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Triumph TR6 - Securing Motor to an Engine Stand

Hi guys,
I have taken a break from the body work and have completely stripped the old frame of all the suspension parts and pulled the motor. My wife and kids were nice enough to purchase an engine stand for my birthday but does anyone have any pics on how I should bolt the block to the stand?
I removed the trans, flywheel and rear plate from the block. It seams pretty tight back there (compared to a V8 motor).

One other question - rumor has it that the DPO had the engine rebuilt. When I pulled the rear plate off the block, it was extremely clean back there. It looked like a new seal was installed around the crank (it was red) and the freeze plug at the camshaft looked untouched. The only oil I saw was at the oil pan lip at the bottom of the block, but that could have come from the stock oil filter leaking around the side of the engine. Is the rear seal prone to leaking? I suppose when I drop the pan, I can tell the condition by checking the crank bearings.
Thanks,
Tom
Tom C

Tom,

I have my spare engine on a stand and I can get a picture of it when I get home from work. From memory, I think I left the rear plate on and bolted the stand to the plate holes.

From what I've read in the past, the rear seal is prone to leaking. So if you are going to rebuild you might as well change it.
Henry

OOPS... I forgot Tom. We're headed out early this afternoon to our local Woodward Dream Cruise so I won't have time to get you a picture. But, I just looked at it and I definately have the rear plate attached to the engine and the stand is attatched to the outer holes of the rear plate.

Hope that helps

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

Thanks Henry,
I currently have the block sitting on 2 jackstands under the motor mounts and a piece of wood under the rear lip of the block. I was hoping not to use the rear plate because if I needed to pull the crank I wouldn't have access to the rear mounts.
Enjoy the cruise, my Detroit rep will be out there in his Mustang.
TC



Tomc

Tom,

We'll be out at the cruise again today. You should have found a buisness reason to stay here for the cruise weekend. I'll look for his Mustang among the million other Mustang's :) I counted 5 TR6's last night.. Lot's of XKE's...Lambo's,..ferrari's, 2 Amphicar's,... A dune buggy doing wheelies, and of course a lot of ground pounding muscle. Lot's of burnout's (tires that is) and a few ticket's written.

When I rebuilt my engine I used the engine stand to strip the engine down to the block. I then removed the block from the stand and removed the crank and then rebuilt it in reverse order. Once the 90 lb. crank is out you can move the block by hand pretty easily. I couldn't get my particular stand to mount to just the block.. it's too narrow so I had to use the rear plate. Your stand may have better adjustment capabilities to mount to the block only.

Good luck

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

Tom
Hope these 2 help
Rick

Rick Crawford

Pic #2
Now if I knew how to put the 2 pics together as one upload, I would be happy.

The second pic is attempting to show the bolts at the top of the block.
You need long bolts to go throught the engine stands mounting "tubes".

Rick Crawford

Yeuuk Rick, is that what the inside of the engine is supposed to look?
db
Doug Baker

Doug
Pretty ugly for sure. Here is even a better find on the disassembly.
No wounder I was down at 10LBS oil pressure.
Rick

Rick Crawford

I would say that bearing has seen better days.

As for loading multiple pictures into a single, take the pictures of interest and paste them into something like MS PowerPoint. Do all of your edit/cropping and such then line them up. Save it as a JPEG, then edit the JPEG using the photo editor to get into the final format and file size restriction for the BBS and upload. Voila, Piece o' cake, Bob's your uncle, just like we knew what we were doing, etcetras and so on......
SteveP

Thanks Rick,
My engine stand is identical to yours, I was a little concerned that the 4 bolts would not be strong enough to support the block since this lump wieghs a ton.

I'll post some pics next week, I am on vacay in San Francisco with the family. There are some great roads to test the TR in Marin County
Tom
Tomc

Rick...

That is an old block...Right? No new engine dammage?
Was that old block for parts scavaging... My memory is in the tank.

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

Henry
Sorry long delay to answer...am down in Toronto for the week lately and no access to internet.
Yes this is an old pic...this is the block I used for the rebuild 2 years ago. I had to have it line bored because of new main "clamp".
Now my oil pressure is off the scale!!..almost scary!
Rick
Rick Crawford

Rick,

Thanks for helping me with my CRAFT disease.

Now.. what was that you said about ZDDP? :)

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

This thread was discussed between 16/08/2007 and 25/08/2007

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