the Black Knight, a 400four tale.

trek97

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Re: The Black Knight, Back to work.

Hurco550 said:
don't tell anyone, but I actually stole that secret from ridesolo
Haha there is a lot of thievery going on here, these days. ;D

irk miller said:
LOL. Just an FYI, that cooktop cleaner is basically calcined kaolin and feldspar (that's where "cerama" comes from) in a cleaner base, so you could come up with a formula to make yourself pretty cheaply.
I think that bottle of pre-mix was pretty inexpensive. :)
 

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Re: The Black Knight, Back to work.

all I know is that through sorcery, witchcraft and magic, glass cooktop cleaner + aluminum foil does an amazing job cleaning chrome.
 

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Hurco550 said:
all I know is that through sorcery, witchcraft and magic, glass cooktop cleaner + aluminum foil does an amazing job cleaning chrome.
Heck and I just been using it w paper towels.
 

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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

OK guys, ENGINE STAND, needing ideas and suggestions.

With its large oil pan and oil filter, this 400f is an awkward and tippy SOB.

Im looking at milk crates, lumber, unistruts, threaded rods...etc

And can not come up w a good idea to be able to place it up on my work-mate.

AND still pull oil pan, filter, side covers, clutch, head cover. etc. For work, cleaning and painting.

So if anyone has any pics or ideas of ANY kind of stand, that could be made to work for this. I would greatly appreciate it.



 

1fasgsxr

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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

I have seen a few guys use a car engine stand and made some adapters to fit the engine mounts.
Might be tough on older engines to figure out though.
 

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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

1fasgsxr said:
I have seen a few guys use a car engine stand and made some adapters to fit the engine mounts.
Might be tough on older engines to figure out though.
Thanks bud, and yeah that on on the car engine stand would be tits. But theres like no way.

I am coming up w a unistrut plan similar to first pic you posted.
 

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pidjones said:
Hack and weld some legs on an old frame?
Haha I though about that for a millisecond but I have plans for the spare frame I have. :)

And these frames aren't that cheap.
 

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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

I made one when I was redoing the gt250 that fits on a regular engine stand. It is way overbuilt, but it was material that I already had around. It does a fantastic job and is very nice to be able to get all the way around the engine. Also, if you can believe it, my garage was actually clean enough and uncluttered enough at one point to have that in there LOL


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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

OOOoooooooo. Levi !!!! Now thats cool. But my engine stand went when I sold the Mustang. ARGH

And my wire feed skills are NOT up to that challenge. haha

There is one frame for sale. CRACKED and NO TITLE and $600.00 Free shipping though! :eek:

 

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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

Hurco550 said:
my garage was actually clean enough and uncluttered enough at one point to have that in there LOL
Hmmm OK, If thats your story. LOL. ;D
 

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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

trek97 said:
Hmmm OK, If thats your story. LOL. ;D
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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

trek97 said:
Totally photoshopped

Right... that pix has to have been taken the day after he moved in cuz it hasn't looked like that in a LOOOOOONG time!
 

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Re: The Black Knight, Need engine stand ideas

ridesolo said:

Right... that pix has to have been taken the day after he moved in cuz it hasn't looked like that in a LOOOOOONG time!
Haha So the jig is up. ;D
 

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Re: The Black Knight, Sketchy engine stand

One word for this engine stand....

SKETCHY.

Really its actually sorta solid. ::) Though I may end up adding some flying buttresses before its over. LOL

And if need be, I wont be afraid to swap in longer front struts to tip the engine back for easier access to the soft underbelly.





 

1fasgsxr

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Re: The Black Knight, Sketchy engine stand

I would worry more about it being top heavy on that work bench. But a nice little stand otherwise.
 

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