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Offline michrobi

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Drawing for Gordon's Engine Stand Adapters
« on: July 30, 2009, 12:36:27 pm »
I have been asked about the engine stand adapters I used in my CB750 rebuild thread three times now in PMs. I searched for the post that Gordon explained them in, but came up with nothing. I guess I was just lucky when I stumbled on the design specs, so I scanned a pretty decent drawing of the adapter for anyone that needs it in the future. At the time of this post, Home Depot carries both the #8 bolts and the 1/4" steel stock.

You need 4 of these.


These work to modify a standard engine stand to mount a CB case or any opposing bolt type engine. I used one of Harbor Freight's 1000 lb. stands. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=32916

You will need four of these adapters and a few 1" and 1/2" spacers to slide on the engine mount bolts depending on what size of gap you end up with. It will vary depending on the engine you are working with.

If you don't know what I mean about the spacers, just don't worry about it. When you go to tighten the case to the mount you'll say "oh, I need a couple spacers here" and it will be obvious what they're needed for.

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Re: Drawing for Gordon's Engine Stand Adapters
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 01:33:53 pm »
Cool idea!

If you don't have a welder, you can use regular angle iron, some threaded rod and some nuts an bolts.  I stole the idea from another SOHC member but not sure who.

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Re: Drawing for Gordon's Engine Stand Adapters
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 01:02:04 am »
very cool.
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Re: Drawing for Gordon's Engine Stand Adapters
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 01:26:31 pm »
Nice! What size angle iron and thickness would you use cause I have a lot of scrap angle laying around the garage?

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Re: Drawing for Gordon's Engine Stand Adapters
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 08:41:35 pm »
Cool idea!

If you don't have a welder, you can use regular angle iron, some threaded rod and some nuts an bolts.  I stole the idea from another SOHC member but not sure who.



That is nice, and I like the fact that you can still use it as a car engine stand once your bike build is done. Cheers, Terry. ;D
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Re: Drawing for Gordon's Engine Stand Adapters
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 12:08:50 pm »
Unistrut makes an angle clip with the holes already in it. Fastenal or an Electrical supply house should have them. They are plenty heavy too.
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Re: Drawing for Gordon's Engine Stand Adapters
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2014, 08:27:18 am »


Guess I should have read this thread ahead of time... This is what I came up with. Same idea. 7/16 threaded rid fits perfectly.