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    Default 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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    Default Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

    Won't hurt a thing to lay them down.
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    Default Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

    Quote 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,...

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    Default Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

    Laying on its side just makes it a bit harder to work on...

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    Default 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.
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    Default 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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    Default Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

    Quote 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.
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    Default Re: Alpha 1 outdrive stand

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

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