Engine Stands

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Karl Kombi
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Engine Stands

Post by Karl Kombi » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:22 am

Does anyone have any opinions about a 3 or 4 arm engine stand yoke vs. a two arm yoke with regard to properly supporting the engine case? It obviously seems that the "more arms the better" for surface area support, but the cost difference is obviously significant. I'll wait for the experts' opinions... ;)

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Re: Engine Stands

Post by Six Volt » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:34 pm

It's probably overkill, but I bought this yoke. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... ?id=606308

I paired it with one of the better four legged stands from Harbor Freight.
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Re: Engine Stands

Post by Karl Kombi » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:11 pm

Thanks, Sean! That's the least expensive 4-arm yoke I've seen. :)

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Re: Engine Stands

Post by TRL » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Yeah. Definetly just buy that or similar yoke. I remember seeing a 3 arm one around the samba for $75 that fits in a generic harbor freight style stand. Check the samba i guess.
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Re: Engine Stands

Post by Karl Kombi » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:24 pm

Thanks Rick, for your supporting view on the more substantial yoke. I already have the 4-legged HF-style stand.

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