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Home Depot as great plastic boxes. HD! Black box and yellow lid.
Have used them before, great!
Might have to remove sump as too wide. No way a wood crate for less....

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Thanks,Alberto. I'll look into it.
I'd rather have a crate that will take a fully assembled engine.
 

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I recently bought a Uline crate to ship a block in. Super easy to put together and very sturdy. I went with the standard crate but you might need something a little larger. The crate I bought could have handled the weight but not sure about the dimensions: https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-9921/Wood-Crates/Wood-Crate-24-x-20-x-20

https://www.uline.com/Grp_408/Wood-Crates?pricode=WL965&utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=uline crate&utm_campaign=Boxes, Corrugated&AdKeyword=uline crate&AdMatchtype=e&&msclkid=d414174eb47219a64bec4ad4faee5154&gclid=CIT1mtG8iOUCFVXhDQodXN0KEw&gclsrc=ds

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I just built a crate for a 1750 engine. I found a wooden pallet and used 3/4 plywood (2 - 4x8 sheets) and 2x4 to construct the crate. The wood was purchased from Home Depot for $85 including a hold down strap and "I" bolts. I measure the size of the engine without a water pump and used the following dimensions:

Top 21 1/2 inches
Bottom 20 x 27 inches
Sides (2) 27 x 26 inches
Ends (2) 21 1/2 x 27 inches

2x4 (4) 26 inches

4' x 4' plywood sheet attached to the pallet for strength

drilled holes for "i" bolts and used a strap to hold down the engine.

I have built several engine crates, transmission crates and differential crates and had no problems. I once had UPS package a transmission and it suffered a broken bell housing. I will never send any heavy part using a paper box.
 

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I've shipped engines coast to coast through the USPO for less than $250..including flywheel and intakes.. not exhaust manifold. Receiver couldn't believe it wa possible. It helps if it apart but it is really kind of a challenge I relish. I realize this might not wet your whistle but it really is a simple way to do it if you are retired. My bathroom scale has had a workout. Uncle
 

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The shipping cost using a freight company is not that expensive but, I do not want to send a bare engine on a pallet without protection. The engines (102 2000 Spider engine, 750 Veloce engine, 1750 engine and 2L Alfetta engine) that I have sent were rebuilt and ready to run. I rebuilt the 102 2000 Spider engine for fun in the 1970's and sent it to New York State.
 

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I went to Home Depot and they cut the plywood to the dimensions and was able to use 2 1/2" wood screws to put the box together. Good luck
 

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I've got all the tools and a shop to build a crate. I don't have an 105 engine on the floor to build to.
 

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I am prepping to ship some transmissions that I want to re;use the crates. So this week I'll be talking w/carpenters that hopefully can fill the request. Any suggestions from you that have chimed in? I'd appreciate any suggestions. Even humor :grin2:
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I've got all the tools and a shop to build a crate. I don't have an 105 engine on the floor to build to.
Without the oil pan, a 1750 motor runs 23" L x 19.5 H x 14 W (with breather removed from valve cover). The oil pan is 21" L x 18" W x 7" H. If you split the oil pan I think it would all fit in a 24" x 20" x 20" crate.
 

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Without the oil pan, a 1750 motor runs 23" L x 19.5 H x 14 W (with breather removed from valve cover). The oil pan is 21" L x 18" W x 7" H. If you split the oil pan I think it would all fit in a 24" x 20" x 20" crate.
Thanks, that's a big help if/when I build the crate myself.
 

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I have a 105 Giulia Super engine and it is one inch shorter than the 1750 engine. The difference is the block height. The crate I made for the 1750 engine should fit. The breather was removed from the valve cover.
 
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