winter project. Or I can snap up a cheap 2f if I see one, put it on the stand and rebuild it at my leisure.

Looks like a toolzone run tommorow. I need some Rising Sun stickers to put on this equipment. :cool:

nuclearlemon
09-27-2005, 09:13 PM
i had a friend that had a three wheeled stand...watched him dump his motor twice moving it...i won't ever waste my money on three wheelers.

IanB
10-18-2005, 06:14 PM
I just lifted the entire tub off the frame with the engine hoist. Ige was right, its indispensible. :D