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Best way to transport engine in a pickup truck??


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Anyone have any suggestions how I should do this? Should I build a

cradle for it? Simply use tie downs to balance it? Or just lay it on a

side? I'm only going a short distance (less than 2 miles) on surface

streets, and will be renting a uhaul truck to transport it to my

mechanic.

Thanks

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Build a frame for the base with outriggers. Probably not necessary to drop it off, but you'll want it when you pick it up, and it looks all nice. Don't forget to cut a notch fot the oil plug.

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I just use a tie-down strap to hold it on, and it makes a convienient $0 engine stand if you need to store it too :)

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When I shipped my engine 400 miles via common carrier, I used a combination of home-made cradle like Matt's picture and fastened that to a free firewood pallet like Patrick suggests.

Drain the oil first.

For a 2-mile trip, the tire and straps are all you need. You can carry it in a car trunk this way, save yourself the cost and hassle of renting the truck.

-Jerry

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2x6's with 2x4's lag bolted to the bottoms, then added casters at all 4 corners - made it real easy to move the engine around.

If you shave one of the end 2x6's down a little, it's possible to bolt a trans to the motor and still lift both out of the cradle while still bolted together.

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Sounds silly, but use a milk crate. Milk crates seem to be designed with an M10 oil pan in mind - it fits in (motor upright) like a glove ;) Cinch it up with some ratchet straps and you're ready to rock.

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