Dec 29th, 03, 09:05 AM
Good thing I start my new job next week! :D
I was bored and needed a place to put the 327/4 speed and the LM1 was on the engine stand, so I built an engine/trans cart thingy. I used the LM1/TH350 to test fit everything.
I was thinking....maybe I should build a box around the frame and I could just keep the LM1/TH350 in the box instead of storing the LM1 on the engine stand and the TH350 on the floor. What do you guys think?
Dec 29th, 03, 09:09 AM
Nice work. Do you have plans / dimensions for that or did you just build it by trial & error?
If you have plans, would you mind sharing them.
Dec 29th, 03, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by paulm:
What do you guys think? I think you need to make me one & ship it. LOL :D graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Good job pauly.
Dec 29th, 03, 10:13 AM
Plans?!?! Well, I do have some dimensions. I built it with the thought that after I'm done with it I could use sheet metal to box everything in and it could be a good place to store the original engine/trans for the 69, so it is a little longer than it needs to be.
The length (outside dimension) of it is 66 inches and 29 inches wide. That part is pretty easy, just cut four pieces a 14 gauge 1.5 square stock weld it together so it's square and bolt or weld wheels (I got mine from harbor frieght) on all four corners.
For the engine mounts I used 1/4" plate 4.5x4.5. You'll have to make up a template for where to drill the holes. I used sheet metal, so I could clamp it onto the plate for drilling. For the rest of the motor mounts I used a 12 inch (measured from the long end of the 45 degree cut) 14 gauge 1.5 square stock and cut one end at 45 degrees. Then I bolted the 1/4 plate to the motor and held the square tubes on the plates so that they were centered and square (using a level on both sides) and I could get at all of the bolts and tacked it on. Then I cut another piece of square stock 25 7/8 long and used a bottle jack (because the engine was on the stand) to hold the tube in place making sure that it was square and tacked it on. Then I welded the engine mount bottom bar inside the frame so that the front of the tube was 18 inches from the inside of the end tube.
The tranny mount is just a piece of square tubing with holes drilled on the ends and two in the middle for the trans mount. I used 1 inch 7/16 inside diameter spacers and bolted through the tubing through the spacers into the tranny mount. I made a template with sheetmetal for the tranny mount holes.
Here it is with nothing on it, so you can get a better look:
[ 12-29-2003, 05:49 PM: Message edited by: paulm ]
Dec 29th, 03, 10:22 AM
Could ya type all that again a little slower this time? :D
Dec 29th, 03, 11:13 AM
Good job, Paul. I'm picturing that thing with a mount behind the trans for the differential, and a seat attached. The world's first 6 second lawn chair.
Dec 29th, 03, 11:48 AM
You know, I was thinking the same thing when I first bolted the engine/trans on it!
Dec 29th, 03, 12:59 PM
I see that you left enough room to mount a radiator. I have a set of headers, lets fire it up on the stand !!
Dec 30th, 03, 10:23 AM
I'm still bored, but needed to paint the 327. I modified the tranny mount tube to be able to bolt to the back of the engine in case I didn't want the tranny on the cart. When I put the tranny on the back engine mount tubes will lay down flat and out of the way.