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Engine stand
« on: 21.03. 2021 21:30 »
Having only been able to find ones suitable for swing arm models I've resorted to knocking up my own.
It will double up as a gearbox stand once I've made an extra bit for it to grab the top mount on the box.
Don't look too closely at the welding, having to use fire extinguisher CO2 for the moment.
Beats balancing the lump on chunks of wood.
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #1 on: 21.03. 2021 21:54 »
Looks the DB's to me Minto. Mind you that's coming from someone who is never going to touch a welder for everyone's safeties sake!
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #2 on: 22.03. 2021 00:52 »
Thanks Jim, I'm just glad it fits and works.
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #3 on: 22.03. 2021 10:21 »
Here's my version. Yours looks Rolls Royce quality compared to mine.

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #4 on: 22.03. 2021 17:53 »
Thanks GB, managed to get out and do some work today, the stand makes it loads easier.
Do you run your engine while it's on that stand? It looks like you have throttle connected and pipes on. You have more faith in yours than I do in mine.
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #5 on: 22.03. 2021 18:05 »
Do you run your engine while it's on that stand? It looks like you have throttle connected and pipes on.
Yes yes yes.... No, it was just mocked up for a photo opportunity

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #6 on: 22.03. 2021 18:35 »
I was wondering how you'd start it with no gearbox attached, I was imagining some kind of Heath Robinson, pedal powered, traction belted, lightning conductor contraption bolted through the timing case.
Oh well!
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #7 on: 04.04. 2021 15:01 »
I looked at several stands for sale figured I could make one cheaper $ 60.00 material everything is adjustable so with different engine brackets would likely work for other engines as well.....makes setting end play etc a lot easier

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #8 on: 04.04. 2021 15:04 »
dont know why the pic is upside down but makes it easier for our Aus readers  *smile*

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #9 on: 04.04. 2021 23:54 »
nice one Minto. i also went through this recently as my a10 (swing arm) is in bits again.
first pic below is the 'original' from the 2016 rebuild, since recycled back to the rubbish it was.
next pic recently made universal adjustable type - should manage the b33 as well.
final version/pics (at RR's suggestion) specifically for the a10 and as it slides into the timing side only so can allow reassembly of the cases. it can tip over on its side eg when fitting the crank etc. this was much harder to make getting the three mount points parallel.
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #10 on: 05.04. 2021 08:56 »
Mike, that last stand looks great, ideal to be able to split the cases and set the crank end float, my motors back on lumps of wood for this job.
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #11 on: 05.04. 2021 09:12 »
This idiot got in on the act

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #12 on: 05.04. 2021 21:07 »
My god, the idiot gets everywhere!!!

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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #13 on: 05.04. 2021 22:32 »
gotta drip sludgy old oil onto something GB.
Jase - well, if you ever need a 'chamber pot'...
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Re: Engine stand
« Reply #14 on: 06.04. 2021 09:48 »
My god, the idiot gets everywhere!!!

We have a contest with some friends for the worst holiday present...they're winning.
What an ugly mug!