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Does anyone know what weight capacity engine stand is needed for the c900 engine and gearbox?

Was thinking of this:
http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...-engine-stands

But maybe I need this:
http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...-engine-stands
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Does anyone know what weight capacity engine stand is needed for the c900 engine and gearbox?

Was thinking of this:
http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...-engine-stands

But maybe I need this:
http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...-engine-stands
I've got one of those bigger ones - I've not tried a c900 engine & box on it, but the biggest issue would seem to be one of how to attach it - it's designed very much for the more "usual" bellhousing-type mounting, with four arms that can move around to pick up on the mountings.

I think you'd probably need to weld up some kind of cradle.

TBH, I'd just get the bigger one. It's not that huge a price difference - 20 - in the grand scheme of things.
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I've got one of those bigger ones - I've not tried a c900 engine & box on it, but the biggest issue would seem to be one of how to attach it - it's designed very much for the more "usual" bellhousing-type mounting, with four arms that can move around to pick up on the mountings.

I think you'd probably need to weld up some kind of cradle.

TBH, I'd just get the bigger one. It's not that huge a price difference - 20 - in the grand scheme of things.
Yes, that was what I was thinking... I'm sure ejenner has a picture somewhere of a B202 engine on a standard engine stand - I'll need to have a trawl through to see if I can find it again and check how he'd attached it.

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An engine and gearbox weighs in the region of 250kg. Tbe gearbox is approx 55kg.
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I'd go for the bigger one because of the extra stability offered by two forward facing legs.
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I have seen an adapter plate locally made that joins up to the engine and then the four arms of the stand are bolted to it. I am currently looking to have someone CAD my 8V engine mount to get the mounting face dimensoins and angles, and maybe come up with a simplified "can make it in the garage type" plan to use the normal suspension points on the engine on a current stand.
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