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Old 02-07-2015, 10:25 PM
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Is this the same Duncan we all know? So many finished projects in such little time....
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Is this the same Duncan we all know? So many finished projects in such little time....
When it is something quick that can be done without major mayhem...it is quick.

Remember....I wire a 2500 sq ft home in 4 days


Next is the revamping of the engine stand and wheel dollies....then the air lines.

Just had 120' of 3/4 copper line dropped off and a pile of fittings.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:49 PM
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Yeah, but wiring a house isn't a "Duncan project" as it were...
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Yeah, but wiring a house isn't a "Duncan project" as it were...
It is...it is done to my own anal standard....I just have everything and having done this crap for 25 years can anticipate most shitacanes.
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More today.....Got 2 kinds of casters....one just pivots and one is called a "total lock"....when you press the lock, it has a brake for the wheel but also locks the pivot.

I opted for half and half as the total lock ones were $25 each.



The engine stand with those crappy iron wheels that bind when you run over a piece of crap on the floor the size of grain of sand



The factory wheels all sat on the floor.....think something was wonky....used the shims that came with the car lift to get it level...actually worked well....about a 1/4''



The factory wheels had a pivot on the front and solid on the rear...the rear wheels were mounted using a piece of steel that stuck out from the bottom of the frame.....I measured things up and found that if I welded the new casters to the bottom, it would level the block out...and it did



Next up was the wheel dollies....I could have bought ones that had urethane wheels, but it was north of $1000 for the set and I just couldn't justify the cost for a one time deal.



Then I cut some 13 ply birch...nice and strong and screwed it to the dollies



Then I put the jackstands that support the frame on them.....after I tried moving the whole thing (which worked very well) I'm going to join them together for added stability tomorrow.



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What brand are the casters? I like the engine stand idea...
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What brand are the casters? I like the engine stand idea...
I'll look tomorrow. They are 250# rated.

Having all four wheels pivot is nice and the urethane makes moving it effortless....only drawback would be that in a commercial place, the urethane will eventually get cut from crap on the floor if you don't keep it clean.

Having it level is pretty nice as well.
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:39 PM
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There's a couple upgrades to my engine stand that I want to do, one is the casters and the other is the addition of bearings for the rotation of the engine itself.
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That's a good idea with the engine pivot!
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I'm thinking a trailer hub, inexpensive and simple to put together.
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