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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:54 pm 
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There seems to be a bit of a demand for engine stand adaptors for slant engines.

After a bit of work and research I have settled on this design... The design credits go to Jeroen Rothman.

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The benefit of using this design is that the block deck is mounted horizontally, therefore making the head easier to work on.

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It also allows you to work on all areas of the engine uninhibited.

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Due to the way that it has been designed the engine is balanced in the stand now and is very easy to rotate.

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Despite looking flimsy it is rock solid when a fully dressed 1850 engine was mounted to it.

I have been testing it today by removing the head of an 1850 and it was very good.

I can make these and be able to sell them for £35 plus postage each to club members. This takes in to account materials, (steel, welding consumables, gas etc...) and my time. I use thick steel box section hence the expense, anything else will just twist. They take about 2 hours each to make and due to the steel gauge that I am using you do need a good welder and a good weld to make sure that the joints are strong enough.

It would be good to gauge interest with a view to making a batch.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:56 pm 
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Oh and I'll paint them as well!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:12 pm 
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Yes please James I will definitely have one, painted or not! I really need to get my engine on the stand now and mounting in the usual way is not ideal.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:50 pm 
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Yes please, put me down for one as well - painted or not!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:07 pm 
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Ok I'm going to start a spreadsheet! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Hi James

I'll have one too please!

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I made my own version of the same thing out of two thick steel plates and a square setion steel tube. Didn't take long to do and worked an absolute treat.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:32 pm 
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ill have one as well,save me from making it :D :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:44 pm 
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Put me down for one too please.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:31 pm 
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Add me to the list please!


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I never did get around to making one James so put me down for one please. :D

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I never did get around to making one James so put me down for one please. :D
Oooh - does that mean.......another?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:51 am 
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Ok, so I think I have enough interest for the first batch of 10.

I have to prioritise the welding work on DTR first for the NEC so as soon as that's done I'll get on with making them.

In the meantime please keep posting if you want one and I'll keep everyone updated.


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Yes please! No plans yet but just in case...

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One for me please James, Ive got a spare engine I want to rebuild at some point, need to finish the house extension first so no rush.

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