I just scored this motor stand from a lady in my neighborhood for $25! The 750lb capacity will be plenty for my Subaru 2 liter.
Next up is a shop crane from Harbor Freight. 20% off coupon will bring that down to about $125. So for $150 I have all the tools I need to lift the motor and begin some work. I might even flip these on Cragslist when I’m done and recoup some of the cost.