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Another engine stand question

Postby mercaholic » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:56 pm

Not mine but I had a look at this one yesterday.

The Owner claims it was his design but I seem to think I may have seen such elsewhere.   With the drilled bolt holes, I question how much weight it can take but with the race engine on it. it seemed structurally solid.

Does it look familiar?
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Re: Another engine stand question

Postby outboard315 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:00 pm

I seen something similar on Ebay but it had a sleeve for the prop shaft also. My concern would be that those cavitation plates are not very strong and he isn't holding on to much of it. If it slides to one side it will be on the edge.
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Re: Another engine stand question

Postby 49morphew » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:12 pm

To each their own. I personally prefer my motors to be firmly clamped to a stable stand with a broad base, much like if it were clamped on a transom. Nice original or perfectly restored motors have made it too far in life to be knocked over by some unforeseen event in your shop or garage.
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Re: Another engine stand question

Postby kirkp » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:39 pm

Doesn’t appear the stand is that much wider than the motor. Looks sort of top heavy to me.
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Re: Another engine stand question

Postby S.B.Marsden » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:46 pm

I have seen similar style stands, for some reason I believe there was a Wizard stand that held the motor by the lower unit  and there are stands to hold the outdrives from IO's.  Maybe he saw something and did his own version.  I would be worried about being top heavy or pushing it and have a wheel catch on something.
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Re: Another engine stand question

Postby outboard315 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:44 pm

There was a wizard stand that held the cavation plate it was cast and held onto it closer to the lowerunit.
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Re: Another engine stand question

Postby gfgarland » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:04 pm

We used these stands all the time when I sold the engines new at the dealership. Was not a great fan of them but they held the engines OK. Never had one tip over or break anything on the engine, but I much prefer the pedestal style of stand. Useless for anything else but display.
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