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Old 08-28-2007, 01:28 PM
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Engine stand for a 460, and how much weight?

I have called various places (Car Quest, Auto zone, Advanced auto) and they say a 460 big block should work on a 750 lb engine stand. I am woundering how much a 460 weighs, mine is a 1979 460. and the engine stand i am using was my dads when he was 19 (he is in his 50's now) and that stand is a flexing a bit. and i have it proped with a jack under it so it dont break.

I am woundering that so if i go and buy one (like the 750) i dont need to worry about breaking it, because i was told it would work.
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:54 PM
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Whats up, After some looking the majority sites say anywhere from 640 lbs. to 720 lbs. I have 72' 429 sitting on a 1000 lbs capacity stand with no problems at all I got it from Harbor Freight its $54.99 Here is the link for them ...
http://search.harborfreight.com/cpis...d=engine+stand

Here is the Link where i found weights by engine ...
http://gasalley.thetumbleweeds.net/t...ne_weights.htm

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Old 08-28-2007, 08:27 PM
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I have my 460 on one of the 1000lb stands from Northern Tools and it holds it. It has too much motion in it though for my liking. You break a bolt lose and it just bobs up and down for a few minutes. . .kinda scary
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:51 AM
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They do make a 2000lb engine stand. My 460 is pretty precious to me. I would rather pay an extra $60.00 for the security that it is not going to hit the floor. Especially with my foot under It.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:56 AM
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i went the same way. bought a 2000 lb stand. only paid 60 dollars for it on sale
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:58 PM
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i ended up witha 1000 lb one for about $45 at Fleet and farm. It does bob like crazy.
It was hard to turn, but that was because i guess i have it a little off center. But the good news is the exhaust manifolds came out easy! thanks a lot for your information!
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I got mine on a 1000 lbs stand it bobs like crazy so i welded some supports from the base to neck. Helped out a great deal
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Hopefully my 1250lb stand will be 'okay'????
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i went the same way. bought a 2000 lb stand. only paid 60 dollars for it on sale
same here.. wish I had to one with the folding legs..

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I have an ancient Lakewood stand that can be folded for easy carrying. It is rated 1000lbs. I think. I have had a full dress 430 Lincoln on it (roughly 850lbs.) with no problem, only time it really botherd me has been Jaguar engines, the old 4.2L six is a heavy, long hunk of cast iron and the 12 is just plain long. It was advertised when i bought it to carry a full dress 392 hemi.
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