That engine stand is a joke.. an Rb26 shouldn't weigh 500kg. But perhaps it's made for V engines with all the weight closer to the post. Not a straight 6?
The stand I bought, which you saw was a $50 Gumtree job. Holds the L28 just fine. Ha.
Just a small update, picked up the RB26 today and took a heap of clips, nuts and bolts to get cadmium gold plated. Mostly I had the R33 front caliper bits and also my bonnet hinges. Tomorrow I will take the calipers to get powder coated in gloss black and have the nissan letters pin stripped in white.
I called Just Jap spairs looking gor a RB25 5 speed and they said they only sell new OME gearboxes from Nissan for 3K. I can pick up a 2nd hand one up for $1300 and risk it being damaged but im tempted knowing that I can get a brand new but 3K is a little on the high side. Ill wait after Christmas and see what happens.
So I purchased a 500kg engine stand from super cheap thinking it will hold the engine but I was wrong. As I put the engine on the stand and lowered the hoist the engine fell forward and nearly flipped lol, lucky the engine was still on the hoist. I think the stand needs longer legs to carry the RB weight but hopefully should be ok for the L28 engine to sit on.
So I purchased the RB without the manifold or turbo, computer and wiring. Looking at single turbo and custom manifold, haven't decided on what turbo yet. But I definitely will go down the Haltec elite path. Wiring I will leave to Justin
Love my Caddy Van so useful with plenty of room and strap points.