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Old 04-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Engine / trans cradle

Several months ago I asked if anyone made a cradle / dolly that would hold and engine and transmission together. Someone replied that a company in Texas (I think) made such an animal. Now I can't find that post. So..................would someone be kind enough to chime in and tell me who makes such a contraption?

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Old 04-15-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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I use a pair of "Motofeet" bolted to a pallet with casters on it to hold the engine and transmission; easy to roll around and store out of the way.
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I use a pair of "Motofeet" bolted to a pallet with casters on it to hold the engine and transmission; easy to roll around and store out of the way.
Yep that one works great. I mounted the wheels directly to mine to save space when it wasn't in use.

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Got mine here ===> Click Here

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All those look great and very simple yet efficient. However, it seems that without the trans supported, it puts an inordinate amount of stress on the engine mount bosses on the block. Maybe I'm being paranoid about this.
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All those look great and very simple yet efficient. However, it seems that without the trans supported, it puts an inordinate amount of stress on the engine mount bosses on the block. Maybe I'm being paranoid about this.
I think that you are being paranoid.
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Have used these for years and just bought modified another set for an ls motor
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I think that you are being paranoid.


It does have the "look" to be hard on things but it is really all a matter of balance and center of gravity

If you are really uptight about it and if you are going to leave it in one place for a while just make a ground support for the tail-shaft.

Those dolly supports you are looking can be had for about 75 bucks at Summit.

I use them a lot more than I wish I was using them



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Old 04-16-2009, 12:32 PM   #9
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OK, you all convinced me. I just bought a Moto feet. Will add casters when I get it. Hope to store my original 327 and Muncie 4 speed on it while the ZL-1 is playing in the engine compartment in my 67.

Thanks for everyone's help and advice.

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All those look great and very simple yet efficient. However, it seems that without the trans supported, it puts an inordinate amount of stress on the engine mount bosses on the block. Maybe I'm being paranoid about this.
Rex, I have one of these gizmos and the engine, bellhousing, clutch, and transmission really will balance nicely.

However, I'm paranoid about the same stress that you are. So, when I "park" the stored engine, I run a small scissor jack underneath the trans tail shaft support and let it take some of the load (off my mind).

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Old 04-17-2009, 05:41 PM   #11
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Moto feet arrived today................looks like it'll do the job.

Now, here is what I was looking for........................


http://www.prorollers.com/eng_transmission_stands.html
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