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Re: [oletrucks] engine "stand" for more of the drivetrain

To: mark@noakes.com, napco4x4@yahoogroups.com, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] engine "stand" for more of the drivetrain
From: Cadamsarch@aol.com
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 13:55:02 EDT
Hello OleTruckers,

The best engine dolly I've seen is on page 17 of Patrick's 2003-2004 catalog 
for 1937 to 1962 6 cylinder Chevy/GMC parts. (Phone: 520-836-1117). I don't 
believe Patrick's is offering the dolly for sale. The features I like are: 4 
steel posts which could be modified to attach to engine mounts or whatever, 
independent adjustment of posts sideways as well as fore and aft, and heavy 
casters which can be locked.

Something like it, but not as adjustable, is offered by Wizard Auto. (At:   
http://home.att.net/~wizardauto/wate.htm  ) They also offer an attachment to 
support an engine mounted transmission. (I don't know anything about this 
company other than what I found on their www site as a result of a search for 
stands some time ago.) 

Hope this helps keep your oletruck running and makes engine work easier than 
hunkering on hands and knees in the rain to wrench on an engine that's laying 
on 4x4s in the driveway. (Ah, the memories.)


Culver Adams
1951 Chevy 3100

In a message dated 7/7/04 6:21:34 PM Central Daylight Time, mark@noakes.com 

> My V8 is currently on a traditional engine stand, but I want to move it to 
> a "stand"
> that will let me set up, install, bolt up engine clutch/flywheel, and 
> transmission.  
> Eastwood sells a stand where the engine rests on the lip of the oil pan, but 
> I don't
> want to booger up my nice new oil pan and engine paint.
> And I would rather have a setup that resembles the original format if 
> possible and
> keeping it low to make it easy and safe to move around.  I don't really want 
> to cut off
> the front of a frame and put wheels on it...seems like a waste when good old 
> truck
> hardware is getting harder to find, but...
> Any suggestions?
> I'm actually thinking about building something in wood 4 by 4's.

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