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    Having an engine stand makes storing and transporting Model A engines much easier and safer than using an old tire.
    I cut four pieces of 2 x 6 seventeen inches long, and four pieces of 2 x 6 eight and a half inches long.
    I used four #8 x 2 1/2" square drive screws to fasten each vertical board to the horizontal board.
    I used only 2 screws on each end of the bottom boards to secure each of the ends of the horizontal and vertical boards.
    Space the uprights 7 3/4" to 7 7/8" apart to clear the oil pan sides.
    I had a gallon of free green paint from the recycling center, so that's the paint I used.
    I like to use 2 drills, so I don't have to change bits when drilling a pilot hole for the screws.
    These two drill were less than $5 each from swap meets.

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  • #2
    Tom that is pretty nice. great idea.

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    • #3
      Thank you for sharing Tom !
      your such a handy and giving man !

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      • #4
        Thanks Tom for the detailed specs, very nice job
        can i borrow some of your paint?:
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #5
          hey no fair having 2 separate drills together at the same time

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            I think one is used for metric holes.

        • #6
          I made something similar, had the bottom sized to the dimensions of a Harbor Freight moving dolly, placed it on that dolly, and moved the engine where ever I wanted.

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          • #7
            Cool, but where's the action shot? :D

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            • #8
              Great idea and thanks for sharing. You could take that plywood you have underneath it and make gussets for the ends to make it a little more rigid.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Dennis View Post
                Great idea and thanks for sharing. You could take that plywood you have underneath it and make gussets for the ends to make it a little more rigid.
                This is plenty rigid for storing engines. If I was using it through the U.S. mail, then no amount of gussets could stop the damage they cause.

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                • #10
                  Several weeks ago I finished the dog house I will use to store the Delco Light Plant, and my Model A engine. This is the engine I started working on last summer, and I still need to paint the oil pan before it's ready to install as a temporary engine in my 28 Phaeton. I've been storing this engine outside by my pine tree and under 3 plastic tarps since last October, and you can see I should have oiled the flywheel.

                  I still had the engine 1/4" off the stand, but you can see how it fits, and as Bud said, it will set nicely on a Harbor Freight dolly if you want to roll it around.
                  BTW, I have to thank Dave Gerold for the idea to make this stand. He pictured the one he made for engines a couple years ago, and I like it. Dave is our local engine rebuilder and a member of our Model A club.
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                  • #11
                    Any dog would be proud to call that home Tom, excellent job!!
                    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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