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GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: March 14, 2014 11:54AM

Some of you may know I was building GM factory engine stands a year or so ago,sold them for $300 ea and took me a day and 1/2 to make one and after material and time made no profit for my time so quit making them,I have been getting a lot of Inquires about them lately,So I took one to my welder/Fabricator guy down the street to get a price to make these,He has a commercial material ACCT and can get material cheaper and he is faster than I am building/welding stuff.
These stands are wonderful for working on corvair power packs,once on the stand you can remove the trans only,or the complete trans axle,there is a sliding support to let you change the bell housing easily,or slide the support to the other end and you can remove the oil pump housing,running a new engine on the stand is easy as well.

So I am hoping to be able to offer these in the $250-$280 range (will know in a few days) + actual Shipping,My Question is: How many would be interested in this tool at the estimated price? Just wanting to get an Idea if its worth my time to do this? Thanks for any Input?





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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: March 14, 2014 11:59AM

I would love to have one, to just have one, but not right now. What if you made up plans and sold them? Just a thought.

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 14, 2014 01:01PM

Dave, I would take one for sure! Please let me know!

Thanks!!!!!

Nick
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Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: John Luscinski ()
Date: March 14, 2014 01:37PM

I think the biggest question Dave is what you need? To get that engine up in the air and attach the legs on to it. Do we need another tool to do that.. Suggestion maybe do a You Tube of the process for on how that is down.

I like the idea that you are offering this. If I had the room and another engine or engines that I am never going to work on like you do. I think that this would be a very informative video as well as a good cheap advertising on this. I DO like the engine stand!!

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: MonzaDave ()
Date: March 14, 2014 02:07PM

I'll take one.

Dave Keillor
Rochester, MN

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: 52bagman ()
Date: March 14, 2014 04:40PM

Dave with where I live, WV, the shipping would kill me. Shoot Dave I'll give you $50 for a good working drawing and materials list.

Sam C. Saunders,Pt. Pleasant WV
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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: JamesD ()
Date: March 14, 2014 07:44PM

52bagman Wrote:
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> Shoot Dave I'll give you $50
> for a good working drawing and materials list.

Okay, $50 to shoot Dave. How much for the drawing and BOM?

Punctuation saves lives.

James
'65 Corsa 4-speed, '65 Corsa V8                                                       Santa Clarita, CA.
“I may not always drive a car, but when I do, I prefer a Corvair.  Stay loose, my friends.”

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: JamesD ()
Date: March 14, 2014 07:50PM

Okay, I have shot Dave.



Your move.

James
'65 Corsa 4-speed, '65 Corsa V8                                                       Santa Clarita, CA.
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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: March 14, 2014 08:14PM

Thats not Dave, no hat or plaid shirt---you shot an imposter

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: MonzaDave ()
Date: March 15, 2014 05:09AM

Earlier, I said I'd buy a stand. However, after reviewing my finances, I'm going to have to back out. So, take me off the "I'll buy one" list. Sorry.

Dave Keillor
Rochester, MN

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: March 15, 2014 05:27AM

That won't hold a 409,

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: March 15, 2014 05:38AM

I would take one Dave.

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: March 15, 2014 05:51AM

John Luscinski Wrote:
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> I think the biggest question Dave is what you
> need? To get that engine up in the air and attach
> the legs on to it. Do we need another tool to do
> that.. Suggestion maybe do a You Tube of the
> process for on how that is down.
>
> I like the idea that you are offering this. If I
> had the room and another engine or engines that I
> am never going to work on like you do. I think
> that this would be a very informative video as
> well as a good cheap advertising on this. I DO
> like the engine stand!!
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The GM jack or the HF jack with Cradle will jack up the power pack high enough so you can slide the stand under the engine,,also the legs will come off so the stand will ship flat,I have 5 of these in my Shop with Engines on all of them at the moment,I sit on my roller seat and can roll around the engine to work on.

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 15, 2014 06:51AM

Hey Dave, please list the height to the top of the engine stand so that I/we can measure to ensure our jacks will be able to lift the powerpack high enough to reach.

If that works out, then I would like to be added to the list of buyers.

Thanks...Dean

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside V8 - YELLOW - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: March 15, 2014 06:55AM

Dean,if your jack does not go High enough you can cut the legs down and lower the stand thumbs up But I will get a measurement later.

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: Autoxer62 ()
Date: March 18, 2014 01:16PM

Looks pretty useful, I've been thinking about a run stand of some sort. Easy enough to cut the legs down, I would say.

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 18, 2014 03:27PM

Some of youz guys may want to look into a simple Harbor Freight cable hoist. They have some simple ones that will lift the whole unipack up on Moto's stand quite easily. 440-lb $99. 1320-lb $159. Just need a place to hang the hoist from.
I don't hand lift engines any more. Even with a buddy to help!

Corventure Dave

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: March 18, 2014 04:13PM

corventure Dave Wrote:
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> I don't hand lift engines any more. Even with a
> buddy to help!


I make my wife help me!

Dave

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: MichaelM ()
Date: March 19, 2014 09:34AM

Dean,
Great looking Rampie!

Michael

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Re: GM Engine Stand Survey? Your Input wanted?
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: March 19, 2014 09:43AM

You know I want one but also let me know ont the Cradle please.

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