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Old 11-27-2010, 07:25 AM
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Wooden Transport Cradle for 7.3 engine

Have any Forum members used a wooden transport cradle to haul around a 7.3 engine? I want something simple to use transporting the big engine around and looking to see if anyone has the dimensions for 1. I can't find the actual size of the oil pan for the 7.3 on-line. I am ready to build the transport cradle this morning so I can get the 7.3 to the machine shop to be re-built. TIA, houstonvett

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Old 11-27-2010, 08:17 AM
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I'll be out in the garage later and have one sitting on an engine stand. I'll measure it for ya.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:56 PM
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I'll be out in the garage later and have one sitting on an engine stand. I'll measure it for ya.
Thanks kitchene, for the help. I am thinking 2 X 12s must be used as the 7.3 oil pan is deep to hold all of that oil. I will spend a little money building the box instead of the old tire method, which doesn't work to well when driving in the Houston 500.(fwy traffic in Houston)
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Ok my motor is out of a 2000 E350 van so I don't know if the pan is different or not. The pan itself is 8" from block to the deep part of the pan(back). the motor from front of fan to back of block is about 35", and width is 28". Overall height, not including the dipstick sticking up is about 36" from bottom of the pan to top of the fan. I think the turbo probably sticks up a bit further but it's not on right now so I can say for sure. Hope that helps!
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