[TR] Engine stand

Andrew Uprichard auprichard at uprichard.net
Tue Oct 23 20:08:59 MDT 2018

I was told not to worry, but for what it's worth, I found grade 8 bolts and used them.  By the time that engine has a ground crank, new pistons and liners, new bearings, restored head, etc, there's a lot of money hanging on those 4 bolts !!


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From: Triumphs [mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob Nogueira
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Subject: [TR] Engine stand

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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