Go Back   Corvette Forum > C1 & C2 Corvettes, 1953 - 1967 > C1 & C2 Corvettes
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Albums Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ
Search
C1 & C2 Corvettes
General C1 Corvette & C2 Corvette Discussion, Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Project Builds, Restorations Sponsored by
Flaming River
Industries

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
Dr L-88
CF Senior Member
 
Dr L-88's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: Richmond Kentucky
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?

Thanks,
Rex
Dr L-88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
JohnZ
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Location: Washington Michigan
Default

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.
Attached Images
 
JohnZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
Hitch
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!

 
Hitch's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2002
Location: Clayton NC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnZ View Post
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.

Click the image to open in full size.
Hitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 08:33 PM   #4
Black_Magic
CF Senior Member
CI 2-3-4-5-6-7-9-10-11 Vet
CI 4-5-7-9-10-11 Car Show Winner

 
Black_Magic's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2000
Location: St. Louis MO
Default

Got mine here ===> Click Here

George

Click the image to open in full size.
Black_Magic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
Dr L-88
CF Senior Member
 
Dr L-88's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: Richmond Kentucky
Default

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.
Dr L-88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 09:47 PM   #6
Hitch
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!

 
Hitch's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2002
Location: Clayton NC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr L-88 View Post
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.
Hitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 09:25 AM   #7
jcapps
CF Senior Member

 
jcapps's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2006
Location: Woodland Hills CA
Default

Have used these for years and just bought modified another set for an ls motor
jcapps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 09:56 AM   #8
Shurshot
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2005
Location: Lake Wylie SC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
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



Doug
Shurshot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 12:32 PM   #9
Dr L-88
CF Senior Member
 
Dr L-88's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: Richmond Kentucky
Default

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.

Rex
Dr L-88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 01:09 PM   #10
jim lockwood
CF Senior Member
 
jim lockwood's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr L-88 View Post
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).

Jim
jim lockwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2009, 05:41 PM   #11
Dr L-88
CF Senior Member
 
Dr L-88's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: Richmond Kentucky
Default

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
Dr L-88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C1 & C2 Corvettes, 1953 - 1967 > C1 & C2 Corvettes
Reload this Page Engine / trans cradle
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1982, c6, caster, corvette, cradle, dolly, engine, engines, ls, motofeet, mount, pallet, photos, review, trans


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I want to drop an LT5 engine into a 1989 convertible… Corvettes White C4 ZR-1 Discussion 43 07-07-2011 04:51 AM
C6 PARTS & TECH NEWS 09-02-05 NEW INFORMATION CorvettePartsBob Ken's Newsletters 12 12-04-2005 12:59 PM
WTT my 98 vette,w 33k +cash for your Z06 flynbya2 C5 Corvettes for Sale 13 03-15-2005 05:03 AM
Instructions on engine pulling? phxscooby101 C4 Tech/Performance 43 01-09-2005 02:05 AM
HELP - loose metallic noise resonating from engine into exhaust at deceleration??? DSchaefe C5 Tech 30 12-21-2003 04:18 PM
C5 engine removal. Heretic C5 Tech 9 09-09-2003 05:03 PM
C-3 Chassis Flex TPIShark C3 Tech/Performance 89 12-23-2002 03:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 AM.


Emails & Password Backup

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2