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tasswipe

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Engine stand
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:27:11 PM »
Can anyone supply me with a 4dp engine stand please?

ybk

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 06:51:12 AM »
It's fairly easy to make one yourself if you have some spare time. I used some aluminium flatbar laid double for strength, drilled some holes and used some washers for spacers to get everything aligned. Works surprisingly well.


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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 10:58:52 AM »
Good idea. It would be even more stable if you triangulated the rear mount with 2 struts per side
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tasswipe

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 01:57:03 PM »
Good idea

ybk

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 08:48:42 PM »
Good idea. It would be even more stable if you triangulated the rear mount with 2 struts per side

The engine completes the triangulation so it's pretty stable as is, unless I misunderstood where you want to put the strut?  :)

The other advantage is it just flat packs when you're done so doesn't take a whole lot of space like one of these for example : (although one like this would be nice as well... :P)

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 08:27:27 AM »

The other advantage is it just flat packs when you're done so doesn't take a whole lot of space like one of these for example : (although one like this would be nice as well... :P)

Maybe I should have a word with my neighbour, last night saw a coffee table he made from scratch using box section tube and a glass top incorporating an air-cooled VW Beetle engine when he was idle over the Xmas break. Owes me a few favours so a stand could be a good idea  (-P)
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 10:10:31 AM »
It's fairly easy to make one yourself if you have some spare time. I used some aluminium flatbar laid double for strength, drilled some holes and used some washers for spacers to get everything aligned. Works surprisingly well.



I meant triangulate from the rear engine mount towards the end of the bottom plate (i.e. next to the piston on the picture)
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 08:47:57 PM »
The engine acts as a stressed member, like a Ducati engine/frame.
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