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Anyone have one of these or know if they are any good?

Engine Stand

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I've had the 750# stand for over 20 years (I don't remember them selling the larger ones back then) and for a backyard mechanic, it's been pretty good. However, a Pontiac 350 was the largest block that it has ever supported. At a minimum go for the 1000#.
 

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I have had a 289 engine on this exact stand for over 6 months now.. no problems...
However, I am not brave enough to rotate the engine on the stand.

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I have a 351W on the 1000# stand, call me anal but I prefer the bigger is better analogy....must get that from my wife...<whistle>
Working great and I've spun it twice....but not without help around!
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i got one from Sam's club for half that money and its a good one...held my 351 w and a flathead with no problems at all, and i spun them around on the stand many times.
i think you would want to eye ball the welds in person, you do not want it falling on a toe while working with it.
heck, i think even NAPA would sell you one for that price
 

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Watch the wheels on the cheaper engine stands. That's the weakest link, Not the stand itself. When rolling mine the wheel broke the engine fell over and crushed a carb I had sitting on the ground in a box.
 

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I've got the 1000# version from Harbor Freight. It's got a 302 on it right now and seems pretty solid. I've got no complaints. When I bought it, they had the bigger capacity one you describe. It seemed proportionally bigger and beeifer, but I didn't need that kind of capacity.

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I have the 1000# model. Had a complete 302 on it for 6 months and turned it over a few times during disassembly. If I had it to do over I would have bought the 2k model. The 1k model sags just a little with a fully dressed out engine.
 

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I bought the 1000lb model on sale for $39.00 at HF. Have the 390 sitting on it right now with no problems.
 

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I've used the 1000 lb. stand with a 351W and even rotated it. It worked well, I was a little nervous, but nothing bad happened.
 
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I have my rebuilt 289 on a 1000# H.F. stand right now. It does sag a little since the engine is fully dressed (intake,carb,timing cover,waterpump,headers,valve covers, dist., etc.). I can't complain because it does do the job and it was cheap!
 
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I bought a 750# Allied brand several years ago at Sams for $39 and it has had several small blocks rebuilt on it including spinning many, many times. No problems at all.
 

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As others have said, I have a copy of their 1000# stand that is several years old now. I have had both the 460 from the Mustang and the 400 from Olds (again) hung from it. I have had no problems. The casters suck, but unless you spend a lot more for a stand, that is going to be a common problem. This stand should be just fine.
 
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I bought one and it works well. HOWEVER: After I put it together I welded all of the assembly points. (no reason to tempt fate,EH?)
 
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