How about we post pictures of our various self-built engine stands, with dimensions, as a quick reference point for others to get ideas when they want to make one.
Older photos, no dimensions, but pretty self-explanatory. Built in an evening from a 2x6, some scrap OSB and three castors.
two x fours 15minutes
Here are some from past threads. Many with plans and dimensions:
Also of you do a google image search for:
"engine stands site:http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/" (copy and paste everything between the "'s)
you will find literally hundreds photos of Model T engine stands.
Standard T frame only, engine stand.
(No, I didn't cut up a good frame up)
Since those pics were made; hood, battery tray and a mini gas tank have been added.
James, is that a honda C-70 behind there? These stands are inspiring. I have been wanting a good welding project.
No Sir. You wont find any Japanese bikes in my shop. ;-)
That's a 1958 Ariel. A British police patrolman's motorcycle with tube radio. Only example in North America (as far as we know)
Now, back to those T engine stands............
HHmmmmmm, they sure look similar. Very cool. Sorry for the drift.
I am not sure what everybody is calling an engine stand. An engine stand to me is one that I can rotate the engine and work on it. Not one to mount the engine and look at it or store it.
The parts house ones work great, I just built an adapter plate to attache the engine to the stand and I can rotate it in a full 360 degree circle. Sure makes it easy to do a full overhaul. Do not have any pictures handy.
I agree with you. If you can't rotate the engine 360% what are they for????
I plan on building a few that will be stackable. I have too many T engines sitting around taking up space that are not good enough to run, but too nice to stick outside in the elements.
I agree that a rotating engine stand is great for rebuilding but after it's done it's nice to also have a run-in stand like the ones pictured. I've made both no pictures that I can find quickly.
All part of tinkering with the model T.
Think Run test stand, used for starting and running an engine.
Here's mine. Already had a sawn in half front cross member with 2 short lengths of frame attached. Welded back together and added square tubing and castors.
This stand is very simple and easy to make. Photo does not show all, but can be imagined.
I made ​​my wood, nice quiet matter, l does not echo.
John, my sons have one similar to yours with some fairly large wheels that they hook behind a 3 wheel golf cart. They use it at swap meets to haul engines to the trailer. They also have a seat that can be put on the stand to haul a third person around if needed at a swap meet.
Here are the 2 that I have:
The one on the left came with an engine I purchased and I built the other. Using 2x6 lumber gives you more leeway on the placement of the pan arms and you do not need to bolt them down.
I made an adapter for mine so the pivot can be moved. Set it between two and three for just the engine,
or back between three and four for the engine with transmission.
Steve, I like it!