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Technical Topics => Bike Help => Topic started by: Jason Potts on January 12, 2021, 03:10:41 pm

Title: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
Post by: Jason Potts on January 12, 2021, 03:10:41 pm
Finally found a use for my broken workmate. It was a cheap'o one I bought from Maplins some time ago and it had a god-awful MDF top which snapped when I put something heavy on it. The frame is still like new and is fairly stable so I ditched the one remaining MDF top and turned it into an engine stand. Gotta do something in lockdown...

(https://i.imgur.com/ILoz4nH.jpg?1)

workmate with the one remaining MDF top.

(https://i.imgur.com/dZgScfu.jpg?1)

I made a couple of mounts for my engine. the only place I could buy angle iron from during lockdown was B&Q. bloody most expensive metal ive ever bought.

(https://i.imgur.com/dtLLSaj.jpg?1)

the mounting plates will be bolted to the top of the workmate so that they don't move or tip over when the engine is in there.

(https://i.imgur.com/7IiGXHG.jpg?1)

engine mounted on ready get stripped. after this photo I took the engine off and painted the mounting plates so they look nice and pretty.  ;)


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Title: Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
Post by: Paul K on January 12, 2021, 03:26:38 pm
That's a really neat idea and a good bit of recycling  :) .  I've been faffing about making a new route holder to replace the 'temporary' one I made 20 years ago.  It passes the time in lockdown at least.
Title: Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
Post by: Stephen Bailey on January 14, 2021, 04:02:44 pm
Excellent....

I've still got a Black and Decker Workmate I was given as a present by my late wife Janet in about 1988...

I now use it mainly to Spray paint parts on...... :)
Title: Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
Post by: Paul K on February 06, 2021, 06:39:18 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/7IiGXHG.jpg?1)

engine mounted on ready get stripped. after this photo I took the engine off and painted the mounting plates so they look nice and pretty.  ;)

The sight of that Royal Enfield engine on the stand must mean you have a project on the go.  What's the progress and some pictures.  A build thread perhaps?  ;D
Title: Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
Post by: Jason Potts on February 08, 2021, 08:15:18 pm
Yes definitely, as soon I can get started on it I'll post some pics

I bought a 1959 350 bullet. There's not much of it though and the engine is worn out. And its not registered either.

Plenty to do then
Title: Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
Post by: Paul K on February 14, 2021, 07:19:22 am
Best get your finger out; lockdown will be over soon  ;)
Title: Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
Post by: Jason Potts on February 15, 2021, 07:30:50 pm
We can only hope.