NOW... the stands came to me from the machine shop with one set of holes....so I tried mounting a R69S engine to it....and found that the holes don't line up well..... so I made a template and layed it out on the engine stand....to make it work,.. the /2 holes need to be drilled very close to the inner edge of the stand....to me that does not look too professional.... but it would make the stand useable for both early and later engines...
What Ya Think.....
Should the stands be drilled for /2 engines AND /5 and later airhead motors....even though it looks crude.
OR should I just offer a engine stand specifically for 1955 to 1969 engines,
and sell these stands for /5 and later motors...
I have had requests for R51/3 stands that are in the process now...
Thanks..... I just am not to crazy looking at these with holes drilled so close to the edge,,,
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The first stand cost me $250 (pattern) and I ordered 10 more .....once I got them they were almost twice what the original quote was.... so I am not making much .... if I have more made I will find a machine shop that will keep to an estimate.
I am selling these at $165 plus $15 shipping in the USA... if it cost more...I will pay the difference.
I think these are real nice....heavy duty...1/2" steel
I will have my website up pretty soon...with my Powerdynamo stuff (MZ-B) and the pictures will be on the site...
I also have pictures that I can e-mail if you are interested...
The modification I did that I really am pleased with is the holding fixture...it was originally made up of 3 pieces of 1/2" steel welded in a U shape, but I had problems with welders .... I tried to have them use a jig to weld the mounts but I found problems with the quality of their welds... So, in Redding I found a man that should be called Bender...as he has the largest and neatest bender I have ever seen... (he can even bend aluminum into U shapes without cracking) and I had him bend the arms of the mounts...first thing he did was build a jig so every bend is perfect... his work is something to be proud of...looks super...and I am happy.
I think I will start selling these /2 and later engine stands on EBAY.... same $165 plus $15 shipping in the U.S.A.
I will try to take some pictures and post them soon.
they are... just as strong as the welded corners but much more professional looking.. the whole stand is made of 1/2" STEEL and really strong.
The blue model stand fits the BMW /2 motors and transmissions
The red model stand fits the BMW later model Airheads (with electric starters)
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