My Engine will be arriving within the next week or so, and that give me time to built a stand for it. So when it comes I'm all set for it and then I can start breaking it down.. I'm more of a timber guy and homedepot is not that far away.. I'd like to stay with wood since it's easier to tear down when i'm done. I'm looking for a simple diagram with measurements and any shopping list.. Pictures will help also.
I don't have a picture but I did find an engine stand at one of the tool places, maybe Tool Town that sells cheap Chinese made tools. It is made of angle irons t with 4 casters and 4 uprights (about a foot long). The lip of the top of the engine pan sits on these 4 uprights and a strap is provided to keep the engine from tipping over. I am sure that it has no brand name, but if I can find the paper work, I will add more info. later if you need it. I think it was about $50 or so.
Paul in Tacoma
For storage it's great especially with casters but for actual work beyond pulling the cyl. head & hogs head it's in the way + once the pans off it's near useless. You need to be able to attach it to the block and be able to rotate it for it to really be useful as a re-build stand.
I agree with Charlie. I bit the bullet a couple of years ago and bought the adapter to put a T engine on a regular engine stand. I could kick myself for not doing it years earlier!
The stands for storing engines and the ones for working on engines are two different animals. If you're going to be working on T engines, you need both types.
I should have said, "...are two different animals, but both are called engine stands."