How NOT to ship an engine…

Got this engine in today from a third party.   The new owner purchased it from Ebay, and had it shipped here…  Poor packaging at it’s finest..

Just an FYI, a Cardboard Box is NOT enough protection against shipping damages.  Even though this engine was completely gutted, it was still damaged badly…

 

Finding all the broken cooling fins sucks…

 

Along with several broken studs, and many more broken fins, this engine came in looking a bit sad.  Do yourself a favor, and make sure you properly crate your engine when you ship to us…

A complete engine weighs about 155 lbs, and you should have it crated in a plywood box. I like to use a TC Bros Engine Stand, which I can bolt to the crate as well.  Make sure to shim up the bottom of the engine as well, so the weight isn’t resting on the small studs that hold the engine to the engine stand.

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