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Ok just an update on the home made tool idea that was up earlier.

I am really tired of worrying about my old engine stand collapsing under the weight of my fully dressed 460 so I built my own.












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Sweet, that sucker is rugged. The only thing i might change is going with 4 casters. I almost dropped my engine on a tripod, but it was flimsy compared to yours. Good job

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That thing looks like it would hold a Caterpillar or a Cummins!!

Very nice. Go big or go home, right?? Must be a Big Block guy.

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Sweet, that sucker is rugged. The only thing i might change is going with 4 casters. I almost dropped my engine on a tripod, but it was flimsy compared to yours. Good job
Agreed. It looks mighty strong & stout - but that doesn't prevent it from being tippy.

I know you're done with it but...... I'd redo the front to a spread 4-wheel style too. I also nearly tipped over a bb engine. If you are wrenching, reffing, torquing on it or simply rolling it along the floor and hit a crack, it WILL tip! Especially when you've got more than just the short block assembly on it.

I'd hate to hear about it falling & cracking a head or the block or your foot!

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I think your worries are over now. Looks good.

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Ok just an update on the home made tool idea that was up earlier.

I am really tired of worrying about my old engine stand collapsing under the weight of my fully dressed 460 so I built my own.











Looks rugged enough. I built mine as a 4 caster and used an old timing chain and gears to add a rotation at 1/2 speed. I used a similar block bearing for the turning head. It works great.
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