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Old 02-09-2018, 03:02 PM   #31  
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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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​​​​​​​Thats funny because these are the pics that first gave me the idea to build one of these!
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:18 PM   #32  
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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.
​​​​​​​Doughnut isolator=wheel, right?
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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.
​​​​​​​Hope those are some Grade 8's at least
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​​​​​​​Hope those are some Grade 8's at least
Actually they aren't. I got them at Home Depot. I'll get around to getting some better bolts before I need to tow anything heavy. The hitch is rated at 500# tongue weight which is really conservative IMHO. It's a Horror Fright special.
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Actually they aren't. I got them at Home Depot. I'll get around to getting some better bolts before I need to tow anything heavy. The hitch is rated at 500# tongue weight which is really conservative IMHO. It's a Horror Fright special.
Be careful with big box hardware. Lowe's sells bolts that you would think were quality.

They're grade 2. They snap fast. Check the bolt heads for clarity.
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Be careful with big box hardware. Lowe's sells bolts that you would think were quality.

They're grade 2. They snap fast. Check the bolt heads for clarity.
I have a Fastenal about 1.5 miles from my house. They should have them but I have to remember to go there before 5 pm.
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Haven’t forgotten... just haven’t had the time to get to next step on this thing. I will be sure to post when I do.
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Got a liitle done tonight with the stand. Cut to fit bracing so i could square the heads up. 2 pcs each side- im thinking it going to need gussets where i put arrows- maybe something bigger? Those little flat bars on the sides are a little too flimsy for my taste considering whats going on it... Youll have to excuse the greenish pics. The weight of the motor will pull the two heads together, but they cant go anywhere. It would be any side to side whilst its turning that bothers me.. Squaring the heads...
Gussets or?
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Decided to go for a little more bracing at the bottom...
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Looking good. What the heck! Just a little more steel and welding.
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Looking good. What the heck! Just a little more steel and welding.
We’re talking about my cummins here, lol!
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Hmm, interested. The best one I've seen was a C stand. You bolt the engine in via the motor mount area and then a brace slides over to the other side and bolts in. You cannot rotate the engine though which would be best. agkits has them for the 6bt/4bt but for $2500, no thanks.
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Sorry all, havent had time to work on this thing. But i WILL finish it and make sure i post. Thanks for all your input so far.
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