When you need to repair the engine outside the car, you can use the engine mount. However, if your engine is particularly large, you may find it difficult to find a ready-made solution. [Liebregts] Someone recently contacted such a kimchi, he has a 1928 8-liter Bentley engine, there is nothing to install. Therefore, it is necessary to build a customized engine mount.
The bracket is made of strong 50x50x4mm steel pipe to withstand the weight of the huge old engine. Its design focuses on the ground clearance, so when the engine needs to be lifted back into the car, the engine crane can easily slide under the bracket. It also allows the entire engine to be inverted, even raised and lowered. This makes it easier to reach different parts of the engine while keeping the center of gravity at the required position to avoid the entire assembly from tipping over.
This is not a very complicated build, but it shows how much difference it can make when you have the right tools for the job. After the engine is taken out and placed on the bracket, the work and handling of many complex tasks in the repair process are much easier. It also benefits from custom manufacturing to fit the size of the Bentley engine. Everything fits, it just works!
Although few of us have a rare 1928 Bentley that requires engine shutdown service, its construction should provide great inspiration for those engaged in similar tasks. At the same time, consider building a custom engine crane for yourself to help around the garage.