it MIGHT be overkill John, but my current stand is a pipe in a sleeve head
and the weight of the block/crank alone is difficult to rotate... especially
with the weight down and trying to roll it back up against the offset
weight... I figured why not build one that won't suffer that problem...
one thing... I;ll never need to build another one... the welded nut might
be the cheap/easy way but the gear drive would be trick... I always
overthink/overbuild to my own detriment sometimes !
thanks for the suggestions
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] coupling two shafts
>> A motorized engine stand? Must be a scale of engine I don't deal with...
> I will just note in addition that the Ford FEs and 460s I've had on engine
> stands have never needed anything like a motor.
> I'd think that if you really need the leverage you might just want to
> consider welding a 1 1/2in nut on the end of the shaft and getting
> yourself a long 3/4-in drive ratchet handle (or welding a 2ft pipe on a
> Harbor Freight-grade short one.)
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