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Old 06-30-2022, 07:33 AM   #1
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Engine stand

A question for those who have rebuilt an M96: what did you use for an engine stand?
I am all for buying tools--especially special tools--when they facilitate a repair and have future use. But an $800 adapter seems a bit excessive to allow the engine to flip on the stand for piston and intermediate shaft insertion.
Did you build your own? Borrow?
I certainly have friends who could make one, but that's a serious imposition.

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Old 06-30-2022, 07:49 AM   #2
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While the Porsche mounting adaptor is very nice, it is not a requirement, any adjustable engine stand can work.
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks, JFP.
I did use one for disassembly, but it was ...interesting... getting the IMS out.
I was also worried about breaking a boss.
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Old 06-30-2022, 08:08 PM   #4
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I paid $50 for a used (Big Red?). Have had 2 engines on it and pulled the IMS on the second engine, that is still on the stand. There is a picture at the beginning of this thread.
So... I have this spare engine.
I have since modified the stand with 2 wheels at the front in place of the single caster in the photo... much easier to move and more stable. The modified version is pictured in post #12.

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