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Bill Lawless
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Re: Silly?

#16 Post by Bill Lawless » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:27 pm

Thanks all...
It's interesting seeing how everybody solved this problem given what they have to work with!!

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Re: Silly?

#17 Post by Martin Benade » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:59 pm

And some of you have a very nice collection of toys (equipment). Others of us have a neighbor.

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Re: Silly?

#18 Post by John Brooks » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:45 pm

We modified a Motorcycle jack similar to the one obove. Extended the legs about 12" and put swivel casters on all four corners. The top table pad tilts so you can pitch the back of the engine up enough to get the fan pulley nut in and clear the heater horns, You pump it up and then tilt the back. It works super, you pump it with a foot pedal and you can reach under and turn a knob to change the pitch angle, of the engine. The lowering valve it very slow when all the way down and speeds up as you release it. It slips under the test stand and raised high enough to go into an engine stand. I with I had thought of this 50 years ago.
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additional 12" raises high enough to get into a stand
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Takes some square tube and welding but very simple. The tilting table and height is the real trick No more trying to pitch the engine on a jack pad or working the handle to get alignment. I can hold the shroud with my right hand and Jack with my left foot and pitch the engine with my left hand. Also has a low profile so I don't have to jack the car as high. If you drop 3-4 engines a year it well worth the time to build.
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additional 12" raises high enough to get into a stand
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square tube extension with swivel front wheels, foot pump
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Very low profile 3" less than my old walker floor jack & very stable
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The large hand knob screw in center to adjust the engine pitch before the oil sump cutout
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engine run in stand with 4 EGT, Head temps and O2 readouts, Oil temp, Tach
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Re: Silly?

#19 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:35 pm

Excellent set up, John!

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Re: Silly?

#20 Post by Bill Lawless » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:10 pm

Yes, very nice set up!!!
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65' 356 SC Cab Irish Green :D
65' 356 C T6 Grey
82' SC Targa
81 VW Westfalia with 2015 Forester Engine
BMW R50/2, 2BMW R90/6's, BMW R65, K1200RS

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Re: Silly?

#21 Post by Bill Lawless » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:15 pm

Actually much easier then I thought with a lift...
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 Thanks,
Bill
65' 356 SC Cab Irish Green :D
65' 356 C T6 Grey
82' SC Targa
81 VW Westfalia with 2015 Forester Engine
BMW R50/2, 2BMW R90/6's, BMW R65, K1200RS

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