[TR] Engine stand

Randall TR3driver at ca.rr.com
Thu Oct 25 06:25:18 MDT 2018

I finally got a chance to look it up.  Rated tensile strength for a Grade 2
5/16-18 bolt is 3900 pounds.  That means just one of them is more than
strong enough to pick up the entire car!

Shear strength is less (2900 lb), but still more than the weight of the
entire car, per bolt.

ISTR the entire weight of the engine including all ancillaries (manifolds,
starter, generator, flywheel etc) is under 500 pounds.  When I was younger,
I could pick up the short block in my arms and carry it (for a short

-- Randall 
56 TR3 TS13571L once and future daily driver
71 Stag LE1473 - awaiting engine rebuild
71-2-3 Stag - awaiting gearbox rebuild 

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