Well Ruth and I got back from our driving marathon first to LA and El Mirage and then to Conn. and back about a week and a half ago. I've been very anxious to get back to work on the lakester, but first had to take care of a few loose ends. Sparky and I both bought wrecked 98/99 chevy/gmc vans for their vortex engines, overdrive transmissions and other usable parts last year. I had taken the engine and transmission out of Sparky's and down to him last year, but still had the body and frame. Hooley wanted the front of the frame for a '47 or '48 COE (cab over engine) chevy he is building to haul the stude on a ramp back. I wanted the rear of the frame for another project. I got the body off of that one one down to a friend's junk yard and then got the frame stuck in all the snow there. Hooley and a friend came the other day and we got it out of the snow and back to my shop and cut it in half and he headed back to OK with his parts.
Right before he got here I had to pull the engine transmission from the other one so that I could give the transmission (4L60E) to a friend in exchange for a 4L80E he had. My shop was getting crowded with other engines and transmissions I had around, so I decided to make a stand to free up some room.
I built this stand that stores 4 engines and 2 transmission in the space of 2 engines for about $125 in two days and thought that it might be something someone else might want to do, so I put the build pictures on my site..............http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/techinfo/4%20Engine%202%20Trans%20Stand.html
I hope that these might help someone else that has the same problem.
Happy New Year,