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Homeboy Engineering :>)

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 04, 2011 09:43PM

Here ya go 'berto. At the moment my drip pan is MIA since a buddy of mine decided to rest his foot on it and wiped it out the other day. Shoulda put a bar underneath to support it on the other edge too I guess.

I've been thinkin about makin a revision to it and addin a bigger tool tray with a paper towel holder built in and then a separate shelf area for settin parts on too as these would be helpful additions smileys
with beer

Another home boy engineered deal I made is an engine tilter that actually works and does so easily. Instead of suspending the bar and using the allthread as a part of the stressed structure (which tends to bow the allthread and make it hard to adjust the engine tilt angle), the allthread is captured in bearings on both ends and the engine hanger bracket rolls up and back on the tilter bar frame on bearings under and above the bar so the allthread bears no part of the load.

I made this tilter bar about 8" longer than any I've seen using 2 X 3 X 1/8" wall tubing with a piece of 1/2 X 2-1/2" flat bar stock welded end to end inside the tubing. I figure it could problee easily support close to a ton which is way more than it'll ever see. With this puppy I can tilt an engine and tranny at about a 50 degree angle which makes it ideal for gettin in some more "challenging" combinations since I always prefer to drop the engine and tranny in at the same time.

Before I built this one I bought 1 and borrowed another one time, both of which were so wimpy they were pitiful. When I made mine I made sure I'd never need another one winking

woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2011 12:56AM

You could add a titanium hydraulic ram to make it height adjustable, probably only cost you $15k.
Or salvage something from a barbers chair.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2011 01:06AM

where's the seat? spinning
smiley sticking its tongue out
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2011 01:37AM

Bah ... I just need to get it like I want it & then figure out how to market the design, which I'll problee never get around to clown

I've had several people ask me to build 'em one and the discussion always seems to hit the wall when we get to cost. I can build 'em pretty easily but the materials have gone through the roof over the last few years. They look at it & think they could have one for like $50-60 bucks when the materials alone costs more than that (*facepalm*)

BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2011 10:12AM

Good job. I never got into building stuff like that but can appreciate it a lot. I got into electronics and musical instruments instead.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2011 02:22PM

Thanks for the compliment Blah. Havin spent 30+yrs now in the mechanical trades this kinda stuff is old hat. Welding is one of the best things I think I ever learned though and is certainly beneficial if you wanna build stuff outta metal, which is my specialty.

Kinda appropriate that with a last name of Steele it turned out I loved workin with the stuff rock on

fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: August 05, 2011 05:20PM

Remington Steele. (headexplode)