[TR] Engine stand

Wbeech@flash.net wbeech at flash.net
Tue Oct 23 17:01:13 MDT 2018

I would use Grade 8, cheap insurance for your paranoia.   I had a local shop trace the bell housing in 1/4” steel and I used that to bolt to the stand.  My paranoia was that the bell housing would crack. 
Bill B

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On Oct 23, 2018, at 1:15 PM, Bob Nogueira <nogera at hotmail.com> wrote:

I’m about to rebuild my TR 4 engine. I’ve done it three times in the past so there’s not much I’m worried about. The one thing that freaks me out is suspending the engine on the engine stand by four 5/16 inch bolts. Every time I see it sitting there I freak out that the bolts are going to snap and the engine is going to come crashing down.
   Two things I’ve done to relieve my paranoia is add a cross beam on the front so it has four wheels not the original three and keep a two by four between the front of the engine and the leg to carry the weight of the suspended engine.
     Two questions, am I being paranoid and should I use grade 5 or grade 8 bolts to fasten the engine to the stand?

Thanks for any advise.

Bob Nogueira 
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