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NSharpley

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Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:08:19 AM »
Hi All,

This is a big ask, I know but would any SA AROCA people have an engine stand with the side mounts to suit an Alfetta twin cam that I could borrow for about a month?

Standard borrowing terms would apply, ie. If I break it I buy it ...

I am struggling to find one to buy or hire ...

Appreciate any offers.

Cheers

Nick
Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0 Race car
1979 Alfetta GTV (Resto)

Past Alfas:
1982 Alfetta Sportiva (briefly in my possession. Restored and sold)
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT

martym00se72

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 03:34:30 PM »
Hey Nic,
PM me - not sure what you mean by side mounts - my stand was good for my v6 mounted at the back/flywheel end. Would that work?
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Marty
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NSharpley

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 04:15:41 PM »
Hey Marty,

All done now.  Engine has been out, work done and back in (going for a drive tomorrow).

A friend of mine built a stand for me, see the pics.
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Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0 Race car
1979 Alfetta GTV (Resto)

Past Alfas:
1982 Alfetta Sportiva (briefly in my possession. Restored and sold)
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT

Storm_X

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2022, 09:58:50 PM »
Are you interested in selling that engine stand Ņ
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NSharpley

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2022, 07:54:27 AM »
Nope.

Easy to make though, if you can weld and have some box section.

I could probably make you one.

Mine wasnít aligned correctly with the engine mounts so I would improve on that.

I also think the base is larger than necessary.   

Let me know if youíre interested.
Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0 Race car
1979 Alfetta GTV (Resto)

Past Alfas:
1982 Alfetta Sportiva (briefly in my possession. Restored and sold)
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT

Craig_m67

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2022, 09:12:24 AM »
The standard SuperCheap engine stand will do the job?
Can often be had at a large discount
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'73 1600 GT Junior (ensconced)
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Storm_X

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2022, 11:01:45 AM »
I do own a mig and can weld but it's more so I don't have the time unfortunately.
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NSharpley

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2022, 11:13:35 AM »
I do own a mig and can weld but it's more so I don't have the time unfortunately.

You are welcome to borrow it.

Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0 Race car
1979 Alfetta GTV (Resto)

Past Alfas:
1982 Alfetta Sportiva (briefly in my possession. Restored and sold)
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT

NSharpley

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2022, 11:16:46 AM »
The standard SuperCheap engine stand will do the job?
Can often be had at a large discount

I believe there have been many instances where the 11mm bolts have broken on a normal stand.

Hence the side mount stands being the preference.

Thats advice from Vin Sharp ...
Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0 Race car
1979 Alfetta GTV (Resto)

Past Alfas:
1982 Alfetta Sportiva (briefly in my possession. Restored and sold)
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT

Craig_m67

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2022, 12:06:24 PM »
The standard SuperCheap engine stand will do the job?
Can often be had at a large discount

I believe there have been many instances where the 11mm bolts have broken on a normal stand.

Hence the side mount stands being the preference.

Thats advice from Vin Sharp ...

I used the side mounts, takes 30min with a mig (tube and a bit of flat) to make a mount.
Iíve also used the end mount without issue

Drawing for a side mount is in here.

https://www.alfabb.com/threads/engine-stand-bracket.669548/
http://www.autocomponenti.com/tools/engine_stand.pdf


'66 Duetto (lacework of doom)
'73 1600 GT Junior (ensconced)
'03 156 1.9JTD Sportwagon (daily driver)

NSharpley

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Re: Engine Stand to suit 116 2Ltr
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2022, 12:11:18 PM »
But again all the load in that instance is on one side.

I wouldn't be happy doing that.

Only three bolts holding a 160kgs engine.

Current Alfa:
1975 Alfetta GT 2.0 Race car
1979 Alfetta GTV (Resto)

Past Alfas:
1982 Alfetta Sportiva (briefly in my possession. Restored and sold)
1989 Alfa75 2.5ltr
1982 Alfetta Sedan 2.0
1976 Alfetta GT