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Those will be fun when you trip over them. But then you're probably not as clumsy as I am.
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The way I understand his concept is that he is going to mount plates to the factory engine mounts on the block. Then these plates will mount to the two stands as if it was in the frame of the truck.


OP Please correct me if I am misunderstanding the concept.
That would be exactly what I was planning.
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weld brace in where blue line is. insert a wedge underneath and it brings it up even...

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Since the heads of the stands are angled I'm assuming you have plans to straighten them out some how? Otherwise bolting the engine to the stands is not going to work.

regarding above mentioned problem... tell me if you all think this will work. Excuse the crudeness of my drawing, hopefully you get the jist...
unbolted the stand and slid it back until it was level. if I put a wedge under it and a metal brace where the blue line is, think it will work? do it to the other side, and there ya go... even steven right?
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Got it, but how do you then rotate the engine ? front to back, vs longitudinally ? that seems a bit scary to me.


Very interested in this project, either way.

With the outrigger wheels, it will be wider than the motor is long, so no tipping. that's what I'm going for anyway.
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With the outrigger wheels, it will be wider than the motor is long, so no tipping. that's what I'm going for anyway.
Cool. Make sure you develop some sort of safety into those pivots. An emergency brake of sorts, so it can't wizz out of contol as you're rotating it.


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Here is some pictures of an engine stand I made a few years ago, it's rotatable.

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That's a lot of weight to hang on those 4 bolts!
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That's a lot of weight to hang on those 4 bolts!
The two lifting eyelets on top of the head use less than those 4 bolts. All big diesel engines locate an engine just like that on the stand for rebuild.
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That's a lot of weight to hang on those 4 bolts!
That's the first thing I said to myself, but then I did the math, and its only 300 lbs per screw. Shear wouldn't be an issue, just pullout.

I wouldn't set my sleeping bag under it, though
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Originally Posted by OVERTORQUED View Post

weld brace in where blue line is. insert a wedge underneath and it brings it up even...




regarding above mentioned problem... tell me if you all think this will work. Excuse the crudeness of my drawing, hopefully you get the jist...
unbolted the stand and slid it back until it was level. if I put a wedge under it and a metal brace where the blue line is, think it will work? do it to the other side, and there ya go... even steven right?
Can you run the steel perpendicular to your blue line instead? Just thinking with that doughnut isolator compressing on one side it wouldn’t be good.
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That's a lot of weight to hang on those 4 bolts!
It's steady as a rock!
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It's steady as a rock!
I don't feel so bad about using 4 x 5/8 bolts on my trailer hitch then. Seems like a high pucker factor to my inexperienced eyes.
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Cool. Make sure you develop some sort of safety into those pivots. An emergency brake of sorts, so it can't wizz out of contol as you're rotating it.


Btw......what's ya got under the tarp???

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​​​​​​​Safety device, will do. Under the tarp? 1937 Chrysler Royal that we restoring...
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