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Timberwolf

Another engine stand... this one for starting the motor.

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(Tuesday, Sept 23rd)

Beginnings of the start stand...

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(Wednesday, Setp 24th)

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(forgot to take the small piece of angle I used as a spacer out from under the motor before taking pics... oops)

(Thursday, Sept 25th)

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Wiring diagram worked out, coils and solenoid mounted. Made a checklist for tomorrow. If I can gather everything I need tonight, it might be able to start it (or try to) before I leave work tomorrow.

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(Friday, Sept 26th, Morning)

made a big list yesterday of everything I needed to bring to work today to make this thing run. Went and bought all the bits and pieces I didn't have. Got everything together from my garage and set it so all I had to do was grab it and go. Then this morning, I went... but forgot to grab the pile. Sigh.

(Friday, Sept 26th, Afternoon)

Well, everything is done except mounting the tank, installing the little bit of wiring it needs, and the throttle. Found an old two cable throttle at home and a chunk of handlebar. I'm going to weld it right to this thing :D

Today I gusseted the tank mount, added some cross bracing under the main carriage, cut out an access window in the front mount, installed another pair of die springs, and made a self-storing handle. I am picking up my son from college after work today. I think I am going to bring him down here to the shop tomorrow to see if we can't fire it up together :thumbsup:

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Thanks! Wired it up today, but couldn't get it to fire. I didn't have my multimeter with me but it appear at least one set of points was sticking.

Monday I'll take in the extra sets I've got and also mount the throttle. Once I'm sure everything is solid and working I'll tear it back down and get the thing powdercoated.

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ready to clean up, paint and straighten up the wiring. It runs!

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Quick video:



Seems to run ok, but I'm not getting fuel. It's only running on starting fluid. I thought maybe the tank wasn't high enough, but the fuel level is about even with the top of the diaphragm covers, so...?

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Its probably cuz the "T" hose barb is connected wrong.

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T-connector was fine. Just look at it as a screwy 'Y' :)

Turned out to be the fuel tank. Leaky, but still was creating a vacuum lock. I popped the cap and it ran fine. Check it out.

Now that I know the motor runs ok, it's time to tear it down for the big bore kit and head rebuild. Going to pull the motor off and get the start stand powder coated I think.

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Brought home an 86 FXR last night. Needs to be gone through and resealed, etc. So I drew up another engine stand to make this week.

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Obviously not a "starting stand" in this configuration... but I may put together some mounts to use it on the stand above down the road a bit.

Time to fire up the laser and get my flanges and gussets made. More pics to come (if anyone's interested)

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laser works is done... Also lined up the DOM out of the scrap bin.

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Should have this thing wrapped up tomorrow. Got everything else cut. Couple holes to drill and tap, then some welding.

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That's amazing in its efficiency. There's nothing there that doesn't need to be there.

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Built a shop cart. Laser cut the top with holes that match the die springs from the honda motor start stand up above.

That way I can get it up off the floor to work on it.


Also put a piece of DOM in the middle that matches up with the harley engine stand. Allows me to spin it about the vertical and horizontal axis. I originally designed the stand to just mount to a bench top (as you saw above), but I liked this idea better. Tagged on some holsters for the mig gun just in case and a hook for the helmet/shield/whatever.


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How it works:




Ended up mounting a vice to the cart too, which came in handy when I built the exhaust (check out my thread in the Builder's Log subforum to see how that turned out :) ).


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Pretty damn crafty, young man.

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