Moveable Multi-Use Shop Hoist (#2) - Engine Builder Magazine

Moveable Multi-Use Shop Hoist (#2)


Interlocking wheels are mounted to the opposite corners of the A-frame keeping the hoist square and on a path parallel to the wall. The frame is welded using ‘I’ beam angle-iron, and can lift up to 2,000 pounds.

Will Schaller

Ag & Industrial Engine Machine

Norfolk, NE

 

 

Shop Solutions July 2022

When the timing cover or block has no dowel pins, or the dowel holes do not fit snug on the pins. Take an old damper and hone the center so that it is now a slip fit onto the crank snout. Use it to hold the cover in place while tightening the bolts.

THREAD IT TO REMOVE IT

Solid, smaller-sized dowel pins can be stubborn sometimes. One of the most useful ways I’ve found to deal with the really stubborn ones is to start by putting a heavy chamfer on the outside edge of the dowel with a grinder. Then, I run a die on it. In this case, the dowel is 1/4” OD and the die used was a 1/4-20 NC. Run the die on it as far as you can and then remove it. Lay a washer over the dowel, turn a nut on the dowel until it stops. Take the nut back off, add another washer and repeat until the dowel comes out.

Shop Solutions June 2022

I needed a narrow grooving tool to quickly clean carbon from piston ring grooves for an engine restoration project. All the usual grooving tools were too wide.

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