Engine Stand

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  1. Dec 31, 2015 #1

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    Hi. Trying picture posting. Yes, I have had trouble with it.
    Nope -- just like the thread said = buttons do not work.
    Connecting kept spinning and post didn't work. Then,
    all of a sudden, it did! Added this sentence and will now try
    Save.
    Hmmm... That worked! Lets try that pix again:
    20151227_stand645.jpg
    Now I get [ATTACH= message. Let's try the save again...
     
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    Okee-doke. Now the picture is there. Guess I'll try that for a while. Have to wait until the "Connecting" icon stops spinning (get more coffee...).
     
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    Hi. I acquired a 2A-042 motor from a member of this forum (may his feet stay dry!). Before using it in a project, I thought I'd build an engine stand cum test cell for it.
    I started out with a sheet of 5/4 plywood; 4 by 8 feet. Cutting it in half gave me two 4 by 4 pieces which I intend to use for the bottom and back.
    20151227_stand645.jpg
    Framing pieces were 1 by 5.5 inch deck boards. I am repairing my deck, and can "piggy back" this project on that one! Above is the basic joint I am using on all 4 corners. The nails are to hold in place while the long deck screws are applied.
    20151227_stand705.jpg
    The above is the finished frame.
    Now I had to measure and cut out the deck for the bottom of the stand. One of my design parameters is that the stand can be taken apart for transport. I plan to use 3/8 or 1/2 inch bolts for that purpose.
    20151227_stand707.jpg
    Note that an upright is placed in the above for size check. One cannot have too many reality checks even if it doesn't fly!
     
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    Postscript & note to site admin's: Don't know why the pictures aren't upright. An Android/Windows thing?
    And you might want to delete the posts that don't have the pictures! Don't want to come across as a crabbier geezer than I am!
    Percy in SE (and rainy!) Bama
     
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    Using PC; Windows 8.1; FireFox. Have Chrome avail so will try that on next post.
     
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    Did some more work on the stand for my -042 today. Stitched down the bottom deck - see below:
    20151227_stand707.jpg
    Yes, it is the same photo as above; but all the screws and nails are in now!
    It was time for another reality check, so I laid the bottom upright and layed out the back plywood on the ground to see what I have.
    20160101_stand013.jpg

    20160101_stand014.jpg
    The above is an example of "Cut it to fit, paint it to match." Direct measurement does not introduce errors like holding the tape rule wrong or looking (with bad eyes...) at it wrong.
    20160101_stand015.jpg
    And that is how I left it today, the first day of 2016. For the future I plan to cut the frame boards for the upright part and assemble that. Then figure out how to brace it all together.
     
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    20151227_stand707.jpg

    20160101_stand014.jpg

    20160101_stand015.jpg
     
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    `S too bad I can't back-post your corrected orientation, Clanon. And how'd you do that anyway?
    Sure would redo the whole thing for archiving if any of the admins are listening.
    Do not know when I'll get back out to the project - "Honey Do's" today. Other plane tomorrow.
    Percy in SE Bama
     
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    Try opening the pics (one by one) with Picture viewer (in the PC before upload)and then turn'em around!
    Like so
    defaultapp_opened_with_photo_viewer.jpg

    PD:I'm using xp and W7 anyways...but it should be similar...:ponder:
     

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