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Since I couldn’t leave the engine hanging from the beam trolley forever, it was clear that it was time for an engine stand. Being impatient, and needing additional welding practice, the only reasonable approach was to build (as opposed to buy.) JIMS Engineering has a great looking engine stand, but way too expensive.

Measuring up the engine was easy since it was just hanging there. An early morning trip to Discount Steel provided some 1″ square tubing and 1″ angle iron (both 11ga) for the project. Here are the parts ready for assembly, as well as some more photos of the result. You’ll see that I didn’t really leave the poor motor hanging overnight. Compassion.