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Alpha 1 outdrive stand

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  • Alpha 1 outdrive stand

    Is there a reason I need to build an outdrive stand for my outdrive when I pull it? any reason I cant just lay it on its side?


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    Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

    Won't hurt a thing to lay them down.
    Don S.

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    • #3
      Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

      Originally posted by Lwarden View Post
      Is there a reason I need to build an outdrive stand for my outdrive when I pull it? any reason I cant just lay it on its side?
      Ayuh,... They just take up less floor space stood up,...

      Bein' un-vented, you can stand 'em upside-down if ya like....
      Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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      • #4
        Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

        Laying on its side just makes it a bit harder to work on...
        The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100' below...



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        • #5
          Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

          I use a Black & Decker "Workmate" bench. With the prop removed, the whole unit fits nicely.

          I've got a second one which I use if I seperate the upper, again, being adjustable it works well to hold/work on.
          "There never was a great man yet who spent all his life inland." Hermann Melville

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          • #6
            Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

            when I pull my 5.7 ltr engine will it mount up to an engine stand? Id really like to put it on a stand to make it easier to work on. Change plugs/ touch up the paint etc...

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            • #7
              Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

              Originally posted by Lwarden View Post
              when I pull my 5.7 ltr engine will it mount up to an engine stand? Id really like to put it on a stand to make it easier to work on. Change plugs/ touch up the paint etc...
              It will bolt to a stand if you remove the flywheel cover, coupler and flywheel.
              Don S.

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              • #8
                Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

                Thanks Don! thats what I needed to know, appreciate it!

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