[TR] Engine stand

Randall tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Tue Oct 23 17:21:16 MDT 2018

Four 5/16 bolts is plenty strong enough for an engine stand.
The reason they use so many to the gearbox is because the gearbox itself is weak and has to have the load spread out. It also must withstand large shock loads that won't happen on a stand (unless you throw it out the window).
-- Randall

On 23 October 2018 11:15:26 GMT-07:00, 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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