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Old 09-12-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Rotator for engine stand

Did this a while back......


Material 1000 lb hand winch HF on sale 14.00, old chev timing chain and gears free, Alum stock 3.50 lb about 7 bucks worth, old cam slug free, and a days worth of my time, not worth much.......

first remove outer cable drum


drill out cam bearing to fit od of winch shaft and id of cam gear




Braise together


Cut inside and outside of coupling to match existing stand shaft
cam gear bolts to alum slug



Drill new pin hole and pin to shaft


assemble winch and gears and attach to stand with secure mounting points use at least 1/4" material




and wa la you have a cheap rotater for your engine stand
that will lock in either direction


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Old 09-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

Cool idea.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

That's sweet. Nice work
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

I really like it but was wondering what the winch is necessary for? To provide a ratchet action? yeah now I see.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

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I really like it but was wondering what the winch is necessary for? To provide a ratchet action? yeah now I see.
Yep a serious gear reduction so you can turn the engine over with one hand instead of straining a gut doing it. The locking device is a + too.

The last time I turned a V8 over by hand in the garage I just about dumped the engine and stand over and it had 4 wheels.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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I like ie. I'm going to do it. Thanks Carl
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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Nice job I love seeing other peoples ingenuity .
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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That's awesome.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #9
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

That's a great idea. Wish I had seen this last winter when I was bustin a nut flippin a flathead mounted from the exhaust ports like your pic shows.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:18 PM   #10
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

Cool. I had a similar idea but with an electric motor to turn the engine. Never went beyond the sketch on scrap paper phase though.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

Great idea. Seeing as how engines have seemed to gotten heavier then when I was young guy I was eyeballing a commercially made rotating stand the other day, this is a lot cheaper!
Seeing as how I sometimes have 2/3 different engines on different stands I wonder if it couldn't be made with pull pins so you could move it from one stand to the next.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:08 PM   #12
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killer idea!
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:32 AM   #13
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Just what I need.
I nearly dumped my 270 GMC on the floor the other day.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:56 AM   #14
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

Great idea. When you are flipping an engine over there is always that one spot where the engine takes off like mad. It gets a little scarey at that moment because you wonder if the engine is going to end up on the floor.

I may have to build one of those.

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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Default Re: Rotator for engine stand

I'm going to make one for my "Flippin Stand" I made for an earlier tech week.Great idea.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #16
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Great idea and use of more harbor freight products. That store is awesome.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #17
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Any ideas on a home built engine tilter? The HF tilter has quite a bit of drag when operating.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #18
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My cheap ass tilter is only good for an ornament...
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #19
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I have a 1950s Mechanix Illustrated "Do it Yourself" Encyclopedia set that has several engine stands taken from the magazine one uses a flywheel and ring gear with a starter gear mounted on the crank handle to turn the engine over.They also built a stand using 2 banjo ends welded together for the top of the stand with the shaft going through the bearing ends,Of course they say the bell tubes now make perfect jack stands!I wish I had a way to share these designs but can't scan stuff yet.If you ever see these old Encyclopedia sets in yard sales or used book sales they usually don't bring much more than 10-15$ for the set and there are a great many items in there we can still use today!
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:06 PM   #20
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Great idea, thanks for sharing.
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