[TR] Engine stand

Michael Marr mmarr at albiontechnical.com
Thu Oct 25 09:09:36 MDT 2018

Haha!  Back in the day, when I still lived in England, I had a Hillman Imp, which had the 875 cc all aluminum engine.  The block weighed a little over 30 lbs.!  I had a lock-up garage at the end of the street and I remember, during an engine rebuild, walking from the garage to my house, holding the block in one hand, swinging it back and forth as I walked!  Try doing that with a TR lump...


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From: Triumphs <triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Randall
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To: 'Bob Nogueira' <nogera at hotmail.com>; 'Triumphs list' <Triumphs at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [TR] Engine stand

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 distance).

-- 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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