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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:59 pm 
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I've started looking at the motor for the mk2 S and had a generic engine stand. I've seen a couple and adapters on eBay, but they looked quite expensive for what they were. So, for $20 worth of steel, some sharp water (a good mate owns a waterjet and a bit of CAD work), I whipped this up this weekend. Just had to make an additional spacer for the alternator holes. Will make life a lot easier.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:55 pm 
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Great job, well done.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:34 pm 
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Excellent job

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 11:10 am 
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Would it be possible to use this type of stand to do a hot run engine test before installing into my Mini or is there a better way. Any thoughts would be helpful.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 12:33 pm 
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Probably not suitable for an engine test rig as the bottom two holes/bolts go into the block where the oil filter goes. I have made a trolley that bolts up to the front subframe that could be used with the motor insitu. I’ll post a pic when I get back from Alaska in a few days.

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 9:27 pm 
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Great job! I was lucky enough to find an engine stand with a similar plate on Ebay - was great for cleaning and painting the engine. Had no trouble finding a buyer when I needed the room in the garage - he already had a couple of stands but was cheaper and easier for him to buy mine for his mini engine.

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 9:38 pm 
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If you want to test run an engine it’ll be perfectly happy on the floor. The sump is nice and flat

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2023 10:22 am 
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timmy201 wrote:
If you want to test run an engine it’ll be perfectly happy on the floor. The sump is nice and flat

Wouldn't the vibration cause it to wobble about?


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cooperess wrote:
timmy201 wrote:
If you want to test run an engine it’ll be perfectly happy on the floor. The sump is nice and flat

Wouldn't the vibration cause it to wobble about?

There’s a few YouTube videos of this taking place. Do a search on “Mini engine running on floor”.

Here’s one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzuRAmFJ60

… and another - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHRBbctYd6M

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2023 10:44 am 
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Subframe trolley on castors


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2023 11:20 am 
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Nice.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2023 10:27 pm 
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Bit off topic, but should the front brake line go above or below the front lip on the subframe?


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2023 12:12 am 
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IndigoBlueCooperS wrote:
Bit off topic, but should the front brake line go above or below the front lip on the subframe?


Below - a bit like this

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