I am getting ready to take the engine out of my '26 Fordor and open 'er up. Can someone provide me with a drawing of a functional wood engine stand that I can make in my shop? I made the below engine stand for my last rebuild in 2010 and, while it was workable, the sides made it difficult to work on the engine. I would like to have a drawing of one without the side rails to give me easier access to the engine. Jim Patrick
maybe not what you need, but a nice little storage stand as described in period literature.
Use the keyword search and enter 'engine stand'. In next field change or to and and search for about 600 days. You will find what you need.
Why not use an ordinary engine stand?
I use head bolts to fasten two of the arms on an ordinary engine stand to the water inlet, then remove the other two arms and use bent threaded rod, washers and nuts to fasten to two of the oil pan bolt holes:
For this type of search on the MTFCA forum, I like to do it via Google images:
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=site:mtfca.com+%22engine+sta nd%22&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=nXUCUrmYBon OyAGpmIGoBQ&biw=1278&bih=702&sei=n3UCUvTSC8m8yAGg3YDYDg#bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=2f5 a20aa96659453&hl=en&q=site:mtfca.com+%22engine+stand%22&rls=en&sa=1&tbm=isch&um= 1
You'll see a some wooden stands scattered among the metal stands.
You see a few
This is the one I built out of leftovers. Working just fine. I set the whole cradle on 2 dollies from Harbor Freight. The bottom holds parts and the cradle is long enough to hold the trans as well.
For some reason, my link doesn't work when I post it.
Go to Google images and and put the following in the search box:
site:mtfca.com "engine stand"
I do exactly what Roger Karlsson does. The engine stand isn't much more than lumber and lag bolts. I'm thinking $50 range? And then you can go from level to nose down as needed and also roll it out of the way.
Here's a picture of one of my T blocks in a regular engine stand fastened with two head bolts and two bent pieces of threaded rod: