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Question for you engine rebuilders - Just made a change in my life going from a 1963 muscle car to a 1930 Pontiac coupe - stock - My engine stand is good for a 389 - used it for years - but looking at this big "6" I don't know if my stand will support this beast - it's long and heavy - do I need some special stand or will my 1000 lb stand be enough? she will sit in her cradle for now Thank you Chris

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I don't think you would have any problem. A 30's Buick staight 8 with tranny is only about 1100 pounds. Thirty years ago I could pick up the bare block and put it on the bench by myself (wouldn't even try it today...wonder why my back hurts). I can still pull the complete engine out of a 26-32 Pontiac all by myself without a hoist.

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