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Motor holder upper/leveler when making motor mounts and such

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Da Tinman, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    Made this thing a couple years ago and thought someone might get some use out of it.


    could be easily adapted to most motors too.


    not much to it but it sure works great and easily adjusts to level things up and isnt in the way of anything.
  2. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,694


  3. That Idea rocks! I was planning on hanging it from the cherry picker.
  4. good idea, really would make the job easier.

  5. I'll steal that! With all due credit.
  6. Donnda
    Joined: Dec 26, 2009
    Posts: 174


    Great thinking.
  7. Simple, effective, genius!!! I love it!!!
  8. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    I like it cool & simple
  9. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    Pretty damn slick
  10. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350

    Member simple, yet so effective!
    I'll be making one next week for when i set up the motor in my 32.
    Thanks for the tip.

  11. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    I was just trying to come up with a way to hold my engine in place during mock-up. Brilliant...gonna steal it and build one!
  12. I have a couple of pieces of 3/8 bar stock that bolt on like a Hurst mount; but they
    are going to get some adjusters like yours welded on next time I use them.
    I always though it was good to have the engine weight on the chassis when setting things up.

    Thanks for the great idea.
  13. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,327

    rob lee
    from omaha,ne

    I might have to" Rob " that idea, haha
  14. you better get a patent on that quick
  15. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,573

    from Michigan

    Well...there goes my tech-thread I was gonna do on this subject...

    Using a floor jack and 2x4s.
  16. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman


    No patent needed as its yours to copy if you need it, however if someone starts selling them I'll be a bit pissed haha.

    having the weight on the chassis is always a good idea as it saves you from that "well it fit before" crap.

    also when you place the jackstands under the axle it loads the front spring taking a lot of guess work when mounting the steering box.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  17. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    that is a way cool idea.... cheap and effective
  18. way cool! How about if the mounting tabs were welded unto next size larger tubing so they could adjust sideways. a nut could be welded to the tube to lock it in place. just thinking out loud here........................
  19. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    that would work and you could use the same idea to make it adjustable for total width to fit other frames.

    but honestly it takes all of 15 minutes and a some scraps to make one, so when I need one to fit something else I'll just throw another together.
  20. Ted H
    Joined: Jan 7, 2003
    Posts: 312

    Ted H

    Great idea, Tinman,
    I'll be using one shortly when I go to mount my finished flathead in my modified roadster. Will probably use a second one to use near the mount under the tranny tail shaft.
    Thanks, Ted
  21. blackprimer
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 20

    from Reality

    Clever...Not 100% certain on how to incorporate that idea in my next starter motor, heater blower or wiper motor installation...But clever none the less.
  22. Damn it now I got to build a new tool. I have been using a bottle jack under the crank snout all these years and wrestling.

    Cool tool. :cool:
  23. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    I liked the idea so much I built my own this morning! Tomorrow I'll pick up a couple of 1/2" carriage bolts to replace the hex bolts on the legs.

  24. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    Thas awesome! Nice to see first hand that somebody is putting it to use and quickly too!
  25. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,221


    Very cool, I sure could have used that idea about a year ago. You're a genius..
  26. niceguyede
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 633

    from dallas

    Tinman you always have such prolific "why didn't I think of that" ideas in your posts. Stop it!! Jk, I'm always glad to read your posts cause it just means it is something I don't have to figure out for myself! Good stuff man!!
  27. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    Thanks! Hopefully I'll bolt the engine and trans back together this weekend and can try it out. :)
    Funny thing is just last week I was trying to come up with a way to hold the engine in place while I trim and fit my Welder Series engine mounts. Everything I came up with went under the engine and involved some convoluted fabrication. Never thought about going up! You, sir, are a genius!
  28. devilleish
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 251

    from Tampa, FL

    Thank you for the idea! I was startin to dread that part of the Pontiac 389 install on the 55. Not anymore!
  29. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    final results, cribbage removed and setting on the new mounts. Not gonna get any closer than that!


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