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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:56 am 
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hi

is it possible to make a 2 post and a beam running accross with decent feet to support a engine from the top when dropping the k frame using 3 builders timber lengths bolted together to increase thickness the middle one being a little shorter and the middle timber being longer than the 2 outside ones on the beam so it can all slide in together
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 Post subject: Re: engine
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:26 am 
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Its easier to run a steel section that is supported by the top of the strut towers to hold the engine while removing the K-Frame.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:07 am 
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Krytox wrote:
Its easier to run a steel section that is supported by the top of the strut towers to hold the engine while removing the K-Frame.


thats pretty much how i did mine, a steel bar across the engine bay with 2 wooden blocks on top of the shock tower...
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:10 pm 
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how would you make this steel baar with blocks what size blocks and steel bar would you need

has anyone got pictures of the steel bar supported bu the shock towers
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Use decent CHS or RHS mate.
Anything 4-5mm thick and 50mm+ diameter/width will do.
Engine weighs quite a lot!

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:20 pm 
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what do you use to support it on the strut towers, is there any supports already made up you can buy
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:22 pm 
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fairmont1 wrote:
what do you use to support it on the strut towers, is there any supports already made up you can buy

Chuck some cut up 4 x 2 on them. The bolts in the strut tower should embed themselves into the timber and keep it sturdy.
Are you keeping the gearbox bolted up?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:25 pm 
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yes gearbox will stay bolted, so chuck some house timber or permapine square timer on each shock tower and bolt the steel peice on each end??
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