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  • Be careful out there people...I was lucky

    Ok long story short. My old man and I were pulling the engine on my boat when it was nice last weekend. We used the bucket loader. Had the engine out in about 45 min. I used my cradle assembly that I made which makes it easy to pull it out without taking the blower off. It also acts as a roll bar..hehe(I laugh now). Well we get the blown big block chevy on the engine stand which is way to top heavy to start with. I wanted to shore up the front of the sagging engine and put a block of wood under it. So my old man got a jack and starting jacking the front of the engine up, well once the weight got off of it, it rolled over on the engine stand and I got out of the way just in time. The cradle hit the ground acting as a roll bar. If it was not there I would have had a broken blower and smashed bugcatcher.

    The next thing I did was clean my shorts and made an engine stand brace.


    Here is the cradle I made that saved the engine and I think my arm.




    Here is the engine stand brace that bolts to the stringer mounts.
    Miller Dynasty 300DX
    HTP MIG 240
    HTP 380 Plasma

    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    South Bend Lathe
    Etc. Etc....
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  • #2
    I am glad you and your father did not get injured.
    Nick

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    • #3
      Close call. We can never be too careful.

      By the way, nice looking engine; what model boat?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Petron View Post
        Close call. We can never be too careful.

        By the way, nice looking engine; what model boat?
        77 Nordic Jet 18FT. Take the link:
        http://www.tjsperformance.com/blowerEFI.htm
        Miller Dynasty 300DX
        HTP MIG 240
        HTP 380 Plasma

        Bridgeport Milling Machine
        South Bend Lathe
        Etc. Etc....
        tjsperformance.com

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        • #5
          close ones they happen all the time. they have happened to me once or twicebut its good to kno that ur all right

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