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Engine stand

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:27 pm
by johnu
I'm sure I saw a sketch for and engine stand for the b50 engine on this website somewhere but I have searched and not come up with anything. Is there such a sketch on here somewhere?

Re: Engine stand

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:33 pm
by minetymenace
The search box at the top right of your screen produces a host of topics ...."Engine Stand" and a quick scan reveals this topic.

Everything is here, you just have to look!

Re: Engine stand

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:09 am
by johnu
minetymenace wrote: Fri May 22, 2020 9:33 pm The search box at the top right of your screen produces a host of topics ...."Engine Stand" and a quick scan reveals this topic.

Everything is here, you just have to look!
Yup I did that exact search but lots of non relevent posts came up, thanks for the link.

Re: Engine stand

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:34 am
by SteveS
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Hi

I found the type that locates on the front and bottom engine mount very adaptable, plus the one below has the benefit of being able to rotate.
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Unit Single Engine Stand
Unit Single Engine Stand
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If you need any dimensions let me know.
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I believe some people have used part of a damaged frame to form the main tube and then welded on the the base parts to get it to rotate.

Re: Engine stand

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:21 am
by Momus
Serious?

That might be good for a display.

A proper engine stand needs to be able to rotate like a spit not a merry go round.

Easier to use the traditional wooden rectangles for building than a stand.

Re: Engine stand

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:26 pm
by SteveS
Hi Momu

I've found the stand very useful; rebuilt several unit single motors over the years using it. :thumb

I guess a stand that rotates
like a spit
could be useful although I can't think of an assembly sequence that would be better in a rotated position?

Re: Engine stand

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 12:52 am
by johnu
Got my work stand built up. My boy did the welding, he is getting better al the time.
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Re: Engine stand

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 6:01 pm
by Momus
SteveS wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 12:26 pm Hi Momu

I've found the stand very useful; rebuilt several unit single motors over the years using it. :thumb

I guess a stand that rotates
like a spit
could be useful although I can't think of an assembly sequence that would be better in a rotated position?
Unless I'm working on car engines I forsake stands altogether. Most professional bike mechanics I know use the trusty old wooden rectangles.

Loading the crank into the case is one operation where you get good results with the cases horizontal; fitting gear boxes is another.

Re: Engine stand

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:37 pm
by twinshocker
I have this one for all my engines

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one arm can be adjusted to fit different engines and the whole thing can be fixed at different angles. An oil pan is also included