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Old 08-12-2019, 06:29:04 PM
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Default Engine Stand for 671 Detroit Diesel

I'm getting ready to overhaul my Detroit, and I am looking for a suitable engine stand. If anyone knows of one in Southern California, for reasonable money (looking at used), I'd be grateful for the lead. It doesn't have to be pretty, just functional.

Besides being of sufficient capacity, is there anything in particular I need to look for to bolt my engine up to one of these?

Think this one might work?
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...955051875.html

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Default Re: Engine Stand for 671 Detroit Diesel

IMHO the base on that one is way, way too small. I've had a small engine try to go over when the stand couldn't balance it. If a 6-71 starts to tilt, just run for your life.
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Default Re: Engine Stand for 671 Detroit Diesel

I was going to say what Pegasus told you. In my opinion, base has to be at least as long as engine, and at least 2x width on each side. You KNOW that engine is VERY heavy - over 1 ton! No way you are stopping it if it starts to go when you are straining on a stuck bolt.

I prefer something rated double weight of what I am working on That way, if I have to jump on a cheater, the impact load stays well below safe load.

Perhaps you can weld up your own? 6" x 4" x 1/2" with gusseted corners is where I would start. If you want to make your own, there are people here who can fine tune my rough calculation-- Just ask.
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I think the one in the ad is bigger than it appears, but I have requested measurements from the seller to be sure. A big straight six gets mounted sideways in a stand, rather than end on as with a car or pickup engine. So one concern is having enough clearance to turn the engine over to work on the bottom...
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Heavy duty engine stand
I tried to post a thread of an engine stand, but it didn't work. I may try again.

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Default Re: Engine Stand for 671 Detroit Diesel

Here's the seller's reply to my query:

"Hi Keith the stand is 48 long x 39" wide from rotational shaft to floor 40" shaft to frame 32" had this stand custom made for rebuilding

lrfyl engines 855 cummins, l10, m`11 cummins it will handle 3000 lb engines Thanksf your interst Larry"

Definitely bigger than it first appeared in the photos. If it can swing an 855, it should work for a 671. I'll get some measurements off my engine to check.

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