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Engine Stand

Post by mmelton » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:31 pm

Where can I find an engine stand that will safely and reliably hold the GTV6? I see them advertised for small block Chevys, but I doubt that's going to do the trick. Who's got engine stands (cradles) for us, and what, exactly do I ask for?
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Re: Engine Stand

Post by MD » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:43 am

If it will hold the Chev motor it will hold the Alfa one .
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Re: Engine Stand

Post by Murray » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:48 am

Mel I have had perfect results using cheap generic type as seen in the image.You have to find the appropriate bolts with the correct length and/or adjust using washers to make sure your attachment points are solid and don't bottom out in the block's holes.I choose to keep a wooden brace under the motor when not rotating to reduce stress.
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Re: Engine Stand

Post by mmelton » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:00 am

Many thanks, guys.

And Murray, that's one beautiful motor.
Mel Melton
'85 GTV6 (Old Red)
'86 GTV6 (New Red)
'84, '88 Spiders
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